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Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Forest Products is a complete ERP solution that meets the unique needs of the industry. The solution offers fully integrated quoting, sales, manufacturing, warehousing, procurement, and transportation along with a robust accounting and reporting system.

Dynamics 365 allows forest products manufacturers to migrate away from niche, industry-specific, solutions to a single platform that has tremendous ongoing investment from Microsoft. This solution has one of the lowest overall total costs of ownership among fully integrated, top tier ERP solutions, and has the ability to be deployed in the cloud.

Sales

  • Delivered pricing with automatic freight rating
  • View freight and product margin analysis at time of quote
  • Configure complex items at time of quote
  • Multiple units of measure for price and quantity in sales, warehousing, invoicing, etc.

Manufacturing

  • Ability to create co-products and by-products on a single production run
  • Shop floor tagging and production reporting
  • Optimize production scheduling using multiple product attributes
  • Optimize inventory levels through raw material demand forecasting and real-time inventory consumption

Financials

  • Capture high-level reporting detail through a flexible, multi-dimensional account structure
  • Support for cost accounting through tightly integrated manufacturing
  • Integrated Business Intelligence solution with dashboards and data cubes

Warehousing

  • Real-time visibility into raw materials and unitized finished goods inventory
  • Real-time inventory tracking and validation at the time of shipping using mobile technology
  • Ability to track multiple items in a single unit (shop/falldown)

Transportation

  • Ability to manage freight costs in real-time through:
    • Load and route planning and management
    • Point-to-point, zone, mileage and weight-based rating
    • Integrated freight payables
  • Support for full truckload, less than truckload, multi-modal, and intermodal

Procurement

  • Enforce corporate policies through workflow-based approvals
  • Manage vendor delivery and pricing performance
  • Robust vendor quote management