This is the fourth post in our five-part series Five Ways to Make Your Supply Chain More Dynamic. We’ve previously looked at how finding actual costs is key to cutting out any inefficiencies in your supply chain, how turning data into insight can drive better decision making, and how true collaboration can lead to idea sharing not just information sharing. Today, we’ll discuss how you can keep business moving when the unexpected hits.
Natural disasters. Political unrest. Economic collapses. Even the occasional economic surge. The volatility of our world is an everyday reality for every business, regardless of where it is. Even if your customers and facilities are situated on the same plot of land, your supply chain is undoubtedly global—you’ve got goods and raw materials coming from all over the world. As a result, it’s critical that you can identify and avoid disruptions.
Great plans rely on great data, and that data needs to come from across your business. The predictive analysis tools in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allow you to look ahead, paint accurate “what if” pictures, and get a clear sense of how major changes—or even slight fluctuations—could impact your entire business.
And because Business Central brings together financial and supply chain management, you can see how changes to your supply chain affect everything from open orders to delivery times, inventory and cash flow, allowing you to predict and contain the impact a supply chain disruption has on your business and your customers.
Armed with this information, you’ll be prepared for almost anything. You’ll know your options. And you’ll know how to craft a contingency plan to help avoid disruption to your business.
Your supply chain is flexible, but it doesn’t have to be fragile. Dynamics 365 Business Central gives you the tools to prepare for and protect your SCM processes—from the ramifications of global events to the deluge of big data. This five-part blog series was designed to pinpoint those interruptions and opportunities, and to demonstrate how Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central makes supply chain management simpler, smarter and more profitable.