Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have some doubts? Here are the answers to the FAQ to help you understand more about Dynamics 365 and the Manufacturing industry.

Among the dozens of manufacturing use cases with AI that boost industry 4.0, machine learning is one of its main subsets that help drive value in this industry, bringing benefits mainly to:


• Predictive maintenance
• Quality control
• Cybersecurity
• Logistics & inventory management
• Product development
• Robotics
• Expense management


Intrinsically connected with IoT and ML, AI also helps organizations become more profitable, efficient, and safe when powering:


• Predictive analytics
• Predictive maintenance
• Robotics
• Automated operations

Having several manufacturing ERP software products to choose from, it's important to consider that not every solution is right for every business (even if the software offers hundreds of valuable features). You must start by considering factors like your company size, the specific sector within manufacturing, complexity, budget, challenges, and needs to narrow down your options and make the right choice. After that, you must:


- Create a list of your top ERP software vendors
- Meet with vendors to clarify doubts and learn more about their products/services
- Ask about available training and implementation
- Review references from vendors' customers
- Verify whether the system is "future-proofed" and user friendly
- Compare prices, capabilities, and customer support
- Choose the vendor who understands your business and provides the ERP that meets your manufacturing requirements/needs.

After relying on a proper ERP for your manufacturing processes, you'll facilitate and accelerate your organization's evolution from new product introduction to operational efficiency. That said, the best way to start using ERP software is to adapt to the constant and changing industry demands by:


• Improving Supply Chain agility
• Managing the complexity of the production plant
• Leveraging data for insights


It's worth mentioning that you must consider your vendor's training and support to learn more about the ERP functionalities and features to get the most out of the system and be ready for the constant industry changes.

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing is built to provide capabilities that support this industry's core operations and requirements. With numerous benefits, Microsoft Cloud empowers companies to be more resilient while securely connecting people, assets, business processes, and workflow.
Manufacturing organizations that leverage Microsoft Cloud witness:


• Digitally empowered workforce
• Safe and agile factory operations
• More resilient supply chains
• Unlocked new services and innovation

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What kind of technology is used in this Manufacturing service? 

Manufacturers are using technology adoption, to redefine their work methods and lower supply chain costs. Disruptive technologies can create positive change within a company by optimizing processes, reducing manual labor, increasing productivity, gaining overall visibility, and much more.

Although Industry 4.0 in the manufacturing sector is quickly progressing, it challenges manufacturers to keep up and avoid being left behind by the competition. Pangea’s goal is to help you take your digital journey to the next level with Dynamics 365 and leverage IoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning, Power Platform and more, to help your business flourish and exceed your results.

Utilizing the centralized Dynamics 365 Ecosystem will bring you:

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Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing

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Centralize
Operations

Centralize
Operations
01

Create shared services departments that quickly and easily manage all your entities, locations, and facilities reducing overhead and minimizing errors.

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Effective
Supply Chain

Effective
Supply Chain
02

Gain real-time visibility into the entire operation from the shop floor to the top floor, up and down the supply chain, and throughout the business ecosystem.

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Material &
Capacity Planning

Material &
Capacity Planning
03

Ensure the availability of materials and products by forecasting the need for raw materials and capacity. Leverage real-time insights into requirement changes and save costs by reducing inventory levels.

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Production Bill
of Materials

Production Bill
of Materials
04

Empower your manufacturing team with a configurable and automatized bill of materials (BOM), formulas, and recipes. Enable them to create, estimate, and schedule production from start to finish while tracking and controlling resources, routes, stock levels, and product quality.

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Shop Floor
Control

Shop Floor
Control
05

Help your workers to be more efficient and confident by providing an optimized shop-floor user interface that centralizes all processes, functions, tasks, and information in a single place. You will be able to customize the interface for each role, situation, and task.

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Intercompany
Transactions

Intercompany
Transactions
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Run intercompany transactions smoothly by setting rules that trace all intercompany sales and purchase orders. Define trade relationships and identify the connection between them.

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Vendor
Management and
Collaboration

Vendor
Management and
Collaboration
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Build a seamless relationship with your vendors by using the Vendor Collaboration interface. They will be able to interact with you and be more self-sufficient when working with purchase orders, invoices when placing bids on RFQs, and monitoring consignment inventory information.

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Procurement
workflows

Procurement
workflows
08

Create a consistent, transparent, and centralized procurement and sourcing process by controlling and monitoring every step of the way, thus bringing more efficiency and trustworthiness to your business.

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Mixed reality

Mixed reality
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Leverage Dynamics 365 Guides in HoloLens to significantly decrease unproductive hours and ease worker’s tasks. Integrated with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Dynamics 365 Guides provides easy-to-follow instructions for production processes, such as certifications, safety procedures, services, operations, and more.

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