Best Practices: Managing the unique challenges of implementing Microsoft Dynamics AX for process manufacturing

April 30 2013

The implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX in the process manufacturing industry requires some unique tactics and basic best practices, different from any of the other vertical industries (Services, Discrete Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail, etc.).  In the purest sense of the term, process manufacturing deals primarily with manufacturing a product based on a formula or a recipe as opposed to manufacturing a product based on a bill of materials that frequently use routes to accommodate for the assembly of the product.

About Thad Neal,

Thad Neal has more than 17 years of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Business Software experience, initially as an implementation consultant, a project manager, and now as a Consulting Director for Junction Solutions. For the past 11 years, he has focused solely on the consultation and implementation of the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP System.  Prior to that, he implemented the Oracle ERP System as well as various applications which utilized the IBM AS/400 platform.  In addition to being a Consulting Director, he has also held the titles of Director of Operational Consulting and Manager of eLogistics Systems at previous firms.  He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and also holds a Master's Degree in Communication and Marketing

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