In a rapidly evolving market, distributors have to implement ever more advanced management solutions to cope with customer demands for lower prices, shorter delivery times and accurate, real-time information.
Operations (formerly Microsoft Dynamics AX) for Microsoft Dynamics 365 streamlines and automates critical business processes from order capture to inventory replenishment. Embedded Power BI, the industry’s most advanced business intelligence solution, delivers real-time visibility across your entire operation and pre-emptive alerts to management and clients.
Dynamics 365 excels at integrating inventory, sales, purchasing, and financial information across multiple locations. Every business operation is enhanced with sophisticated machine learning and predictive intelligence tools to deliver the insights you need for precise decision making.
To stay competitive, distributors need the ability to predict and respond to changes in end-customer demand.
Logistics in Microsoft Dynamics 365 offers strong forecasting functionality that supports long-term planning and helps you optimise inventory levels, achieve faster turnaround times and precise order fulfilment. You can create sales and purchase forecasts based on items and time periods and use an unlimited number of forecast models to simulate various future scenarios. To quickly project cash flow, you can transfer item forecasts to the general ledger forecast.
Dynamics 365 for Operations offers robust functionality to automate picking processes, optimise layout, eliminate blind spots and remove wasted steps.
Intelligent tools give you the flexibility to define your warehouse layout according to changing needs. Automatically identify optimal storage locations for items, based on the characteristics of items and warehouse zones. Automated picking processes determine the most logical sequence of picking locations, allowing you to optimise picking routes, speed up order fulfilment, and respond rapidly to unique customer demands.