Some of the challenges faced by the manufacturing industry include increased national and international competition, high raw material and energy costs, & state regulation. The most fundamental factors for success in the manufacturing industry are to produce the right products; in the right quantities; at the right time, with good quality, and at a price, the customer is willing to pay. Moreover, manufacturing units need to utilize the resources in the best possible manner to bring efficiency. Microsoft Dynamics NAV is an integrated business application that helps small and mid-sized organizations to respond quickly to customer demands while improving manufacturing performance through automating processes.
The production component in Microsoft Dynamics NAV enables manufacturing units to plan the production capacity, to track & control the production processes & utilizes production resources efficiently. NAV enables manufacturing companies to respond to the needs of customers faster and more reliably. Moreover, Dynamics NAV offers integrated communication and collaboration by synchronizing communication line between engineering, manufacturing, and subcontractors. This means that information is shared seamlessly across the disparate systems enabling teams to make informed decisions.
With Dynamics NAV for manufacturing, you can easily boost operational efficiency by efficiently manage production including production orders, bills of material, supply planning, and capacity requirements planning. With integrated information, manufacturing organizations can make accurate promises to customers; respond quickly to last-minute requests and changes, while taking advantage of new business opportunities based on useful business insights. The core capabilities of NAV can benefit any size manufacturing business. With rapid visibility into work-in-process (WIP), support for order-by-order workflow, and the ability to implement additional functionality enables organizations using NAV to grow seamlessly while simplifying the business operations.
The core capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics NAV:-
- Agile Manufacturing
- Production Management
- Bills of Material (BOM)
- Graphical Scheduling
- Order Promising
- Exceptions Handling
- Supply Planning
- Demand forecasting
- Manual Planning
- Capacity Planning
- Warehouse and inventory management
- Machine center allocation
- Manufacturing costing
- Automated Data Collection System (ADCS)
- Version Management
- Finite Loading
Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV
From the order to the finished product:- Dynamics NAV enables you to manage production processes and incorporates special features of make-to-order, series and process manufacturing. Moreover, modules in NAV allow manufacturers to accurately plan, track and report back on production orders. Moreover, production orders can directly be created from sales orders on the basis of stock, requirements and scheduling parameters.
Production planning “to-go”:- With assembly orders, manufacturers can carry out MRP and capacity planning with flexibility and minimal configuration effort. With this, manufacturers can simplify order processing while addressing customer needs to assemble items on a make-to-order basis.
Everything at a glance:- With graphic representations, Dynamics NAV offers an improved overview and better control. NAV provides key production factors such as production orders, sequences, and material availability by means of a graphic wall chart, helping manufacturers to see critical workloads at a glance.