But in order to make the most of this software and improve daily operations within the warehouse, there are certain extensions that managers should consider putting in place. Today, we’ll take a closer look at the existing capabilities of Dynamics NAV, and the most beneficial extensions to integrate into the platform.
Dynamics NAV: Built-in features
Dynamics NAV has become so widely utilized for warehouse management because of the valuable features it includes right out of the box. Helpful functionality for inventory movement and management include:
- Automated Data Capture System enables the Dynamics NAV platform to transmit data to and from the handheld devices that workers leverage in the warehouse. Through a web service connection, ADCS can capture data and support automated warehouse workflows.
- Warehouse Receipting allows warehouse personnel to establish a put-away directly from the receipt within a single-order environment. This capability, however, must be accessed from a separate interface within multi-order environments.
- Warehouse employees can leverage Warehouse Shipment to create a pick for shipment in a single-order environment.
- Cycle Counting supports inventory record and data verification, and can be set up for a specific items or at the SKU level.
While these features are certainly beneficial to managing inventory, shipments and other warehouse processes, some managers find that their workers require additional functionality.
This is where the extensions available through a
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most valuable extensions to consider:
Inventory and Bin Inquiry
Inventory and Bin Inquiry allows warehouse workers to perform and support
Inventory and Warehouse Picks and Put-Aways
This extension enables workers to
Photos are important for warehouse operations. If leveraged properly, users can record instances of package damage for later review, snap photos of shipments and even take digital images of paper forms for faster and easier electronic filing.
What’s more, the License Plating feature boosts the baseline capabilities of Dynamics NAV even further. Users can leverage LPNs to define multiple products or serial numbers, then utilize the resulting barcode to maneuver all items combined within the LPN.
It can also be particularly helpful to utilize a Dynamics NAV extension that supports
Offline processing supported by Scratchpad also means that workers still have a place to capture necessary data in the event that Dynamics NAV isn’t working properly. Once NAV is back up and running, this data is automatically uploaded, ensuring employees don’t miss a beat and preventing manually data entry.
Insight Works Mobile Warehouse Data Collection Solution
Microsoft Dynamics NAV offers a breadth of functionality for next-generation warehouse management, and it becomes even more valuable with integrated features. These crucial capabilities and more are available through Insight Works Warehouse Insight Mobile Warehouse Data Collection solution.