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Overview

Supply Chain Management speeds up production by speeding up the information flow. It enables you to stay on top of operations. The Production floor management workspace gives users an overview of all jobs and progress in their area, complete with supporting links. They get capacity planning, production scheduling, and sequencing capabilities to control the factory floor effectively.

The Production floor management workspace allows users to:

  • Have an at-a-glance view of all production orders in the pipeline and critical on-hand inventory. You can also release all available orders at once or select the orders you need to prioritize.

  • View pending production orders through workspace tiles. Selecting the tiles displays production orders and release pages. You can check material availability before releasing orders to the factory floor.

  • Review jobs with deviations that may call for further investigation. You have full visibility into the jobs your team is working on.

  • Supervise staff, manage production jobs, and check progress on the floor. You have access to information to keep jobs moving and on schedule. The Production floor management workspace gives you centralized access to processes and information. You can monitor staff attendance and check who is present or absent, and you can review other key information, such as the production orders you need to release.

  • Update the critical on-hand view of the materials needed for the order before releasing a production order. With ready access to the requirement calculation of the production order, it's easy to make the corresponding changes, if necessary.

Job cards

Supply Chain Management helps you complete production orders quickly and efficiently. By using the job card device, you can access the workspaces and information you need to do the job. The employee signs into the device with a unique badge number. The system presents jobs in their scheduled order, but you can also review all jobs assigned to you.

Here's a screenshot of a Job card that displays the status of an assigned job.

A screenshot of a Job card that shows the status of an assigned job.

The simple user interface is optimized for touch devices, making it possible to record data while working right from the manufacturing floor. You can confirm the requested quantity and adjust as needed. You can then submit a progress report as the work is done. When you complete the job, you sign out so another person can take over on the device.

Product costing

Successful organizations must understand the fulfillment cost of every order, and the cost of bringing each new product to market. They must know every detail of component and manufacturing costs. The product costing feature allows you to evaluate implications upfront. Each industry has its own item management demands, including traceability, routing, component dependencies, and valuation.

Supply Chain Management eases oversight of these factors and keeps supply chain operations optimized. It helps keep products moving beyond the factory floor. It supports effective accounting and forecasting, with detailed breakdowns of all production and material costs and variances, including indirect costs as specified.

Gantt charts

Gantt charts allow you to optimize production by making operations transparent. You can adjust schedules in lieu of material or resource shortages and make the best use of available resources to keep the lines moving.

Here's a screenshot of the Gantt chart view.

A screenshot of the Gantt chart view of operations.

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management connects production orders with the production floor. It gives you the complete flexibility of production control, enabling you to view and manage jobs on your lines, via mobile devices or job card devices on the shop floor. Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management can optimize your production through a digital feedback loop, giving you the ability to respond to market diversity.