Streamline and automate business processes throughout the supply chain to improve planning, optimize inventory levels, reduce costs, and respond quickly to changes in customer and supplier demand. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 connects sales and purchasing processes with logistics, production, and warehouse management to provide real-time visibility throughout the supply chain. With the ability to integrate external business processes and support application-to-application connectivity, you can improve supply and demand planning to optimize inventory levels and increase reliability rates for execution and delivery. In addition, you can help simplify government and corporate compliance commitments by defining custom business rules and workflows based on risk scenarios.
Microsoft Dynamics AX for supply chain management can help you:
Improve customer service. Enhance the security and reliability of deliveries with the global available-to-promise (ATP) view, which provides delivery alternatives in the event of unexpected disruptions. Automate sales and purchasing processes, track and locate inventory items quickly, and help ensure accurate pricing and discounts to improve customer satisfaction.
Reduce costs by optimizing supply chain management processes. Improve productivity, adapt internal processes quickly to meet new demands, and optimize processes across sites in the supply chain.
Control and streamline inventory. Use powerful inventory management tools to improve forecasting and planning, match supply with customer demand, and create sales and purchasing forecasts based on specific items and time periods.
Increase visibility throughout the supply chain. Empower users to view real-time data through a user-friendly interface and Role Centers that provide quick access to tasks and critical business intelligence (BI) information, such as key performance indicators (KPIs) and custom reports.
Lower the costs of supply chain integration by using Microsoft BizTalk Server to smoothly orchestrate business processes, quickly meet changing partner needs, and easily form new partnerships.
Increase cooperation among purchasing, production, customer demand, inventory, and other key areas of your business.
Automate sales and purchasing and help streamline intercompany operations. Improve relationships with your customers and suppliers, manage intercompany orders within one system, and help achieve better cost control.
"Now, we’re able to process orders faster and give customers better information on the status of their orders. That enhances customer retention and helps us expand our market share."
John King, Senior Vice President of Operations, Selecta
Supply chain management capabilities by edition
Advanced Management Enterprise*
Supply Chain Management Role Centers
Logistics and Inventory Management
*Advanced Management Enterprise available as additional components for the Advanced Management edition only.
= Feature available with Advanced Management Enterprise options. You must have the Advanced Management edition to get features marked Advanced Management Enterprise only.
= Feature available to add on to either edition