Data analytics and AI are top investments

60% of manufacturers are looking to increase investments in data analytics, 50% in AI to boost efficiency within supply chains, 39% in IoT platform, 33% in 3D-printing, and 32% in cloud computing.

Sustainability and carbon neutrality

As environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues become more of a concern for manufacturers, the importance of sustainable processes and pursuit of carbon-neutral practices will become more prominent.

Changing focus from B2B to B2C with E-Com

Advancements in technology and supply chain strategies are making it possible for many manufacturers to reconsider their relationships with consumers. Selling directly to the consumer through e-commerce will be more prevalent.

Furniture manufacturing

Furniture & Wood processing


Machinery & Components

Goods and electronics

Consumer goods & Electronics

Print & Packaging

Print & Packaging

Solution for discrete or process production

Intelligent Systems has gained considerable experience while carrying out projects in companies of different manufacturing background (discrete, process, mixed).

As different companies have different needs, our first aim is to gain an in-depth understanding of your business processes.

Based on that analysis, we then seamlessly deploy the right Dynamics solution (Dynamics 365Business Central, or CRM) that best fits your business so you can quickly start reaping the benefits.

Not sure which type of manufacturing your company falls under? Scroll below to find out what the most pressing needs of discrete and process manufacturers are.

Looking for something else? Don’t hesitate to contact us right away!

Discrete manufacturing deals with assembling components in order to achieve their final products. Companies that fall under this type of manufacturing include automotive, furniture, electronics, machinery and others. As a rule, businesses in this area create their products using a Bill of Materials (BoM) that includes all components required to assemble it. They abide by the so-called ‘route-step processing’ which means that when the BoM is created, each component is linked to a specific work center – this makes the manufacturing process much easier to track. Once assembled, products can be disassembled and parts can be changed.

Read in our blog: Key benefits of deploying ERP in furniture manufacturing

This type of manufacturing uses chemical, physical and compositional changes in order to convert raw material into a product. Once assembled, products of process manufacturing cannot be disassembled. Industries falling under this type include pharmaceutical and life sciences, food and beverage, cosmetics and others. Process manufacturing companies need ERP software that provides extensive formula and recipe management, batch processing and quality control testing modules. Furthermore, they often are required to follow very strict guidelines and legislation, which is another important component to look for.

Read in our blog: The five most important features in ERPs for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

Industry benefits

  • Optimized production cycle – from order of raw materials to shipment of finished goods
  • Automated HACCP requirements and other legal regulations
  • Improved supply chain efficiency
  • Consolidation of all data from the business units (production, supply chain, warehouse, sales and financial management, etc.) within a single database
  • Reduced new product time-to-market and accelerated time-to-profit
  • Precise assessment of COGS
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Smart warehouse management system using augmented reality technology to identify package picking and delivery.
  • Generation of various queries and reports in real-time
  • Effective capacity management – labor force, spaces, equipment, materials, etc.
  • Transparency and traceability on the sales activities – offers, orders, follow-ups on budgeted and actual costs, price lists, sales promotions, discounts, reminders, complaints, etc.
  • Significant reduction of manual work and possible data entry errors
  • Effective cash flow monitoring process
  • Rapid budgeting, forecasting and planning procedures

Agile, trustworthy and very knowledgeable business partner, able to successfully address even complicated international software implementations. Can clearly recommend Intelligent Systems!
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Volker Schwarz

CIO, Dedon GmbH

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