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9 Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Manufacturing

9 Benefits of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Manufacturing

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Manufacturing Helps You Beat the Competition

As a growing manufacturing company, you need a manufacturing system that gives you the power to streamline processes and adapt quickly to changing demands. In today’s market, it’s critical to manage your production, assembly and inventory better cheaper, and faster than your competition. Does your current system enable you to deliver what your customers want, when they want it, with every order? Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Manufacturing has developed robust functionality for Made-To-Order, Made-To-Stock Manufacturing and Assembled-To-Order manufacturing processes.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Manufacturing's unique “Role Centers” give you quick access to the data, reports, and tasks that are relevant to your job such as Shop Supervisor, Machine Operator, etc. 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.

9 Winning Features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV Manufacturing

1. Bill of Materials: Create bills of materials and calculate standard costs. Required for the configuration of all other Manufacturing modules.
2. Production Orders: Create and manage production orders, and post consumption and output to the production orders. 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.
3. Agile Manufacturing: This module enables you to run the Agile Manufacturing, Supply Planning, and Capacity Planning modules
4. Version Management: Create and manage different versions of the manufacturing bill of materials and routings.
5. Supply Planning: Plan material requirements 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.
• The Setup for items with their own reordering policy, including registration of whether they are manufactured by or purchased from a third party.
6. Demand Forecasting: Manage demand forecasting 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.
7. Capacity Planning: 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.
8. Finite Loading: Manage finite loading of capacity-constraint resources. 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).
9. Machine Centers: 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.

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.

Phone: 717.704.1000

Another version of this article was previously posted by iCepts Technology Group, Inc. - A Pennsylvania Microsoft Dynamics NAV Reseller on August 2, 2017 by Greg Miles - Microsoft Dynamics NAV2017 Manufacturing Capabilities

Photo courtesy of by Stuart Miles

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