Global Manufacturing Solutions

Accelerate innovation and improve performance across your global supply chain with the world’s most
integrated and scalable global manufacturing platform.

Manufacturing In Digital Age

Global Manufacturing with the
Microsoft Platform

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Digital manufacturing is about applying technology to radically transform traditional processes, products and services into data-driven, highly connected intelligent systems.

Discover how to transform your operations with digital technology and drive extreme efficiency gains, inspire and speed innovation, and deliver higher customer service.

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Challenges of Global Manufacturing

Product Development and Innovation

In order to succeed in today’s consumer driven marketplace, innovation must move at the speed of light without sacrificing product quality.

Balancing Maintenance with Throughput

Unplanned downtime can cripple a supply chain. Preventative maintenance is needed to reduce costs while increasing throughput and satisfaction.

Regulation and
Traceability

With regulations that vary from country to country, manufacturers must have complete visibility throughout their supply chain.

Responsible Sourcing

With raw materials sourced from multiple geographies, rigorous tracking and testing is needed to ensure the quality and legality of finished goods.

Global Pricing and Costing

In order to provide optimal pricing for end customers, manufacturers need to balance global sourcing costs with regional pricing requirements.

Complex, Outdated Technology

The digital era requires real-time global intelligence, making it harder for manufacturers to sustain success with piecemeal information systems

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Global Manufacturing Solutions

Azure IoT and Machine Learning

Key Digital Manufacturing Capabilities:

  • Connect and monitor equipment and devices in the cloud for insightful analytics that help optimize performance and efficiencies across your devices, production lines, and factory.
  • Reduce manual, time-intensive processes when you connect and monitor your business devices and assets.
  • Access, analyze, and use previously untapped data to automate processes and trigger automatic alerts and actions that further increase efficiencies and decrease costs.
  • Anticipate maintenance needs to prevent failures and avoid unscheduled downtime.
  • Analyze streaming data to quickly assess conditions, recognize warning signs, and preemptively service equipment before costly repairs are needed.
  • Detect, troubleshoot, and resolve issues remotely before customers know there’s a problem.
  • Automatically dispatch the best technician and tools to deliver a first-time fix.
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Microsoft Dynamics 365

Key Digital Manufacturing Capabilities:

  • Increase agility and efficiency with an integrated solution that optimizes production planning, project management, operations and activity scheduling, and cost management.
  • Improve quality and output by identifying and resolving issues through real-time insights.
  • Accelerate material and finished goods flow with advanced warehouse management, handheld scanner support, and transport management.
  • Optimize fulfillment and reduce costs by synchronizing commerce across sites, warehouses, and transportation modes.
  • Enable faster response to customer demand by seamlessly orchestrating order-to-cash.
  • Streamline procurement costs and gain more control by automating procure-to-pay.
  • Automate prospect-to-cash processes with an integrated platform that encompasses ERP and CRM activities.

Power BI & Analytics

Key Digital Manufacturing Capabilities:

  • Reduce the amount of time spent looking for business data with a centralized location for all data across the enterprise.
  • Instantly know when your business needs your attention with real-time dashboards. Solve problems as they occur and seize opportunities as soon as they arise.
  • Provide intuitive search-like self-service capabilities that require little training and simplify reporting activities.
  • Turn increasing amounts and complexity of data into actionable insights that empower your team to make quick, confident decisions.
  • Dashboards, reports, and datasets provide every user with a personalized view of their business metrics that matter most.
  • Keep on top of your data no matter where you are. With touch-enabled native apps for Windows, iOS, and Android, you can access all your data wherever you go.
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Benefits of Global Manufacturing
with the Microsoft Platform

Optimize supply chain operations through better visibility and collaboration.

By collecting, integrating, and visualizing global supply chain data worldwide, manufacturers gain better visibility into their operations – from production to sales.

Streamline the management of assets, products, and production.

Unifying process oversight with real-time insight, manufacturers can institutionalize efficiency gains and use connected devices to predict, monitor, and resolve issues remotely.

Engage customers in powerful new ways

Deliver personalized and contextual engagement across any channel by providing customers with more visibility. Build trust through fast, convenient, and effective responses

Transform service centers into profit centers.

Leveraging IoT sensors, sophisticated mobile devices, and cloud-based data aggregation, improve service quality and margins by offering remote monitoring and proactive maintenance.

Accelerate innovation for a competitive edge.

With IoT-enabled parts, assets, and products, manufacturers gain the insights needed to better understand their business, from customer usage through sourcing and production.

Empower employees to work more effectively.

Connect production and project management with financial and customer relationship management systems to make better decisions and deliver more effective, personalized service.

Why Trust Merit Solutions
as Digital Manufacturing Partner:

Client Satisfaction First

We are relentlessly committed to client outcomes, not shareholder demands – enabling us to maintain a CSAT score above 4 out of 5 for 17 straight quarters.

We Know Manufacturing

With deep expertise in all forms of manufacturing – from process to discrete, FDA regulated to Lean – our practitioners know manufacturing inside and out.

Global Syndication

Instead of putting 2 people in every local market, we investment in systems, performance management, and partnering with the best local partners in all markets. 

One Platform Partner

Digital manufacturing requires an end-to-end platform, not just ERP and CRM or IoT and Mobile apps. Very few Microsoft Partners are able to provide the entire platform.

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