Manufacturing Industry Solutions

Stay Ahead of Manufacturing Challenges

The manufacturing industry continues to boom and is forecasted to increase more than it has in over a decade. Although this growth is exciting for the industry and our economy, there are some operational challenges that come along with this growth:

  • Inventory issues
  • Lack of supply chain visibility or internal business processes
  • Meeting evolving customer demands
  • Working with duplication of data & islands of information
  • Stringent compliance requirements
  • Streamlining innovation
  • Attracting top talent
  • Spending too much time/money on system maintenance and customizations

Stay ahead of these challenges by connecting your equipment, analyzing & visualizing your data and integrating your people and processes for fast, intelligent business decisions with our Dynamics 365 for Manufacturing solutions.

Comprehensive Manufacturing Solutions & Products

MCA Connect and Microsoft are strategically positioned to deliver comprehensive manufacturing solutions and products that will digitally transform your entire business. Our industry solutions and products are specifically built and tailored to the manufacturing industry, utilizing industry best practices where it fits and fine-tuning other areas to highlight the unique parts of your business.

Products Designed for Manufacturers

Automotive Solution

AutoCONNECT is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 auto supplier solution that provides capabilities for a broad range of customer-facing and manufacturing workflows specific to automotive industry requirements. Auto suppliers now have a modern platform to manage sales, finance, and manufacturing needs within a single automotive solution that helps manage RFQ responses, sales proposals, the sales process, multi-period forecasting, product design, production planning and financial analysis.

Lean Manufacturing Solution

Using your existing ERP software data, LeanCONNECT creates a complete model of your future state lean operation, providing quantifiable data supported by what-if analysis that allows you to make valuable, data-driven decisions to improve lead time, reduce waste, and deliver greater profits. Divided into 3 modules, LeanCONNECT was built to specifically help lean manufacturers with data migration, value stream mapping creation and analysis, and scheduling to accelerate your lean journey.

OEE Manufacturing Solution

Our OEE CONNECT solution helps you take continuous improvement to the next level. Deployed in the cloud and available on desktop or mobile, you receive metrics through easy-to-analyze Power BI dashboards for a single plant or across an enterprise. Flexible deployment options allow you to pull up metrics in a board meeting or while on the plant floor. OEE CONNECT combines the Internet of Things (IoT), Power BI, machine learning, feedback from plant floor workers and your ERP data to help you understand and improve important manufacturing metrics.


Electronics Solution

How can you increase your on-time deliveries and better manage your production line? Receiving and scheduling hundreds of custom orders a day can be a headache – especially when most Master Planning tools weren’t built for that kind of manufacturing. With Fixed Interval Scheduling, only order that can be built, finished, and shipped now, are scheduled, so there are no partially complete products sitting on the shop floor. This solution logically looks at order by order and groups them based on priority, then only schedules the orders to fill capacity.


Logistics Solution

With MCA Connect and Blue Prism’s RPA solution, Container Tracking, manufacturing companies gain the visibility they need into the status of their containers around the world. Our solution, combining Microsoft Power BI and Power Automate technology, also determines best route optimization based on various inputs, including transportation lane availability, commodity pricing analysis (e.g. Fuel contracts), handling overrides, and more.

Solutions Designed for Manufacturers

Manufacturing CRM

Built on the Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement platform, our Manufacturing CRM solution improves forecasting effectiveness, channel management, sales productivity and field service operations. Increase customer engagement, while lowering the cost of support by tailored Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement to your specific industry needs. Even if you’re running SAP ERP globally, we help manufacturers still get the best-in-class functionality for marketing, sales and service functions.

Manufacturing ERP

Accelerate the timeline of your manufacturing ERP implementation with ManufacturingCONNECT. By combining a preconfigured Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations platform, industry best practices, user enablement and fixed-scope implementation services, ManufacturingCONNECT provides everything a discrete manufacturer needs in an ERP system. Our accelerator enables you to get your manufacturing ERP system set up quickly with low risk, creating a stable platform for growth.

Why MCA Connect?

We were thrilled to be named the #1 U.S. Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner. MCA Connect has long been recognized as a leading Manufacturing partner by Microsoft, and we take pride in consistently delivering innovative solutions that save companies millions of dollars.

A key differentiator in working with MCA Connect to implement your modern Manufacturing solution is our tight industry focus, but wide set of service offerings. Our company was founded on manufacturing and no one knows the industry the way we do. Our deep knowledge of both the product and the industry enables us to find hidden opportunities only made possible through things like IoT devices and industry accelerators.

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Client Success

“As manufacturing evolved and shifted away from each unit being different, we changed our business processes to take advantage of that. Microsoft Dynamics, with its Lean module, and MCA Connect were fundamental in helping us do that.”

Matt Griffiths, Executive Director of Manufacturing IT


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“MCA Connect was instrumental in helping us value-stream our business. They understand all aspects of process flow, including people, machines and materials. They know Lean Manufactuirng and they know Dynamics.”

Bill Battershell, CFO

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“MCA Connect offers in-depth ERP experience within the automotive industry. They showed us how Microsoft Dynamics provides a greater range of capabilities and more flexibility than SAP, the other solution we considered.”

Al Alvarez, GM

Cataler North America Corporation

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