The manufacturing sector is at the core of supply chain processes, which have faced extensive disruptions recently. These disturbances have emphasized the need for resilient, adaptable, and robust supply chain models that leverage advanced solutions like Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (SCM) to navigate the complexities inherent in the industry effectively.
Understanding the Disruptions in Manufacturing Supply Chains
Global events and unprecedented disruptions have made supply chain processes more intricate for the manufacturing industry, impacting the regular flow and exchange of goods and creating substantial backlogs in supply chains. This has presented inventory planners and demand planners in manufacturing with the challenge of aligning inventory effectively with consumer demand under uncertain conditions.
Escalation in Material Shortages and Costs
Manufacturers are confronted with increasing costs and a shortage of raw materials, like steel and aluminum, significantly impacting production lines. Concurrent shortages in components, like semiconductors and resins, have posed additional challenges, compelling manufacturers to evolve and adapt swiftly to counterbalance the irregularities in material availability and consumer demand.
Fortifying Manufacturing Supply Chain: Best Practices
Inventory planners and demand planners in manufacturing must meticulously evaluate, restructure, and fortify their supply chain processes. Implementing Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM can aid in adopting the following best practices to achieve supply chain resilience in manufacturing:
Enhance Supply Chain Visibility and Process: