The company partnered with Korcomptenz to analyze their business evolution over 20+ years, map their business processes to the Microsoft Dynamics suite, and configure end-to-end operations in the software application.
As part of the implementation, Korcomptenz’s manufacturing, functional and technical experts implemented a unique feature of Microsoft Dynamics called the PRODUCT CONFIGURATOR, along with other modules such as finance, sales, production, warehouse, shipping, warranty, and support.
By adopting a configure-to-order philosophy, the organization had an opportunity to meet the huge demand from its customers for its unique products, while reducing or eliminating obsolete inventory items. When their manufacture-to-stock philosophy was shifted to a configure-to-order philosophy, an immediate challenge was the need to balance short lead times against low inventory levels.
The key to a successful implementation was to carefully analyze the product portfolio, and to look for patterns for both the product features and processes. The goal was to identify generic components that can be manufactured by the same equipment and used in all variants.
The new Product Configuration feature set included a user interface (UI) that provided a visual overview of the product configuration model structure, and also a declarative constraint syntax that doesn’t have to be compiled. This proved to be an optimal approach for the organization to get started quickly and easily.