Drive Process Control

Regardless of what you manufacture, the ability to compete has never been more challenging. Which makes implementing lean manufacturing principles a must. You need a lean ERP solution that allows you to coordinate all aspects of your business to maximize efficiency. The key initiative of lean is to maximize efficiency and reduce wasted effort. You need complete, real-time visibility from start to finish to streamline processes, reduce costs and promote continuous improvements.

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Cultural Shift

Before implementing a lean manufacturing strategy, there are several considerations to make. You will need integrated business systems, workforces of highly trained employees and a radical shift in company culture. Each of these elements presents distinct challenges that must be overcome to achieve a truly efficient lean manufacturing system. Implementing a just-in-time ordering system is necessary to ensure that raw materials are constantly coming in at the perfect rate to meet operational demand. The new approach requires highly skilled and educated employees to inspect, repair and design the layout of automated production technology regularly. Choosing the right lean manufacturing solution is crucial for success as a lean manufacturer, because you will be relying on your systems for the continued efficient operation of your business. One of the tenets of lean business practices is to automate as much as possible, making you more reliant on technology than you may have been in the past. So where do you start?

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Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics® AX powered by I.B.I.S., Inc.

Advanced Supply Chain Software for Microsoft Dynamics provides you with the equipment manufacturing platform you need to manage increased global competition, skyrocketing costs and customer pressure to be faster, more accurate and less expensive. Advanced Supply Chain Software™ is a total Dynamics AX supply chain solution developed by the I.B.I.S., Inc. lean manufacturing experts to address the unique challenges faced by manufacturing companies. Advanced Supply Chain Software™ was designed to help you improve operations, attract and retain new customers, reach your growth targets and increase profitability. It is embedded in Microsoft Dynamics AX and is a flexible solution complete with all the tools you need to support lean processes throughout your business, from front office through your shop floor. This lean manufacturing ERP is built to scale with your manufacturing business as it grows.

Not everyone implements lean manufacturing principles at the same pace. Advanced Supply Chain Software™ for Microsoft Dynamics AX lean manufacturing software offers flexibility to adapt to your unique lean initiatives and implementation timeline. We will work with you to build a lean solution that streamlines workflows, provides clear visibility of inventory, orders and production, and boosts demand-pull operations.

Together, We Drive Your Margins

You need a business solution that will shorten cycle times by integrating business and production processes, while also streamlining financial controls and maintaining your profit margins. You need to stand out in a volume marketplace by meeting increasing customer demands and offering innovative product solutions.

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As an AMR Industry Certified Partner for Microsoft Dynamics in the discrete manufacturing industry, I.B.I.S., Inc., a Sonata Software Company, stands apart from other Microsoft Dynamics Partners with 27 years of proven and recognized expertise in discrete manufacturing. Whether you Manufacture-to-Stock, Manufacture-to-Order or some combination of the two, you require complete visibility across your entire operation so you can improve control of processes and projects, control costs and stimulate expansion into new markets. Above all, you need a system that works the way you do, from a partner who understands your business. You need speed, accuracy, agility, along with the robust capabilities you require to run a business as complex as yours.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics

Implements Lean with I.B.I.S.


Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, product manufacturer and service provider to the general aviation industry for avionics systems, instruments and power solutions, chose I.B.I.S. to help them implement Microsoft Dynamics AX as their lean manufacturing and supply-chain optimization platform.

As with most fast-growing midmarket companies, Mid-Continent was looking for a solution that would accommodate their current and future needs.

“In addition to a flexible ERP system, we needed a consulting partner we could trust to stay ahead of the technology curve and guide us through both the near-term and long-term change efforts,” stated Tara Crain, Manager of Information Technology for Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “One of the many things that proved to us we could trust I.B.I.S. was the way they handled the evaluation process. They were committed to helping us do what was best for our business, whether it meant working with them or not. We were impressed from the start with their deep industry and technology expertise, but knowing they had our best interest at heart may have been the tipping point in our decision process.”

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I.B.I.S., Inc., A Sonata Software Company, is a member of the elite Microsoft Dynamics Strategic Development Partner program, an honor reserved for those Partners who have demonstrated deep industry and functional expertise.


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