Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have some doubts? Here are the answers to the FAQ to help you understand more about Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.

What are the top modules included in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management?

There are different valuable modules within Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management that can notoriously support an organization’s operations. Common modules include procurement, manufacturing, demand planning, order management, inventory management, and warehouse management.

Is Dynamics 365 on-premise or cloud?

Dynamics 365 is a suite of cloud-based solutions that combines ERP and CRM capabilities designed to effectively connect, visualize, prioritize, and manage every area of your business.

Finance & Operations apps can run on-premise and in the cloud. However, they could have some limitations in the on-premise deployment, and the system requirements, functionalities, and hardware sizing differ from the cloud deployment.

What database is used by Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Dynamics 365 offers two options to be implemented, cloud or on-premise. The most popular choice for Dynamics 365 implementations is deploying in the cloud, which is hosted in Azure.

Hosting your software in the cloud essentially means that everything, from the program itself to your data, is stored online. Azure SQL Database is the service that Dynamics 365  uses as a Database Engine.

What industries does Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management work for?

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management (SCM) touches upon any industry in almost every business area to enhance overall operations. To name the industries more precisely, these are the top 5 ones in supply chain management:

1. Manufacturing
2. Wireless & telecommunication
3. Transportation
4. eCommerce
5. Customer Service


Advantages compared to other similar Supply Chain Management software

With the myriad of benefits that Dynamics 365 provides, organizations harness a sustainable supply chain while minimizing overall costs with predictive insights and:

  • IoT intelligence

    Generate significant & actionable insights by leveraging IoT data signals integration with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management to quickly detect and address:
    - Production delays
    - Equipment downtime
    - Product quality.

  • Forecasting of the warehouse inventory

    More effective and efficient warehouse management system with Machine Learning guidance and Power BI heatmaps.
    - Easily track and visualize every warehouse operation
    - Optimize space usage
    - Manage materials and finished goods.

  • Cost management

    Easily define, manage, and report inventory and manufacturing accounting in different valuation methods while gaining easy-to-understand analytics regarding:
    - KPIs
    - Inventory cost flows
    - Key performance
    - Deviation detection
    And more.

  • Transportation management

    Determine transportation costs for customers while managing, controlling, and monitoring inbound and outbound transportation of goods and materials across the supply chain by determining:
    - Routing solutions
    - Fastest routes
    - Less expensive shipment rates.

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Key features

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Master planning

  • Synchronize inventory, storage, production, and transportation with the demand to boost productivity, lower costs, and support profitability. Automate the flow of information and materials to accelerate product delivery. Improve fulfillment, sourcing, and logistics with predictive analytics that calculate requirements and orders beforehand, and more.
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Cost management

  • Define, manage, and report inventory and manufacturing accounting in different valuation methods, such as FIFO, weighted average, moving average, and others, while gaining easy-to-understand analytics regarding your KPIs, inventory cost flows, key performance, deviation detection, and more.
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Inventory management

  • Control and monitor inbound and outbound operations, inventory movements, and activities while ensuring quality management processes with inventory management capabilities. You can always link sales and transportation to gain full visibility of product handling and quickly identify and solve errors.
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Procurement and sourcing

  • Ensure vendor products' quality by keeping good communication with your vendors and suppliers while streamlining the entire procurement process from identifying need to delivery and payment. Utilize purchasing policies and rules according to your business needs to facilitate access to product catalogs and requisitions.
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Production control

  • Manage and track the entire production process and product lifecycle from start to finish. Along with product information management, inventory management, general ledger, and more, you can gain overall visibility across production stages, expenses, and costs.
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Warehouse management

  • Leverage machine-learning guidance and Power BI heatmaps to create a more effective and efficient warehouse management system that allows you to easily track and visualize every warehouse operation, optimize space usage, manage materials and finished goods, and more.
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Transportation Management

  • Manage, control, and monitor inbound and outbound transportation of goods and materials across the supply chain by determining routing solutions, identifying the fastest routes, and identifying less expensive shipment rates. Also, determine transportation costs for customers and sell products accordingly.
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IoT Intelligence

  • Integrate Internet of Things data signals with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management to generate significant and actionable insights throughout your supply chain. With this integration, you can detect and address production delays, equipment downtime, and product quality.



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