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Vignesh Balasubramanian

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Supply Chain Management

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Aerial view of cargo ships waiting offshore to dock in Singapore harbor.
Aerial view of cargo ships waiting offshore to dock in Singapore harbor.

Although the pandemic exposed our supply chain fragilities, there are other factors that will continue to disrupt our supply chains for the foreseeable future. Geopolitical tensions between world superpowers are forcing companies to change how they trade, source, and manufacture goods, so redesigning your supply chain networks or setting up new supply chains to gain Read more

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Assembly line shot at a bus manufacturing plant.
Assembly line shot at a bus manufacturing plant.

We are excited to return to Hannover Messe in person this year between May 30, 2022 and June 2, 2022. The pandemic has been difficult for most manufacturers, and there are still many lingering challenges—yet, manufacturers are intent on digital transformation to drive resilience. There are several emerging trends that we believe are instrumental to Read more

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Male worker welding in the shop; manufacturing environmental image.
Male worker welding in the shop; manufacturing environmental image.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is helping manufacturing organizations tackle the challenges they face today while also preparing them for tomorrow’s opportunities. Whether enabling workforce transformation and enterprise resource planning (ERP) modernization, helping navigate disruptions by increasing supply chain visibility and improving insights, or standing up reverse supply chains and circular economies––we are dedicated to helping manufacturers Read more

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Woman working in storeroom within the factory; reviewing contents.
Woman working in storeroom within the factory; reviewing contents.

Earlier in 2021, we had discussed how retailers can create an intelligent supply chain to successfully navigate through the disruptions and quickly adapt to changing customer behavior. As our retail customers embarked on the journey to create a resilient and intelligent supply chain, there were three key areas that emerged where our customers prioritized their Read more

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Aerial view of shipyard at Singapore port. Thousands of shipping containers are stacked near cranes lining the water.
Aerial view of shipyard at Singapore port. Thousands of shipping containers are stacked near cranes lining the water.

The concept of the global control tower first appeared on the radar of supply chain leaders around 15 years ago. As more and more companies pursued end-to-end visibility for increasingly globalized supply chains, the idea quickly gained momentum. IndustryWeek noted global control towers as one of the hottest supply chain buzzwords of 2008.1 Still, for an idea that has Read more

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Male employee in warehouse storage room holding a tablet in one hand and small item in the other. He is standing between metal warehouse racks filled with pacakges.
Male employee in warehouse storage room holding a tablet in one hand and small item in the other. He is standing between metal warehouse racks filled with pacakges.

Today, consumers are demanding more products and services from retailers in a rapidly evolving number of delivery modes. At the same time, retailers are increasingly asking, “how can we go faster” as they work to refine their retail playbook. To meet the demands of the future of their businesses, retailers must consider how to leverage Read more

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COO working on the textile manufacturing factory floor and taking a survey.
COO working on the textile manufacturing factory floor and taking a survey.

These four success stories provide insights into how leading companies use a modern, cloud-based, intelligent platform to deliver versatility, scalability, and rapid time to value. They also illustrate how Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management helps companies operate with a customer first mindset from production to fulfillment. Read more

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Manufacturing business owner wearing a mask and reviewing schedule in Shifts within Microsoft Teams. Male, mask, manufacturing, bags, Surface

Truly engaged, always connected As digital commerce continues to evolve and become an integral revenue stream for retailers and consumer goods companies, it is paramount for these companies to digitally transform their supply chain as well. They need the agility to rapidly plan and adapt to changing customer needs, use AI and machine learning to Read more

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Race car parts are hand-crafted at a Formula One manufacturing plant.
Race car parts are hand-crafted at a Formula One manufacturing plant.

Even before the pandemic, organizations across industries, from manufacturing to retailers, felt the squeeze to modernize supply chain operations. The historic supply chain shock of 2020 has accelerated the need to both respond to immediate disruptions while building resilience into every layer of the supply chain. In the past, rapidly overhauling a supply chain operation Read more

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Man wearing an orange vest in a manufacturing or warehouse who appears to be doing inventory or looking at something in a box and messaging about it on his phone in Microsoft Teams. Key words: tele conferencing, cloud calling, Microsoft Teams, meeting, conference call, phone system, video system, Business Voice, Manufacturing, Firstline Worker, Delivery, Tracking
Man wearing an orange vest in a manufacturing or warehouse who appears to be doing inventory or looking at something in a box and messaging about it on his phone in Microsoft Teams. Key words: tele conferencing, cloud calling, Microsoft Teams, meeting, conference call, phone system, video system, Business Voice, Manufacturing, Firstline Worker, Delivery, Tracking

As retailers navigate the new economic environment and plan their recovery from lockdowns due to COVID-19, they need to re-configure their operations to overcome vulnerabilities in their supply chain network that were exposed by the pandemic. While the scale of disruption we are seeing right now is unprecedented, the challenge itself isn’t new. During the Read more

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