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Companies in the metal fabrication business face complex requirements that are connected to the needs and demands of their manufacturing customers. Metal fabricators have to make quality products to exact specifications, synchronize their production schedules with the customer's schedule, and deliver products according to their consumption schedule.

To compete effectively, your metal fabrication business must: Be driven by the needs of your customers, minimize overcapacity, and reduce costs. You also have to build solid relationships to attract and retain customers.

Microsoft Dynamics solutions offer integrated applications that deliver powerful technologies for metal fabricators. These integrated applications can help you drive down costs by delivering powerful manufacturing, financial management, and customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. These solutions, in turn, support data transparency, lean business processes, supply chain management, and improved customer service.

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Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics solutions for metal fabricators

Microsoft Dynamics solutions give you a flexible IT system that supports:

  • Implementation of lean manufacturing with Just-in-Time (JIT) production, supply chain collaboration, visual management, and mixed-mode operation
  • Tight coordination and visibility with supply partners
  • A single view into all manufacturing, sales, procurement, and financial activity as it occurs
  • Linking customer requirements directly to manufacturers, suppliers, and distribution operators
  • Customer specific reports that detail where savings can be found and where customers are serviced most effectively
  • Improved customer support with effective tracking and monitoring of customer needs and requests
Microsoft Dynamics solutions can help your company:
  • Implement lean manufacturing Streamline processes by integrating your manufacturing, procurement, supply chain, and financial systems. You can enable real-time reporting and gain the visibility required to make accurate business decisions on the spot. You can also gain real-time access to supplier status, inventory, work-in-process, sales, purchasing, and financial information. This can help you simplify business activities and minimize waste in purchasing, quotation generation, manufacturing, materials management, and inventory control.


  • Lower costs Gain better control over processes and tasks to help reduce waste and boost efficiencies. For example, efficient integration of bill-of-materials components, financials, procurement, manufacturing, and warrantee service activities can help accelerate the time it takes to get products to market. This reduces costs associated with excess inventory and inefficiently. With well integrated solutions, you have a clearer understanding of what products and processes can be reused when creating new projects.


  • Improve customer relationships Deliver hiqh-quality customer service by implementing an integrated CRM solution. Microsoft Dynamics solutions can give you the means to develop profitable long-term relationships with tools that help you manage and track all customer-facing activities. You can coordinate with manufacturing to maintain high rates of machine utilization. And CRM integration can use actual manufacturing costs and production availability to more effectively quote a winning and profitable price.

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Learn more about how Microsoft Dynamics business software solutions can help you solve your business needs in the metal fabrication industry.

  • Contact us to request more information or to speak with a Microsoft representative.


  • Find manufacturing solutions developed by Microsoft Certified Partners to meet the unique needs of your business or industry.

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