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8 Reasons Manufacturers Love Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

8 Reasons Manufacturers Love Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

Microsoft_Dynamics_NAV_2016_Manufacturing.pngThe reputation of manufacturing ERP software solutions of the past is that managing the software is often more difficult than managing the actual manufacturing process. Therefore, the adoption actual benefits of manufacturing software is only realized if it is easy to use and intuitive to those who need to work with it on the shop floor. Luckily, manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 has the ease of use manufacturing companies need in order to reap the rewards of their ERP investment. Wouldn’t you agree that it’s worth a look if it helps you streamline your  manufacturing processes and adapt quickly to changing demands to give your customers what they want, when they want it?  Dynamics NAV has much functionality around Made-To-Order and Made-To-Stock Manufacturing in addition to Assembled-To-Order.

8 Reasons Manufacturers Find Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Easy to Use

  1. Order Planning:  Quickly create and manage production orders, and post consumption and output to the production orders with this manufacturing functionality within NAV.  After you have created a production order, you can calculate net requirements based on that production order. The Production Orders module includes a manual supply planning tool as an alternative to automatic planning. The Order Planning window provides the visibility and tools you need to manually plan for demand from sales lines and then to create different types of supply orders directly
  2. Bill of Materials:  Unlike hard to manage BOM options out there, this is a powerful, functional and easy-to-maintain manufacturing feature in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016.  BOM is an innovative routing design of Dynamics NAV that allows the users to have different versions of the both BOM and routing, with the added ability of running comparison reports for various BOM versions of the same item. It also provides separate functionalities for collecting adequate labor for specific purchase orders, tracking discrete labor & burden costs of production operations, and a requisition mechanism for relating NAV to the purchase orders.
  3. Agile Manufacturing:   Easily plan rush orders, make exceptions, and handle last-minute changes to your manufacturing processes with multiple planning options, tracking, and interactive action messages. Add capacities (work centers) to the manufacturing process. Set up routings and use these routings on production orders and in material requirements planning. View loads and the task list for the capacities.
  4. Finite Loading:  of capacity-constraint resources management is also part of manufacturing functionality in NAV. This ERP manufacturing feature is used for taking capacity constraints into account so that no more work is assigned to a work center than the capacities can be expected to execute during a given time period. This is a simple tool without any optimization. Used with the Order Promising module, Finite Loading also enables the system to calculate capable-to-promise (CTP).
  5. Machine Centers:  Now your manufacturing operations can add Machine Centers as capacities to the manufacturing process. Machine centers are designed to help you manage capacity of a single machine/producing resource. With machine centers, you can plan/manage capacity on several levels: on a more detailed level for machine centers and on a consolidated level for work centers. Machine centers allow users to store more default information about manufacturing processes, such as setup time or default scrap percentage.
  6. Plan Material Requirements:  MRP (Material Requirements Planning) can be measured  based on demand with support for master production scheduling and materials requirements planning. Basic Supply Planning includes:
              - Automatic production orders and purchase orders.
              - Action messages for fast and easy balancing of supply and demand.
              - Support for bucket-less and bucketed material requirements planning.
              - Setup for items with their own reordering policy; whether they are manufactured by or purchased by 3rd party.
  7. Demand Forecasting:  Now you can forecast based on items. Input demand (sales) forecasts for products and components in a more convenient way (daily, monthly, quarterly). This data allows the system to plan and create production and purchase orders taking into consideration the demand forecast together with the level of available inventory and parameters of requirement planning.
  8. Role Centers:  All of this information is easily presented in NAV”s RoleTailored User Interface called “Role Centers”. Role Centers in Microsoft Dynamics NAV (NAV’s customizable user client interface) give you quick access to the data, reports, and tasks that are relevant to your job. Enhance operational efficiency and effectively manage production with quick access to production orders, bills of material (BOMs), supply planning, and capacity requirements planning. Take advantage of a simplified manufacturing foundation that includes rapid visibility into work in progress (WIP) data and support for order-by-order work flows. You can personalize your Role Center based on business needs and monitor critical business processes in a dashboard view.

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About iCepts Technology Group, Inc. Middletown, PA

We are a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner offering implementation, service, and support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV in: PA, DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV, and the entire Mid-Atlantic Region. We also offer implementation, service, and support for Accellos One Warehouse Management Systems in: PA, DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WV, and the entire Mid-Atlantic Region.

As experienced SCM, WMS and ERP consultants and value added resellers (VARs), we provide start to finish services for the solutions we represent Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Distribution and Manufacturing, Accellos Warehouse Management System (WMS), Server virtualization, open source VOIP phone systems and infrastructure and security. We provide services that cover process analysis, implementation, training, security and networking. Naturally, we also provide full ongoing support for years after implementation to help our clients succeed. We are your one stop shop for your business technology needs.

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Another version of this article was posted on iCepts Blog on March 9, 2016 by Greg Miles - Company Benefits from Better ERP Reporting
By Greg Miles - iCepts

Tags: Microsoft Dynamics NAV, ERP reporting

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