ERP for Discrete Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics AX


If you want to take want your technology to provide a strategic advantage for your manufacturing operations, you need to look beyond just software. You want a partner like mcaConnect who can align all aspects of the technology, people and processes to create one streamlined organization, extending into the ability to manage your entire supply chain.

Many manufacturers are stuck on outdated systems with tons of work-arounds to get the jobs out the door. If that describes your organization, book a Value Assessment Session with us as soon as you can. One of the unique differentiators of Microsoft Dynamics AX is how flexible it is. When your process changes, your ERP workflows and BOMs can be easily modified in the system. Making those changes are far easier than you’d find with your ‘traditional’ ERP systems.

When it comes to picking a Microsoft Dynamics AX partner for manufacturing implementations, we’re the go-to team. Microsoft has recognized us as the 2014 Manufacturing Industry Partner of the Year, and we were awarded overall 2015 ERP Partner of the Year. Why would you go with anyone else?

How is the mcaConnect approach different?

  • Our team is business driven — not IT driven – meaning our priority is on meeting the strategic goals of the organization
  • We analyze and prioritize initiatives by looking at two different dimensions:
    • How can we save money by following best practices, aligning software capabilities with processes to create a ‘strategic fit’.
    • How can we create competitive dominance by aligning software with unique business processes and corporate strategy – what we call “strategic intent.’
  • Our approach emphasizes ERP project readiness, assessing risk and doing the up front work to minimize the need for modifications during and after implementation
  • When our focus is on supporting a Lean Journey, we can use our proprietary Lean Planning Tool Areteium to provide a detailed, accurate projection of expected ROI
  • Our strong project management skills keep everyone in the loop every step of the way.

mcaConnect has the industry depth, the highly-skilled consultants, and a global network of resources to help you take full advantage of this powerful enterprise solution.



By building your strategy into your technology architecture, you can enforce processes that will help you achieve a competitive advantage.

That’s why the mcaConnect methodology focuses on leading clients to:

  • Define Success – agreed upon expectations with targeted outcomes
  • Identify Opportunity – agree on where process change will drive competitive supremacy and what that opportunity for improvement means to your company
  • Describe and Outline Future State – world class manufacturing consulting to define AX enabled future state process design
  • Mitigate Risk – Upfront and ongoing risk assessment and provide clear mitigation plans
  • Align people, process, performance and technology.
  • Link recommendations for future state across People, Process, Performance & Technology to the Executive vision and strategic intent of the company
  • Removes department silos and focus on end to end benefits of key processes (e.g. Procure to Pay vs. separate Accounts Payable / Sourcing / Purchasing); limit optimizing one department to create inefficiencies in another
  • Align the ERP project to your existing markets and customer needs
  • Predictable, high quality implementation results, faster with lower cost and less risk
  • Business driven project plan and methodology that ensure both strategic fit AND strategic intent
Cataler Corporation, a subsidiary of Toyota, turned to mcaConnect for in-depth ERP experience within the automotive industry and ability to fully realize the unmatched capabilities and flexibility available with Microsoft Dynamics AX. Read more.
Rochester Gauges, Inc. Industrial equipment manufacturer Rochester Gauges, Inc. worked with mcaConnect to complete its lean transformation on Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Read more.
Dell mcaConnect helped global technology hardware manufacturer and distributor Dell tame complexity, transform manufacturing operations, and update its business model with Microsoft Dynamics AX and Lean. Read more.
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