Planning parameters vs. demand profile

Most of the times, when a question arise about why NAV suggest such a planning proposal, it arises the question on how planning parameters are determined by the given company. When we talk about planning parameters, we refer to: reorder point, reorder quantity and safety stock. The safety stock is the quantity a company would… Read more

NAV “core” Planning: CU 99000854 ( IV ): Planning states

Not sure if you are familiar with this. But, I believe it worths covering it … Have you ever realized NAV Planning goes through different steps or phases of the planning? StartOver, MatchDates, MatchQty, CreateSupply, ReduceSupply, CloseDemand, CloseSupply, CloseLoop. All these steps are being performed on the PlanItem procedure from CU99000854. The way planning goes… Read more

NAV “core” Planning: CU 99000854 ( III ): integrating MRP with Jobs planning

This post is not for the reader to use the suggested code but to test it and enhance it as required. Yeap, this is a disclaimer so reader knows that testing should always be done. Also, the below code is not completed but might provide a good idea on how to enhance NAV planning with Jobs material… Read more

NAV “core” Planning: CU 99000854 ( II ): Demand types

First, lets review the foundation here … lets review what the “Supply Planning White Paper” mentions: “ … DEMAND AND SUPPLY: Demand is the common term used for any kind of gross demand, such as sales order and component need from a production order. In addition, the program allows more technical types of demand, such… Read more

NAV “core” Planning: CU 99000854 ( I )

Why focusing Codeunit 99000854? If you interested on what is the logic behind NAV planning, you should look into this codeunit.   This codeunit is the link between how NAV planning logic is written (= “NAV Supply Planning White Paper”) and how this logic is executed (=functionality around Planning and Requisition Worksheets).   Based on… Read more

What happens when both Inbound and Outbound Production bin codes are the same …

This is an unexpected setting for NAV. Think about this … – If this is the “Inbound Production Bin Code”, NAV understands that stock on these are not available since is pending to be consumed in Manufacturing – If this is the “Outbound Production Bin Code”, NAV understands this is available since stock is whatever… Read more

Using inbound Production Bins as Pick Bins

What are the inbound Production Bins in NAV? These are the bins defined in the Warehouse setup with the following names: – “Open Shop Floor Bin Code”. This is the one used with Backflushing when Flushing Method is set to Backward/Forward – “Inbound Production Bin Code”. This is the standard bin for the consumptions and… Read more

NAV: ERP or MRPII tool?

Does Dynamics NAV provide MRP II tools?   I am not sure how much the reader is familiar with this terminology but just in case …   ERP: Enterprise Resource Planning. As its name describes, ERP’s are intented to provide visibility of all resources in a company and provide planning tools for them (CRP as well asMRP planning)…. Read more

Unforgettable: NAV Supply Chain Management

Do you like that song? “Unforgettable”, Nat King Cole, 1954.  And yes, you are right: this is nothing to be with NAV. But, I was asked to start posting on this blog and wanted to explain what my posts would be about. “Unforgettable” is what SCM (Supply Chain Management) is about when you come to the ERP arena…. Read more