Mobile Device Updates in the Field

Mobile Device Updates Field Operations Dynamics 365

Handling inventory in the field is one of the most important tasks for any field operations based company, so why do so many wait until the end of the day (or the end of the week) to update inventory status from the field?  They do it because they seem to be stuck on the old…

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Dynamics 365/AX Multiple Legal Entities Chart of Accounts

Legal Entity

Deciding how to set up the Chart of Accounts is a foundational question that must be carefully thought out and planned in the early days of a Dynamics 365/AX implementation.  It becomes increasingly complicated when there are multiple legal entities involved in the implementation.  A clear understanding of the many components of the Chart of…

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Why are Plastics Manufacturers Embracing Digital Twins?

Digital Twins in Plastics Manufacturing

In the spirit of Digital Transformation (See our blog from last week – Why Are Plastic Manufacturers Embracing Digital Transformation?), Plastic Manufacturers continue to look for: Transformational changes to generate more revenue Initiatives to protect and grow their user base Ways to produce more with fewer resources Here are some additional ways that Digital Transformation…

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The Spider Web of Service Agreement Sales Price for Dynamics 365 Made Easier

Get a little confused when thinking about the best way to set up Sales Prices for Service Agreements?  Want to make sure invoices are going out with a high level of first-pass accuracy?  Would like to reduce the number of pricing adjustments and increase customer satisfaction?  Want to make price increase time a little easier?…

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Why Are Plastic Manufacturers Embracing Digital Transformation?

Digital Transformation in Plastics Manufacturing

As I sit through a digital transformation and technology oriented conference, there are some recurring themes that are relevant for plastic manufacturing. “Focus on the outcome”… ”Start with the end in mind”… While a tad cliché-ish, they remain true. By the way, each presentation is being automatically converted via voice to text, so every single…

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Field Operations and “Expiring” Inventory

Field Operations and Expiring Inventory Dynamics 365

So many ERP and Field Operations solutions do not accommodate one of the more common methods of inventory delivery.  If you have products with expirations, like food, drugs or other products that must be used by a specific date, more traditional enterprise management software will simply not work for your business model.  Microsoft Dynamics 365…

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Plastics Manufacturing: Business Intelligence Is The New Currency, Not Big Data

Business Intelligence in Plastics Manufacturing

Okay, this is not just for Plastic Manufacturing, but given the competitiveness and growth of plastics, I’d suggest that this statement is absolutely true. Consider some of these typical comments: “Geez, if we’d only known earlier…” “Who could have predicted that?” “Why aren’t we doing that?” “It seems so obvious now…” “We could be rich…

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