Cloud and Edge Modules in Supply Chain Management Increase Supply Chain Resilience

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The continuity of business processes must be observed in companies that operate in the field of production and everyday life. Sometimes difficulties arise that are provoked by network delays, insecure connections. Also, problems arise due to huge scaling or when working with different regions and time zones. An important statement is the fact that daily tasks should not depend on these difficulties.

With cloud and edge scaling modules, companies can get things done without interruption. This happens thanks to the following add-ins:

  • Edge Scale Unit Add-in
  • Cloud Scale Unit Add-in

Both for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Supply chain resilience is enhanced through the use of cloud and edge scaling modules, by allocating capacity for production and warehouse processes. Another advantage is the ability to place units of measure directly next to the work site.

The principle of cloud and edge scale work

Scaling in the cloud running in Microsoft Azure (datacenter) is provided by Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. All information is available to meet business needs by connecting all scalable devices to an enterprise-wide supply chain management hub in the cloud.

Scaling modules for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management accomplish two main goals:

• Vital processes must continue to run when critical failures occur

• Warehouse processes must maintain high productivity while performing complex processes in parallel and with high throughput

Fundamentals of hybrid multi-site topology

Hybrid multisite topology for supply chain management is the foundation of cloud and edge scalability units. The Dynamics 365 architecture is a loosely coupled system that can execute business processes selectively in a distributed model. The environments where business processes are performed are units of scaling, a place for reserving computing power

The processes and data are defined by workloads

The set of business processes is determined by workloads. It is possible to preview one workload pending production and warehouse execution. Workloads are used to move processes and data into scale units from the production and warehouse process.

The warehouse management processes are divided into phases for planning, executing, and receiving a shipment. Manufacturing processes, in turn, are structured in the same way. Scale units take ownership of the execution phase.

The workers on the shop floor continue to do their work, report the results, but their work is now limited to the allocated scaling unit processing capacity after the workload has been configured.

Innovative user interface for workers in production

Production Floor Execution (PFE) is a new user interface for production workers that is characterized by ease of use. It differs in that it is ideal for difficult lighting conditions in the workshop.

What's more, PFE supports Dynamics 365 Guides to guide users to complete tasks in the best possible way, which is very useful in complex production scenarios.

Deployment Experience for both Workloads and Scale Units

The Scaling Units Manager allows you to customize the units of measurement. It also determines where the workloads for the predefined premises are executed. There are plans to add the ability to display objects on the topology analysis page, the control center itself and units of measurement. Thus, the most profitable scale unit applications can be identified through analysis.

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