Supply chain management (SCM) is the oversight of the entire lifecycle of a product or service: from its infancy as a raw material or idea, to the manufacturing of the product, to its distribution, to the retailer, and then ultimately, to the consumer. Each of these stages of the product or service is a link in a chain. Each step is fastened to the next, interconnecting to facilitate the creation of a product.
Maintaining a holistic view of your supply chain activities is essential for efficiency. No matter what kind of business you run, it should run like clockwork. And to do so, you need to be able to examine your business—every inch of it—in real time. To have supply chain control, you need to know what’s going on at every stage, at all times.
An enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution will provide you the control of your supply chain you need for more efficient people and processes, a better handle on costs, happier customers and, ultimately, greater profits.
The automation we offer helps reduce redundant tasks and can increase accuracy—from your desk all the way to your customer's receiving dock. That can eliminate bottlenecks, improve order processes, and minimize both handling time and overhead. And, because it works like and with Microsoft Office, there's less training and better cross-department communication.
Not only can our supply chain management solutions make your people more productive, they also can make work much less
like work. By linking your people to information—and to each other—Microsoft Dynamics ERP gives you the ability to
find exactly the information you're looking for—as high-level or as in-depth as you’d like—so you can make smarter
decisions more quickly.
Sapa Group is an international aluminum manufacturer, creating products like automotive parts and energy-efficient building materials. Over a 10-year period, Sapa grew rapidly, acquiring other companies with their own ERP supply chain solutions already in place. Attempting to coordinate several disjointed supply chain management services proved to be challenging – that is, until Sapa implemented Microsoft Dynamics ERP solution.
"We serve manufacturing customers in the automotive industry and others, which are very sensitive to point-in-time data. They require data in a given moment, or at least within a couple of hours, and if we can’t send that data, we will lose those orders."
Director of IT Deliver
With Microsoft Dynamics ERP, Sapa Group was able to consolidate existing systems into one single comprehensive solution, without a hitch. To ensure a smooth transition, four Microsoft technical consultants were present on-site when the implementation occurred.
We spent time researching what would be best for our company,” said Kiss. “Since we had been working with all of the ERP solutions, we had experience with them and we were aware of the requirements and costs of maintaining them."
Backed by a network of subject matter experts, architects, technical support professionals and engineers, all collaborating to reduce the risk associated with implementing the new solution globally. With guidance and dedicated support from Microsoft Services, Sapa Group has been able to achieve significant time and cost savings from global consolidation of ERP systems to one single solution, Microsoft Dynamics ERP.
The automation offered with Microsoft Dynamics ERP helps reduce redundant tasks and can increase accuracy—from your desk all the way to your customer's receiving dock. Automation of duties can eliminate bottlenecks, improve order processes, and minimize both handling time and overhead. And, because it looks like and works with Microsoft Office 365, it’s familiar and easy to use.
Not only can our supply chain management solution make your team more productive, Microsoft Dynamics ERP can make work easier. By linking your people to information—and to each other—Microsoft Dynamics ERP gives you the ability to easily find the exact information you're looking for—as complex as you’d like—so you can make smarter decisions, faster.Take a guided ERP tour
Microsoft Dynamics ERP supply chain management solutions are designed to be customizable to your supply
chain—not the other way around—and it comes with a host of other game-changing capabilities that can make it easier
for your entire organization to connect and collaborate.