Manufacturing companies can optimise their business processes by using project management applications to monitor direct manufacturing and new product development. In this session, Avanade will share where different project applications are a natural fit for manufacturing company activities. We will review both using projects in direct manufacturing and business scenarios that merit using project tracking on top of sales and production. We will also talk about non-production activities such as New Product Development, Marketing Events and Coordination and how Project Operations can be a natural fit to encapsulate the activities, resources, and costs of these critical business processes.

In this interactive round table discussion, facilitated by Avanade, you’ll have the opportunity to share input, ask questions and hear from industry experts about how manufacturers are meeting challenges with project capabilities. We will be discussing creative ways to use Project Operations applications, but also Financial Project Accounting.

  • Production Activities in a Project-based scenario
  • Project Activities for New Product Development
  • The Gray space between Project Finance & Accounting and a Project Operations application.
  • Recommendations and Approaches

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Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson
Director, North American Industry Lead – Manufacturing

Jennifer brings more than 20 years of private industry experience to Avanade, along with years of consulting and consulting sales experience. Her work as an end of user of the Microsoft ERP stack uniquely positions her to assist clients with running an implementation project and daily business. Jennifer holds Microsoft CTP certifications in Dynamics 365 Finance & Supply Chain as well as Dynamics AX 2012.


Karen McAteer
Professional Services Industry Lead

Project and Services leader with 25 years of sales and delivery experience in the Services industry. Proven track record in complex solution selling and delivery of Enterprise projects with a focus on project centric organisations including AEC, Professional Services, Industrial Sales, Financial Services, and Not for Profit.


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