Customer demands for fast deliveries and lower costs, together with increasingly stringent government regulations, create many challenges for chemical manufacturers. Add a continual need for innovative product formulas and recipes, plus frequent packaging variations, and the result is escalating complexity in all areas of the business, including development, purchasing, manufacturing, distribution, and sales.
Microsoft Dynamics business software provides powerful and flexible manufacturing, financial, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions that support recipe management and efficient demand planning. Microsoft and its partners deliver systems that can help you shrink development cycles, respond quickly to customer trends, and comply with changing regulations. With the right system in place, you can improve operations, open visibility into the supply chain, and increase your competitiveness.
Manage formulas better
Move beyond manual records and spreadsheets.
Integrate development directly with batch and formula management, inventory information, procurement, and production planning.
Automatically adjust formulas based on raw material characteristics.
Monitor yields by standards identified in the formula.
Track product-specific materials characteristics, such as potency, shelf life, catch weight, classifications, lots, and units of measure.
Track production, quality, and compliance
Implement full traceability with integrated information, comprehensive lot and production monitoring, and end-to-end transparency.
Support fast, proactive, and informed responses to quality variations or unexpected conditions.
Streamline Quality Assurance Control (QAC) processes for monitoring, testing, quarantine, and product downgrading, while supporting effective recall procedures.
Easily provide compliance documentation.
Connect and automate for greater efficiency
Connect internal systems and extend key information to your customers and suppliers.
Automate business and production processes, speed transactions, and gain insight for operational improvements.
Efficiently schedule production, define routings, and plan for co-products or by-products.
Capitalize on new opportunities as they arise by modeling production capabilities and providing accurate capacity planning and associated production costing.
Give people the information they need to succeed
Deliver a single, real-time view of data from multiple facilities and departments.
Provide centralized access to reliable, role-based information across your business.
Improve collaboration between internal research, production, sales teams, and external associates.
Control inventory with real-time insight into production schedules, capacity, shop floor activities, and production costs.