Microsoft Dynamics AX Case Study: Automated End-To-End Manufacturing

Mar 31, 2011 12:00:00 AM

Blog Hero Image (12)

“You can’t be lean and have disparate manufacturing software systems,” says Robin Schroeder, IT Director, Met-Pro. Met-Pro is a global provider of product recovery, pollution control and fluid handling application solutions. They are also the star of a new Microsoft Dynamics AX case study, featured in the latest issue of Prime Magazine, as an accompaniment to my interview on end-to-end supply chain management.

Due to the very nature of its industry, the products and solutions Met-Pro provides for its clients are extremely technical and exacting.  Driven by the need for a solution that would provide more efficient product development, and stronger project visibility, Met-Pro began searching for a solution that would support an automated and streamlined end-to-end manufacturing process.

In 2008, Microsoft Dynamics AX quickly emerged as that solution.

You can request a copy of this case study, via the form to the right, to discover the Microsoft Dynamics AX capabilities that are helping Met-Pro achieve an automated, end-to-end manufacturing process, including:

  • Global visibility into all project information, including customer designs not yet submitted for quote

  • Seamless flow of information, including technical quotes to customers and product information into Product modules

  • Automated and recorded project approvals, ensuring leaner and more efficient product development

“From end-to-end, our entire manufacturing  process is automated. We have visibility of the complete value chain so we can provide customers real time updates and can track back all elements and iterations of an order,” continues Schroeder.  “Through Microsoft Dynamics AX, we have a better foundation to build a stronger business relationship with our customers.”

Be the first to read the latest Microsoft Dynamics or manufacturing case studies by subscribing to our blog updates, following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook or connecting with us on LinkedIn.

Share this message
About Author
Luciano Cunha

Luciano Cunha

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) For Luciano, being responsible for To-Increase’s global sales and marketing means unleashing the company’s insight, innovation, and creativity to tell our story and help customers achieve their goals. On the road much of the time, he travels the world to meet with customers, understand their challenges and ambitions, and find the most effective ways to help them advance. Luciano develops and mentors our marketing and sales team, and creates strategies to help the To-Increase worldwide partner channel thrive and grow.
Making Customer Needs the Main Business Driver Luciano and his team have daily conversations with the To-Increase research and development organization to bring customers’ requirements and concerns into the road maps and design of our solutions. Luciano brings his insight to the marketing group to make sure the company’s communications resonate with customers and speak directly to their experience.
“I’m awed by customers’ innovative spirit in taking business management technology past its limits and by their generosity in letting us participate and empower them. I hope to transform our organization to become even more customer-centric than we are today. That means making more resources available to spend productive time with both our customers and partners, so we can ensure that we place into customer businesses effective solutions that fit the evolutionary stage of their operation and the way their people and processes work.”
Empowering a Global Channel
Because To-Increase only sells through partners, readying the channel to be successful in helping customers is a business-critical effort. Luciano aims to meet partners where their interests are. Partners who consider the relationship with To-Increase strategic can rely on our industry specialists to work with them as they plan their growth and serve customers. If partners prefer a less collaborative relationship, they still receive the rich To-Increase expertise and resources to ensure they win the business, perform a successful deployment, and retain a satisfied customer. In working with partners and their customers, Luciano brings to bear his experience of many years of creating successful, customer-focused business development and marketing strategies in many of the world’s countries and regions.
Enabling Customer Success in Challenging Business Environments
Looking into the near future, Luciano expects that customers will continue to expect To-Increase to help them make business sense of unfolding trends and technologies. For example, the internet of things (IoT) will thoroughly revolutionize manufacturing, engineering, and supply chains. Big data will be meaningful and valuable when decision-makers can use technology solutions to transform it into actionable business intelligence that supports key roles and business processes. Mobility will help companies become digital enterprises and move business processes forward from any location, at any time. Team To-Increase harnesses innovation to help customers translate the promise of these technologies into business results.
Before his current role, Luciano for several years was one of To-Increase’s global industry directors, responsible for our industry solutions. His experience also spans more than 17 years in IT and manufacturing management roles. These positions took him into various areas at IBM Brazil, serving as product manager for several software development companies, and included working in senior management at a manufacturing organization in the U.S.
Luciano is married with two young children. Away from work, he enjoys participating in a soccer class together with his son and daughter as well as taking relaxing walks in natural environments with his family.

Get In Touch

Related Blogs

Mar 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM
Aug 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
Jul 10, 2014 12:00:00 AM