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5 Essential Microsoft Dynamics NAV Manufacturing Capabilities

In order to understand how Microsoft Dynamics NAV manufacturing capabilities can help drive growth for your business, let’s review some of the robust features that are available for small to medium sized businesses.  As ERP consultants, we work closely with our Microsoft Dynamics NAV manufacturing customers to take advantage of the robust capabilities in NAV. If you are looking to gain greater control and get better visibility on the shop floor,  we hope this post will help you understand some of the manufacturing capabilities that will help in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Manufacturing

  1. Production Bill of Materials:  Microsoft Dynamics NAV for manufacturing allows your manufacturing company to create BOM’s (Bill of Materials) and calculate standard cost. This is a key feature for configuration of all other Manufacturing Granules
  2. Production Orders:  Another key feature in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is the ability to 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. Production orders include 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. Supply Planning:  Also, another important requirement with manufacturing is Supply Planning in which your company can plan materials requirements based on demand with support for master production scheduling and materials requirements planning.
  4. Capacity Planning:  Also, with Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP manufacturing you can extend manufacturing capabilities to add capacities (work centers) to the manufacturing process through Capacity Planning. This is accomplished through setting up routings and using these routings on production orders and in material requirements planning. You can now view loads and the task list for the capacities.
  5. Finite Loading:  Furthermore, capacity planning includes a Finite Loading feature in which you can manage loading of capacity-constraint resources. Finite Loading takes 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. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV manufacturing, this is a simple tool without any optimization. Used along with the Order Promising granule, Finite Loading also enables the system to calculate Capable-to-promise (CTP)

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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.

Phone 717.704.1000

Another version of this article was posted on iCepts Blog September 16, 2014 by Greg Miles:  Understanding ERP: Manufacturing Capabilities in Dynamics NAV

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