In todayâ€™s world, manufacturing companies depend on technology for inventory management, resource allocation, product design, production scheduling, process optimization, and more. They engage a mix of discrete, process, and lean manufacturing methods that are often manage through distinct systems. This restraint makes it difficult to cost-effectively satisfy customer demands, especially across multiple sites and geographies. The increasing requirements for green manufacturing, the growth of contract manufacturing, and the array of global workforce all heighten shortcomings in many of todayâ€™s ERP solutions.
To overcome these challenges, workers in manufacturing firms need real-time access to role specific information along with the tools that help them perform their individual tasks, in the office or on the shop floor, from any location around the world. A world-class ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX was built to provide these capabilities while managing discrete, lean and process manufacturing models with a single solution as well as scheduling resources to jobs and operation across multiple locations.