Microsoft Dynamics 365 for manufacturing is designed to drive business transformation and achieve growth and greater social responsibility through digital technology. Microsoft’s cutting-edge technology solutions help manufacturers design sustainability throughout the value chain and lifecycle of their products and services.

Dynamics 365 supports safer and more agile factories and resilient supply chains, unlocking innovation through sustainable products and services and engaging customers and the workforce in new ways. With intelligent manufacturing, Canadian manufacturing businesses can eliminate waste and engineer better outcomes for all their stakeholders.

The Challenge

Canadian manufacturers must embrace technology that offers agility in the supply chain to quickly respond to changes in the environment, customer preferences, competitive forces, or unforeseen crises.

  • The growing need for cost efficiencies to suppress increasing freight labour and rising commodity prices.
  • Lack of end-to-end visibility due to siloed systems and massive volumes of data needed for robust insights
  • Greater need for agility and resilience to quickly respond to changes in the environment
  • New customer demands for faster, accurate fulfilment across multiple global channels

The Solution 

Dynamics 365 for manufacturing enables Canadian manufacturers to harness data to unlock new efficiencies, reduce costs, and increase the supply chain’s resilience.

  • IoT: Connect your supply chain operations to the cloud or extend intelligence to the edge.
  • Databases: Fully managed relational, NoSQL, and in-memory databases.
  • Blockchain: Increase transparency, traceability and safety of your shipments.
  • Synapse Analytics: Gather, store, process, analyze, and visualize supply chain data to glean critical insights.
  • AI and Machine Learning: Simulate scenarios and generate prescriptive recommendations throughout the supply chain.
  • Extensibility with AppSource: Leverage over 2,000 applications from leading manufacturing partners for your supply chain solution.
  • Power BI: Connect all your existing apps and data sources to analyze, share, and promote insights across your supply chain.

How Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing works?

Manufacturers use Dynamics 365 to make more informed decisions by analyzing and acting on supply chain operations insights.

  1. Leverage interoperable IoT and the cloud to bring together disparate data sources into a unified data environment.
  2. Process and transform your data into meaningful insights with big data and advanced analytics
  3. Visualize the insights and gain an end-to-end view of your supply chain to deliver value across the enterprise
  4. Predict customer demand, optimal inventory and potential disruptions by leveraging advanced analytics and machine learning
  5. Automate sourcing, optimize inventory and increase precision in demand forecasting with AI and algorithmic decision-making


  • Greater supply chain agility and ability to respond quickly to disruptions 
  • Lower sourcing, inventory, and delivery costs while maintaining service levels
  • Increased customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention 
  • Enhanced sustainability efforts and waste reduction
  • Improved decision making and risk reduction 
  • New efficiencies gained through increased automation 

Benefits for all roles:

VP of Supply Chain, Chief Supply Chain Officer 

  • Implement resilient supply chains that are predictive, intelligent, and agile.
  • Make informed decisions confidently, quickly, and accurately. 
  • Predict and respond to risks or setbacks.

Chief Operating Officer, Head of Manufacturing Operations

  • Garner faster, timelier, and more comprehensive insights
  • Gain the agility to adjust production schedules as needed
  • Democratize information to workers everywhere

Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Officer 

  • Aggregate all operational and business data into a single view 
  • Optimize end-to-end supply chain and business performance 
  • Simplify horizontal and vertical supply chain integration

See how Microsoft Dynamics 365 for manufacturing is empowering manufacturers to achieve more. Join our exclusive webinar on February 11 with Manufacturing Mike. 

7 Powerful Supply Chain Trends You Should Not Ignore in 2021 - February 11 - Webinar