Analysis by dimensions to check performance in the Manufacturing

This is a topic where we could benefit of analyzing our performance in the manufacturing área by using dimensions. Here, we had different inquiries where I believe it is good to explain what is our view about. As SCM individual we can benefit of using dimensions to have a different view of the Manufacturing área at… Read more

Getting a warning when new demand jeopardizes projected availability?

How can I get a warning when entering a sales order so I am aware that this demand jeopardizes availability for other demands? That is the Avail. Check Warning functionality. Nothing new. But, I would like to bring focus to this functionality to emphasize the relevance it has. There are two parameters in Company Information which… Read more

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… Read more

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,… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Planning with reorder point item is disrupted with reservations

This is not NAV, not even ERP … this is just planning. If you have a reorder item, you would like to plan stock level. Here, you asume a replenishment should be triggered when stock goes below that certain stock level (reorder point). If you have a proper calculation of this reorder point, you have… Read more

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… Read more

Reorder cycle (NAV 2009) vs. Lot Accumulation and Reschedule Period (NAV 2013)

Reorder cycle in NAV was an old planning parameter we had before NAV 2013 was released. However, it is not that we are loosing the functionality in back but that NAV split this old Reorder Cycle into different fields. Main reason for this: usability. Better to Split different concepts behind Reorder Cycle to better manage… Read more

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… Read more