Larger manufacturers or distributors often operate out of multiple business locations. You may have offices or sales centers, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, or centralized distribution centers located across the country or the world. Whether you have a handful of facilities or dozens, you can stay connected and have real-time data for each location, and your business as a whole, with an integrated business management solution.
What do you do when your managers can’t be in several places at one time, yet they need data from multiple locations? For example, a customer may place a large order and you know you can’t fulfill that order with the inventory you have at your primary location. While you would likely place calls to other warehouses, those managers may need to perform a physical count and determine which items are promised to other customers or available for your new order. In the meantime, your customer may become frustrated by the delays and begin looking for your replacement. One solution to getting the accurate information that you need, in a timely manner, is to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that can connect each of your facilities.
A powerful ERP solution, such as Microsoft Dynamics® GP, can provide the real-time insight you need for each of your individual facilities and for the entire enterprise. Each site can use Microsoft Dynamics GP to manage finances, supply chain and inventory, manufacturing and distribution operations, and other core business activities. You can monitor specific data across several locations and quickly access the data you need, when you need it. You can track inventory, for example, and determine whether you have what you need to satisfy customer orders. Once you can distinguish between inventory already promised for customers from available stock, you can notify customers when they can expect a delivery.
Microsoft Dynamics GP also offers the same connection to your sales teams who may do more work outside of the office than in it. Sales representatives can access the same inventory and other data from smartphones or tablets while meeting with customers. They can answer questions on the spot, take new orders, or check on existing ones. Connecting your people and offices is critical to your success. Contact The Resource Group for more information about maintaining connections with ERP.
By The Resource Group, Washington Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner