Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights is designed to provide visibility into your supply chain. Boasting features like AI-powered data capture and curation, real-time stakeholder collaboration and pre-built connectors to commonly used enterprise platforms, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights is one of the most powerful tools available to help manage supply chain efficiency and reduce operational risk.

The solution has already helped many organizations optimize supply chain efficiency and resiliency. Here are just a few real use cases for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights shared by organizations across the globe.

Use Case 1: Limit the Impact of Supply Shocks

Manufacturers that rely on complex supply chains are often left vulnerable when supply issues arise. The automotive industry is a great example – when supply of critical materials or parts – like computer chips – becomes scarce, the assembly line grinds to a halt.

Leveraging AI powered news parsing and external signals, Supply Chain Insights can help predict these supply issues, and provide the manufacturer with the foreknowledge needed to act before the supply issues arise. Proactively addressing supply issues can help limit the impact to any manufacturer’s operations.

Use Case 2: Improve Reactions to Demand Spikes

Some industries, like retail, food and beverage and consumer packaged goods, are susceptible to huge spikes in demand, whether based on trends or season. When the demand strikes, manufacturers must be able to meet it in order to maximize opportunities for profit.

Using demand signals shared by connected customers as part of data collaboration, Supply Chain Insights can help manufacturers improve their reaction to demand spikes. SCI also enables demand supply matching through analytics, which makes it possible for manufactures to plan for demand spikes.

Use Case 3: Mitigate Losses from Disruption

Manufacturers with complex production lines are vulnerable to downtime when supply chain disruption occurs. This downtime can be incredibly costly, with expenses mounting the longer the downtime lasts.

By understanding and predicting risk, manufacturers can hedge against downtime losses from upstream supply chain events. Supply Chain Insights offers risk scoring for a manufacturers supply chain, with explanations and raw data/signals to support them. This allows the manufacturer to plan for potential disruptions or explore insurance against disruption.

Use Case 4: Enhance Supply Chain Resiliency

In order to enhance the resiliency of their supply chain, manufacturers must understand the structure of their supply and demand chains to address potential vulnerabilities. Reducing or eliminating bottlenecks by utilizing multiple non-correlated suppliers and product/part offerings can help the supply chain become healthier. 

Supply Chain Insights supports what-if analysis simulations to allow manufacturers to explore different supply chain scenarios until the optimal supply chain actions and “shape” are identified and achieved.

Use Case 5: Optimize Global Supply Chains

Global optimization of supply chains can help manufacturers achieve desired posture across multiple KPIs of resiliency, sustainability, COGS, efficiency, profitability, and customer experience. Unfortunately, global optimization isn’t easy.

Supply Chain Insights enables collaboration across multiple stakeholders in operations, sustainability, finance to ensure all parties are on the same page when it comes to supply chain optimization. SCI can also provide what-if analysis and simulations based on data from business partners and service providers through data collaboration. This data can then used to optimize the supply chain across all geographies.

Put Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights to Work for You

If any of these use cases resonate with you, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights may be worth a closer look.

HSO is here to offer advice on Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights. Our experts can help you explore the solution’s features and benefits to determine if the platform is right for your business.

Contact us today to learn how you can develop a more resilient supply chain with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Insights. 

By |2022-10-17T09:05:18-05:00October 17th, 2022|Supply Chain Management|0 Comments


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