With Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech, fabless semiconductor companies and semiconductor manufacturers can benefit from the ability to:
- Increase visibility and control of the supply chain
- Boost forecast accuracy and timeliness
- Automate data entry with electronic subcontractor integration and BOM (Bill of Materials) tracking
- Improve sales and customer relationships
- Meet quality management requirements
- Realize a positive ROI (return on investment)
Semiconductor Industry Support
Armanino offers tremendous industry experience in implementing semiconductor ERP solutions, with a long list of clients including Microvision, Shinko, Impinj, InvenSense, ISSI, SiGe Semiconductor, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, Microsemi, dpiX, Sensordynamics, Nordic Semiconductor, and One Chip Photonics.
Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech is natively designed for the unique operations of semiconductor companies. It supports a reverse BOM production environment where yield-based planning and cycle times determine the number of wafer lot starts required. Once a wafer lot is started, it can be split up and recombined at any point in the production process, supporting scrapping, binning and grading, retaining the yield, lot lineage, and costing data throughout the entire operation.
Streamline Your Supply Chain with Electronic Subcontractor Integration
Tracking of inventory and production operations can be limited to the quality, frequency, and granularity of the information provided by subcontractors. Manual tracking of this information is time-consuming, un-scalable, and prone to human error, leading to information delays and poor reaction time. Armanino’s semiconductor ERP solution (Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech Industries) simplifies and automates the transfer of subcontractors’ data through the simplicity of a drag-and-drop data validation and mapping tool called the Supply Chain Interface (SCI).
Manage Distributor Relationships
Microsoft Dynamics AX for High Tech Industries manages the relationship between semiconductor companies and their distributors, facilitating data flow to address challenges around sales forecasting, opportunity tracking, DPAs (distributor pricing agreements), POS (point of sale) data reconciliation, revenue recognition, distributor credits and allowances, and inventory valuation and management.
Experience Low TCO and Achieve a Quick Payback
Because Armanino’s semiconductor ERP solution is built on proven Microsoft products and technologies, businesses can take advantage of existing IT investments such as Microsoft® Office applications and the Microsoft Windows Server®. Instant integration translates into a lower TCO (total cost of ownership), helping companies realize a faster ROI.
Project Snapshot: ISSI
Armanino’s client ISSI deployed Microsoft Dynamics AX at nearly half the cost of a comparable solution from Oracle or SAP. Results included:
- Optimized global processes and operations
- Lower cost of technology ownership
- Improved supply chain visibility
- More accurate analysis of global performance
“Microsoft Dynamics AX helps us manage the constant challenges posed by accelerated product life cycles, leading-edge products, and global pricing pressures,” says Scott Howarth, President and CEO, ISSI. Learn how Armanino teamed with ISSI for this successful ERP implementation by reading our case study.