Plastics Manufacturing

Plastics Manufacturing – Intelligent Handling of Scrap in Dynamics AX

Scrap and By-product management in plastics manufacturing

Scrap re-use is generally a requirement in Plastic Manufacturing to improve yield. Microsoft’s ERP system, Dynamics AX (aka, Dynamics 365) has handled both discrete and process manufacturing for years (and, mixed mode manufacturing) which means that scrap can be accounted for, re-used, and costed accurately in the same production order. In a previous blog post…

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Continuous Improvement in Plastics Manufacturing

Continuous Improvement in Plastics Manufacturing

As Plastics Manufacturers continue to improve yield percentage, operational speed or uptime, it is important to track the events or draw insight for root cause. Quality issues related to high scrap rate can be due to materials, process, calibration or human factors. It’s important to capture these non-conforming events and report on them, so corrective…

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How to Gain and Leverage Financial Insights in Plastics Manufacturing

Gain Financial Insights for Plastics Manufacturing

As Plastic Manufacturers evaluate opportunities and threats, it’s easier to look inwards to investigate ways to optimize processes. Removing non value-added processes is one possible step. Evaluating cost across lines, customer, product, projects, groups, regions or cost centers is important to confirming profitability or possible cost leaks. Whether you’re an extruder, molder, or thermoformer, capturing…

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Managing Product Returns in Plastics Manufacturing using Dynamics 365 for Operations

Return Orders

Returns are a fact of life in Plastics Manufacturing. Without an ERP in place returns are generally manually managed taking into consideration both the financial business rules and receiving process. Whether you manufacture sheets and films or molded plastic parts, Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 for Operations provides this by: Easily creating a Return Order Linking this…

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