Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics ERP, CRM & Cloud for Manufacturing

Solutions that scale with your growth

Manufacturers need easy-to-use, flexible manufacturing ERP solutions (Batch manufacturing, Process Manufacturing, Industry specific manufacturing processes) to effectively manage business operations and procurement. Microsoft Dynamics ERP for manufacturing is designed specifically to include finance, supply chain management, operations management and human resources. Manufacturing, supply chain and distribution often go hand in hand.  

Endeavour has a significant number of small and mid-size manufacturing clients who are using Business Central, Dynamics NAV or Dynamics GP, while other larger clients are also using the very strong and robust Advanced Manufacturing modules including the powerful manufacturing and supply chain capabilities in Dynamics NAV or the new Dynamics 365 Business Central Premium. Such larger Dynamics ERP manufacturing implementations entail more complex Advisory Services and Staff Augmentation for manufacturing management and planning such as advanced demand planning, planning quantities and the use of MO (Manufacturing Order) to reflect the routing within each manufacturing process: from raw goods, through their incubation period, to the finished product.  Endeavour has also helped clients successfully integrate multiple systems and processes between their warehouse management system (WMS), their Microsoft ERP, and their MRP with Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP) practices.

More and more manufacturing companies are expanding their technology investments to include CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to manage their sales reps and selling activities, as well as, their post-sales customer service including: the management of after-sale maintenance, warranties, support contracts, product recalls, service bulletins and contract renewals.

Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Support

2020 Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics GP, Dynamics NAV and CRM for Manufacturing

• Automate Manufacturing Bill of Materials and vendor inventory planning
• Create standard inventory management and replenishment processes
• Streamline and transition from monthly planning to weekly demand planning
• Set schedules, process manufacturing orders and ‘manufacturing order processing’
• Consolidate multiple POs by vendor in GP with multiple lines per PO
• Reduce reporting administrative costs 
• Provide quick and easy access to monthly financial reporting
• Support custom workflows for Batch Manufacturing, Process Manufacturing and Quality Assurance 
Integrate with your portals, e-commerce, Demand driven MRP, and sales team for efficient transaction processing 
• EDI and XML for supply chain order processing, inventory updates and ASN’s
• Configured to support your Inventory and Order Processing systems
• Centralize your estimates, forecasts and job costing
• Calculate your precise WIP (Work in Process) at any given time with the GP manufacturing module
• Integrate with a wide variety of legacy, shop floor and other best of breed systems
• With 3rd party ISV tools such as the Smoothie demand planning Connector for GP by DemandWorks for complex demand planning 
• With advanced barcode scanning and data capture tools for Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP
• Use CRM and Field Service to support product warranties, post sales service and recalls

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Here's why you should consider working with us

  • We’re in the top 5% of Microsoft Partners worldwide
  • 30+ years of success
  • Locations across Canada & support in the USA
  • Deep application knowledge
  • Industry-specific business process knowledge
  • Accounting, IFRS, SOX, Tax and audit knowledge

Endeavour Solutions Canada is a Microsoft Gold ERPMicrosoft Gold Cloud, and Silver CRM Partner focusing on consulting, development, implementation, upgrades, support and training for Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains), Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision), Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (Cloud-ERP), Dynamics 365 Sales (CRM), Azure Cloud and Office 365. We are one of the top Microsoft Dynamics partners in Canada and a repeat winner of Microsoft's President's Club.

Business Central Manufacturing Device SL (Subscription License) for shared terminals

Device software licenses available via Endeavour for Dynamics 365 as an alternative to Full-user or Team member user.  Business Central SaaS Cloud ERP or On-Premises.

Manufacturing Shop Floor Device subscription - Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • Clock-in and clock-out
  • Starting and finishing production jobs (including project activities carried out on the shop floor)
  • Reporting progress
  • Materials consumption and completion
  • Viewing documents and instructions related to production jobs
  • Viewing worker holiday balances

Warehouse Device subscription - Dynamics 365 Business Central

  • Receiving
  • Putting-away
  • Doing internal stock transfers
  • Picking, packing
  • Capturing product attributes
  • Shipping goods plus performing inventory count checks in the context of a warehouse management system
  • Posting output and materials consumption against production orders when captured as transfers of raw materials and finished goods between a warehouse and a production line (all other types of transactions are excluded)

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BI and KPIs for Manufacturing Companies

Beyond the Sales, Accounting & Finance KPI dashboards, Endeavour recommends looking at:
  • % Rework & Returns
  • % Downtime Due to Maintenance
  • WIP - Work in Progress Manufacturing KPI
  • Manufacturing Equipment Utilization
  • Safety and Security
  • % Re-use Grey Water
  • Days Without Lost Time for Accidents
  • Production Throughput per Hour
  • Waste Diversion, Recycling & Re-Use
  • Bill Collection
  • Inventory Replenishment Rate
  • Days Finished Inventory


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