Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing Preview: What You Need to Know

Microsoft recently announced its latest innovation, Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing, we’ve compiled a list of the capabilities that this new version should offer.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing

Microsoft understands that some companies prefer to update slowly and avoid taking on large projects. Innovations such as Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing provide a smooth path to modernization for companies that previously moved away from major changes

This latest release from Microsoft aims to give customers more clarity about what is happening along their supply chain paths, as well as intelligence to deal with problems as they arise.
Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing It aims to help companies solve operational problems while also evolving into more digitally focused businesses. Manufacturing Cloud aims to help digitize the factory floor and provide a path to becoming fully digitized by moving from traditional record keeping systems to ‘reality’.

While explaining how manufacturers have been operating the same way for years and had no real reason to change until the pandemic, Caglayan Arkan, Microsoft’s Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain says –

“Everything stopped. The music stopped, you couldn’t send employees to the store anymore, and the supplies weren’t there. You can’t even see your supplier to see where your goods are, and that was a huge disruption.”

A Quick Look at Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing

Microsoft Teams integration is another feature Microsoft is adding to the Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing. Companies that have implemented hybrid business systems will benefit from this. This update will allow the integration of insights from securely connected IoT assets and products into Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business applications, partner solution workflows, and business processes in the Manufacturing Cloud.

Advantages of Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing for Manufacturers

  • Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing connects end-to-end product and service lifecycle experiences. This innovation includes capabilities such as asset productivity, learning and knowledge management, always service, and supply chain visibility.
  • Manufacturing Cloud connects market demand, shop floor production, and supply in real time. It helps manufacturers stay ahead of their game so that they are well prepared when demand is high. The cloud when connected to supply chain management solutions will help identify supply chain paths and identify issues that may affect raw material delivery before roadblocks occur. Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing is designed to give manufacturers more flexibility and flexibility.
  • Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing focuses on results-based solutions and provides a comprehensive view of complex operations. This latest innovation helps companies increase assets and productivity in smart factories while putting compliance, security, transparency, and privacy first.
  • Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing claims to improve operational efficiency within weeks. Logistics partners and internal stakeholders can efficiently take optimum actions by linking different ERP implementation systems and supply chains, resulting in an ongoing feedback loop.

You can find a preview of Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing here.

Given that few manufacturers have the resources or infrastructure to quickly modernize and replace all of their processes, Microsoft makes it easy to collaborate with trusted partners like Columbus in an industry that is constantly changing and facing new challenges. A trusted digital advisor can help manufacturers implement a modular framework that allows them to innovate on the go.

Columbus can help you navigate the digital transformation process and run operations as quickly as possible.

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