Assembly Management versus Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

As many of you may know, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 includes a new application feature called Assembly Management. It is described as a set of features designed for companies that supply products to their customers by combining components in simple processes, such as assembly, light manufacturing, and kitting. At this point it may be tempting…

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Timeline Visualization in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 ships with a fully integrated Timeline Visualization tool. It provides the user with a visual projection of future supply and enables the user to make modifications on the fly. The Timeline helps you understand and optimize your inventory profile with its visual projection of future supply, demand, and planning data. Who…

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Supply Planning Changes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 release includes a set of new supply planning options, aimed at the following goals: Optimize supply handling cost by minimizing order changes. Provide a more precise setup for optimizing the inventory profile. Reduce the time spent on processing and changing the planning result. So, now you might start to wonder:…

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Jobs WIP Calculation Compliance in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

Work in Process, WIP, and the related recognition of costs and revenues has a huge impact on the bottom-line for a project-based company. Project managers, accountants, and controllers are monitoring this recognition closely and for them it is crucial to have the process be as simple yet accurate as possible. Since the process has such…

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Planning and Execution in Jobs and Services in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

I think everyone agrees that keeping track of project performance is essential in all project-based delivery scenarios. It should be fairly easy to see if a project is on track and that everything that should be invoiced is invoiced. Project managers need to answer questions such as: What are the costs required to complete this…

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Backflushing consumption

What is and when we will be using backflushing consumption? Method for issuing (reducing on-hand quantities) materials to a manufacturing order. With backflushing, the material is issued automatically when production is posted against an operation. The backflushing program will use the quantity completed to calculate through the bill of material the quantities of the components used, and…

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Vendors with specific shipping dates

How to model a vendor where they only ship on Wednesdays? This is just an example … That is something we need to be careful with. First of all, keep in mind the difference with Sales. In there, we have the “Shipping Agent” where we can define an “Agent Service” (F5790). This shipping agents are…

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How calendars are considered when calculating lead times

Lead time calculation is the calculation that takes place to calculate “Expected Receipt Date” from the “Order Date” or the other way around. Similarly, sales have the calculation to calculate “Planned Delivery Date” from “Shipment Date” or the other way around as well. Here, we will be focusing on the Purchase side but this will…


Post – Apply – From Item Entry Application Across Locations

The following blog post is to provide guidance for users of the Inventory costing functionality within Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The specific article is designed for providing guidance that you are able to use Appl. – from Item Entry to create an Item Entry Application across locations. This feature is not permitted using the Appl. –…

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Order modifiers are not being considered with planning exceptions or emergencies

This is related with How to work with “Warning icons” in Planning Worksheet Here, we have an scenario where NAV does not respect order modifiers (maximum/multiple/minimum order quantity) when there are exceptions. As we mentioned in earlier post, exceptions are … exceptions!!! Yeah, I know you might have an issue but, isn’t this a situation that should occur exceptionally…

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