Microsoft Dynamics for Furniture Manufacturing

Good furniture—whether handcrafted in a woodshop or mass-produced on a highly digitized factory floor—joins form and function, purpose and design.

But the furniture industry’s emphasis on design—on pieces that give rooms the look and feel the consumer wants—means you’re frequently juggling countless product variations, fielding custom orders, and revamping your catalogs.

To be profitable, furniture makers like you must manage sophisticated supply chains while accurately anticipating demand to fill orders with lead times that satisfy distribution partners and customers alike. You need a modern, integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to thrive in this market.

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Manufacturing Execution

  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Configurable bill of materials (BOM)
  • Labor collection
  • Equipment maintenance
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Warehouse Management

  • Lot and serial tracking (with restrictions)
  • Barcode scanning
  • Label printing
  • Receiving and put-aways
  • Picking
  • Pricing
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Inventory Management

  • Manage product variations
  • Use BOMs
  • Link to purchase or sales orders
  • Reserve items for sales or production
  • Track serial and lot numbers
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Sales & Operations Planning

  • Master production scheduling (MPS)
  • Demand forecasting
  • Supply planning
  • Production planning
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Customer Relationship Management

  • Manage leads, opportunities, and activities
  • Manage supplier and vendor contacts
  • Create contact segments
  • Run marketing campaigns
  • Operate customer and vendor portals
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Finance & Reporting

  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Power BI dashboards
  • Automated accounts payable
  • Electronic payments
  • Workflow approvals

Shift to Microsoft Dynamics 365 and take a step forward with your business technology platform.

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Stoneridge Software partners with companies like yours to implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 furniture ERP software that connects your business systems—from sales and financials to supply chain, production, warehouse, and distribution operations. Built-in tools for master production scheduling (MPS) and material requirements planning (MRP) help optimize inventory levels and keep your make-to-stock, make-to-order, or assemble-to-order facility running smoothly.

Dynamics 365 also positions your company for the future of the furniture industry by facilitating automation, orchestrating smart factory technologies, and leveraging real-time data to modernize and streamline your processes.

Great Partner, Better Solutions

A manufacturing ERP deployment has many moving parts. The better your implementation partner, the better your solution will be.

Stoneridge understands how to use Dynamics 365 for manufacturing. Our best practice guidance will maximize your return on investment. Our team of Microsoft experts will work with you shoulder to shoulder to ensure that your Dynamics 365 solution fits your company’s needs.

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A Connected Business

Dynamics 365 integrates data, processes, and teams to boost efficiency, productivity, and profitability. When your sales teams coordinate with production planning and inventory management, you gain the vision you need to shorten lead times, reduce back orders, and keep customers happy.

Supply chain tools help you manage production costs and product variations—sourcing raw materials from lumber to lacquer and handling configurable BOMs.

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Flexible, Scalable, and Current

As a cloud-based solution, Dynamics 365 offers flexibility and scalability, allowing you to adjust your licensing and storage needs to the size of your business. Because you only pay for what you need, you can easily keep costs under control. When your business grows, you can scale your system up without the burden of on-site infrastructure costs. With updates and feature releases throughout the year, you’re always on the most current version of the software, taking advantage of all the latest innovations.

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The Microsoft Ecosystem

Microsoft has built a comprehensive software ecosystem for business users that extends well beyond your Dynamics 365 ERP. For example, you can use Dynamics 365 applications (Sales, Marketing, Customer Service) to set up a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

Use the built-in AI) Copilot to automate tedious, repetitive tasks. Create process automations and apps with the low/no-code tools in Power Automate and Power Apps, or use Power BI to gain operational insights. Dynamics 365 also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365 Office apps like Outlook, Excel, and Teams.

Common Questions

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a modular suite of ERP and CRM applications that cover a full range of business functions, including:

  • Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations: An enterprise-level ERP solution designed for larger manufacturers. Enterprise-level ERPs may include Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Management, and other applications.
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central: An all-in-one ERP solution designed for small and medium-sized manufacturers.
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement: CRM solutions commonly include Dynamics 365 Sales, Customer Service, Customer Insights, and Customer Voice.

When you use Dynamics 365 for both your ERP and CRM, your furniture business is interconnected from end to end—management, sales, customer service, human resources, and accounting are linked with supply chain, inventory, and manufacturing operations.

What kind of furniture manufacturers use Dynamics 365?

The furniture manufacturers that use Dynamics 365 employ various manufacturing processes, including:

  • Make-to-stock manufacturers
  • Make-to-order manufacturers
  • Assemble-to-order manufacturers

How do I choose the right furniture manufacturing ERP software?

To choose the best ERP for your business, we recommend the following steps:

  1. List the features of each potential ERP and determine the functions your business needs. Compare the lists and see which ERP’s capabilities provide the closest match.
  2. Consider where you will implement the system—on-premise or in the cloud. There are substantial benefits to moving to the cloud. So, if you’re looking for an on-premise solution, find one that offers the option to migrate to the cloud.
  3. Consider the ERP’s total cost of ownership. Of course, all ERPs have implementation costs. But after implementation, cloud solutions like Dynamics 365 have predictable subscription costs and don’t need on-premise IT infrastructure.
  4. Carefully examine the ERP’s support options. Who will implement the system? Can the implementation partner adapt the system to your needs? Since you’ll be using the system daily for years to come, make sure there’s long-term, expert support for the product.

The Stoneridge Difference

Stoneridge is more than a software vendor—we view every client engagement as a partnership. We work with you side by side to ensure that your ERP meets and even exceeds your expectations. And we don’t disappear after your go-live date. We provide the ongoing training and support you need to maximize your return on your investment.

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Get Ready for the Future

Technology is steadily transforming manufacturing as we know it, and not just in the front office. Change is coming everywhere, even the shop floor. With business systems built on Dynamics 365, you’re ready to adapt and take advantage of Microsoft’s continuing leadership in developing artificial intelligence (AI) and connected systems.

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Extend With AppSource

Although Dynamics 365 provides full-featured ERP solutions, it’s reinforced by a large and growing pool of extensions on Microsoft AppSource. These independent software vendor (ISV) extensions cover niche industry functions specific to discrete manufacturing—or, even more specifically, to furniture manufacturing.

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How Stoneridge Helps Implement Dynamics 365

Stoneridge is a Microsoft Inner Circle Partner with a history of successful manufacturing ERP deployments across a variety of industries. Our veteran team has the experience, expertise, and tenacity needed to meld your old systems into a connected Microsoft Dynamics ERP. And we’ll stick with you for the long haul to provide training, support, optimization, and anything else you need.

Contact us to learn how Stoneridge can help launch the furniture manufacturing ERP your company needs.

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