ROLLED PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS
Enabling textile and rolled steel manufacturers to modernize operations with ERP, MES, CRM, and supply chain management technology.
THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE DIGITAL LEADERS
Your rolled products manufacturing organization needs to encompass data across the supply chain, inventory and production to optimize operations and meet customer expectations. Through automated processes, collecting and tracking accurate information at every step in the process—from purchasing through production and delivery—you can achieve the visibility that will build profits.
Whether you serve a handful of large accounts or hundreds of customers, they expect fast and accurate answers and will go to your competitor if you can’t deliver. With today’s affordable technology options, you can transform your operations more easily than you thought possible.
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Not having accurate inventory can have serious repercussions throughout your organization. Potential fines if your company can’t track a roll number for a recall or product failure. Lost credibility when “missing inventory” delays an order for your best customer.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 reduces the risk of inaccurate inventory by providing the tools to view, report, and trace inventory at any point during the product lifecycle.
With inventory tracking features and specific roll management functionality, the history of each individual roll is traceable through every manufacturing step. Employees, from sales to shipping, see a real-time view of your inventory at any time from anywhere.
Customers are not as forgiving as they once were. When they call to check on order status, they expect an instant answer—not a call-back two hours later.
With centralized data that flows across the organization, everyone from sales reps to production managers can be on the same page. With visibility into orders as they are placed, the manufacturing schedule, and work in progress, your employees can make and meet promises. Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides a single-source experience that connects sales, service, manufacturing, planning, scheduling, order fulfillment, and purchasing.
Restocking material can’t always happen overnight. An overlooked inventory shortage can become a production and customer service disaster.
By automating production floor management, supervisors receive alerts to potential problems with inventory, scheduling or machinery. With Microsoft Dynamics 365, your managers and operators have more flexibility to see and respond to changing production issues. Complete information allows managers to be proactive, keeping production moving to deliver the quality and turnaround that customers expect.
In a time of significant skills shortages on the shop floor, combined with ever-inflating customer expectations, using data to monitor and improve production is imperative.
Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides support for operators through task guides, workflows, and alerts. With guidance for daily production tasks such as starting jobs and reporting jobs as finished, production workers get up to speed quickly. Visibility into machine performance and maintenance allows managers and employees to fine tune assets for maximum productivity.
Growth requires new ways of doing business to coordinate operations across multiple facilities.
With Microsoft Dynamics 365, advanced inbound algorithms use warehouse zones and replenishment strategies to optimize picking and shipping.
Advanced put away strategies and picking guidance simplify workflows and improve productivity. Custom work-flows allow rolled product manufacturers to fine tune production and warehouse management to meet unique business requirements. Material handling instructions based on the system support warehouse workers at every level of experience.
The inability to track rolled products across the product lifecycle is a constant and time-consuming challenge for manufacturers. The ERP and MES systems of the past weren’t designed to manage BOMs, routes, and complex SKU schemas.
With Microsoft Dynamics 365, manufacturers track and trace inventory with detailed dimensions across the inventory, warehouse, production, and transport processes. This level of detail supports multiple inventory control systems and inventory valuation methods including first in/first out (FIFO), standard cost, moving, and weighted average.
“I could not speak more highly of the people at Sikich (formerly PA Group) and how good of an asset they’ve been to Phifer.”
-William Cork, CIO at Phifer, Inc.
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ModernizE AND THRIVE
In the late 1990s, manufacturers had to make big investments to avoid Y2K business interruption. Now these systems pose their own risk, with obsolete technology and spiraling support costs.
The time for digital transformation is here and forward-thinking textile and rolled steel manufacturing companies are looking to solutions that can adapt for the long term. With business management solutions from Microsoft, like Dynamics 365 and Office 365, manufacturers like you are putting familiar, adaptable, and powerful applications to work, improving productivity and building for the future.
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