Understanding Availability info in the Sales Info-Pane

Starting from NAV 2013 R2 CU8 or NAV 2013 CU15, we are now providing extended info in the Sales Info-Pane (Sales Order Page). This is to allow user to have clear visibility around item availability when making the right decissions to minimize inventory levels and reduce carrying costs.  Sales Info-Pane is now providing the following info around availability calculation: Shipment date: just the shipment…


Order promising: shall we reserve available replenishment to avoid this is used when promising other demand?

Order promising is about using available-to-promise or capable-to-promise functionality to commit dates with customers. There is a functional difference between those two: ATP is based on existing replenishment, on what is available to promise. This has nothing to do about reservations. We are just running the availability calculation. CTP is based on creating new replenishment. Here,…


A SCM perspective to the Intercompany functionality

“Intercompany resides in the Financial Management series in NAV”. “IC is designed for those users who control multiple business entities to separate accounting processes”. “User can enter intercompany transaction Information only once in the appropiate documents”. “Users of previous versions of the product needed to re-key all Information manually for all companies and transactions”. All the above…


Reservations versus Planning and Projected availability calculation

Nice and interesting topic when it comes to planning, existing reservations and how projected inventory work together. To start with, our NAV Supply Planning White Paper is clear: … The planning system does not include any reserved quantities in the calculation. For example, if a sales order has been totally or partially reserved against the…


Shipment date vs. Posting date vs. Due date

Shipment date in NAV shows the planned shipment date. This date is not when it will actually be shipped but when it is planned to be shipped. Thus, NAV is using this when planning, creating a production order from a given demand … This shows when sales should be shipped for not being late to…


Planning exceptions in NAV 2013

Exceptions happens … but should happen exceptionally. That’s the rule! Under this assumption, if we run into a situation where our customer is getting too many exceptions when planning, it might be time to re-calculate planning parameters or to re-confirm if current policy is still recommended. What is NAV design around this? When stock goes…