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Supply Chain Management ERP Functionality in NAV’s Extended Pack


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Microsoft Dynamics NAV is a robust and mature Business Management ERP System designed for growing Wholesale Distribution and Manufacturing companies.   The Extended Pack is for growing, mid-market or high functional needs companies who are looking for an adaptive solution with a broad set of functionality along with core financials and trade functionality including:

  • Basic Financials Management (General Ledger and Fixed Assets)
  • Basic Supply Chain Management and Basic Sales Management (Sales, Purchasing and Inventory)
  • Professional Services (Project management) with a wide set of Business Insight and reporting functionality as an integral part of the product.
  • Warehousing
  • Manufacturing
  • Additional Customization Objects for doing more extensive customizations.

Additionally, both the  Starter Pack and Extended Pack comes with a wide set of tools to customize the solution to meet the needs of every customer together with deep integration opportunities to be made through web services.  In licensing Microsoft Dynamics NAV, there are 2 options for its core functionality: The Starter Pack and Extended Pack.  In this post, we will focus on Supply Chain Management ERP Functionality with Dynamics NAV 2015’s Extended Pack:

In a previous post, the Supply Chain Management functionality was discussed for the Starter Page.  See below:

Supply Chain Management ERP Functionality in NAV's Extended Pack:  

In the Extended Pack, SCM functionality is enhanced with the below advanced features in the NAV’s Extended Pack:

Calendars:  Set up calendars with working and non-working days. Assign a base calendar to customers, vendors, locations, companies, shipping agent services, and the service management setup—and make changes to each as necessary. Calendar entries will be used in date calculations on sales orders, purchase orders, transfer orders, production orders, service orders, and requisition and planning worksheets.

Campaign Pricing:  Work with sales prices and sales line discounts connected with specific campaigns. After you have activated the prices/ discounts, any customer or contact related to a company currently in a segment associated with a given campaign can access the price/discount associated with that campaign. Prices are valid for the life of the campaign or until you decide to deactivate them. When you create a sales document or service order, the campaign price/discount is included among the pricing reductions available when Microsoft Dynamics NAV chooses the price to retrieve on the line.

Order Promising:  Promise accurate order shipment and delivery dates to customers as based on item current and future availability. When items are not available to meet a customer’s requested delivery date, calculate the earliest shipment date as either an available-to-promise date that is based on upcoming uncommitted supply or a capable-to-promise date - a date when items can become available should they be replenished.

Cycle Counting:  Manage cycle counting, a basic method of verifying inventory record data used to maintain and increase inventory accuracy. Set up cycle counting on the item or SKU level.

Put Away:  Enable warehouse workers to create a put away from the released order. Put Away is managed from a separate user interface when receiving items in an order-by-order environment.

Standard Cost Worksheet: Efficiently review and update standard costs with this worksheet.  The standard cost worksheet provides a company’s controllers with a reliable and efficient way to maintain accurate and up-to-date inventory costs. Work with standard cost updates the same way you work with an Excel spreadsheet but within the framework of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Because it provides an overview of the current standard costs, the worksheet is a convenient place to prepare for a cost update without the changes having an immediate effect in the system.

Using the worksheet, you can:

  • Carry out cost updates for both the purchased components and capacity by using different sorting criteria in several worksheets simultaneously, and then later consolidate them into one.
  • Get information that can help you identify and avoid potential errors by simulating the cost of the manufactured item due to changes in components and/or capacity use cost and then viewing the effect.
  • Help ensure that you execute the changes at a given date and that any revaluation resulting from cost changes is dealt with in the system.

Warehouse Receipt:Enable warehouse workers to create a put-away from the receipt.  Warehouse Receipt is managed from a separate user interface when receiving items in a multi-order environment.

Automated Data Capture System (ADCS): Capture data automatically. Keep data accurate, even in a hectic environment. ADCS supports some of the workflows in the Warehouse Management Systems that enables warehouse automation.

Bin Set Up:  Easily set up and maintain your bins by defining both the layout of your warehouse and dimensions of your racks, columns, and shelves; set up and maintain your planning parameters by defining the limitations and characteristics of each bin.

Warehouse Management Systems:  Manage items on a bin level. Receive and put away items in a bin; pick items from a bin according to a put-away template; and pick items based on the zone and bin ranking. Move items between bins using a report for optimizing the space usage and the picking process or move items manually. Warehouse instruction documents are created for the pick and put-away process, which can be carried out for sales, purchase, transfers, returns, and production orders. Service Orders is not included. To effectively use this granule, it is recommended that you also purchase the Put Away, Warehouse Receipt, Pick, and Warehouse Shipment granules.

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Posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc-A Pennsylvania Partner for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

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