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Process Manufacturing

Process manufacturing is associated with formulas and manufacturing recipes, in contrast with discrete which uses discrete units, and bills of materials. Process manufacturing is used in manufacturing environments production is completed in batch or semi-continuous processes.

Process Manufacturing Challenges

  • Formula management
  • Co-product and by-product planning and management, allocating costs for unplanned co-products and by-products
  • Multi-dimensional inventory capability
  • Containerized packaging
  • Full visibility and partial visibility catch weight management
  • Batch attribute assignment, search, and reserve capability
  • Inventory batch management
  • Commodity pricing management
  • First expired/first out (FEFO) and shelf life inventory
  • Rebate and trade promotion management
  • Approved vendor set up and maintenance
  • Vendor batch detail set up and maintenance
  • Potency management
  • Batch balancing for potency formulas
  • Purchase pricing based on actual potency
  • Lot inheritance
  • Batch order sequencing

What Microsoft Dynamics has to offer for your Process Manufacturing ?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 comes with an industry specific features for process manufacturers which comprises of manufacturing, stock, formula management and routing functions.

Process Manufacturers Operational Requirements met with Dynamics 365

  • Products manufactured in batch or semi-continuous processes
  • Batch methods include mixers, batch reactors and extruders
  • Production completed in batches with a standard batch size
  • Production process allows for yield loss along with scrap
  • Consumption of materials may be linear or non-linear based upon batch size
  • Sales, Procurement and Inventory managed in dual measure
  • Batch (LOT) tracking requirements along with quality inspection and testing
  • Shelf life tracking on manufactured and purchased materials

Multiple formula versions Co-products and by-products Scaling quantities in formula Material substitution Master planning Containerized Packaging

Manage shelf life products Manage product compliance Advanced lot / batch tracking and control Approved Vendor list Catch weight

Sales & Orders
Order Management Customer batch attributes requirements and constraints Manage batches with expiration and best before dates Manage commodity pricing Setup and apply complex rebates

Manage quality standards Automate generation of quality orders Record testing results Track non-conformances

Environmental Regulations Predictive Maintenance Work Order / Schedules Resources

Verticals Covered with Dynamics 365

  • Food and beverage
  • Paints and coatings
  • Specialty chemicals
  • Bulk-drug pharmaceuticals
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Chemical, tire, and process industries (CTP)
  • Textiles
  • Semiconductor fabrication Steel and
    Aluminums Processing

Building chemicals leader Selena utilizes Dynamics 365 for standardization and optimization of key processes

  • Consolidated operational processes in our production, supply chain, warehousing, distribution, purchasing and many more
  • Unified processes related to finances, personnel and payroll
  • Reduction inter-company order handling times


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