This blog is about the possibilities of implementing ERP solution Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the construction industry. We will discuss about question „Is construction industry ready for ERP?
Of course, I will post about standard NAV, as well :)
There are some parameters of inventory planning. We can open this page on Departments->Warehouse->Administration->Inventory Setup.
You need to configure next fields on General tab:
I explain this date formulas in my previous posts: https://community.dynamics.com/nav/b/nav4construction/archive/2013/08/25/inventory-planning-part-3-microsoft-dynamics-nav.aspx#.UiIGTza-2m4
Also, you must to configure Location Mandatory fields. Specifies whether items must have a location code in order to be posted. Place a check mark in the field if you want the program to require a location code when posting item-related transactions. This field, together with the Components at Location field on Manufacturing Setup, is very important in governing how the planning system handles demand lines with/without location codes.
There are some parameters of manufacturing planning. We can open this page on Departments->Manufacturing->Administration->Manufacturing Setup.
You can assign a low-level code to each part in the product structure or the indented BOM. The top final assembly level is denoted as level 0 - the end item. The higher the low-level code number, the lower the item is in the hierarchy. When you calculate a plan, the BOM is exploded in the planning worksheet, and the gross requirements for level 0 are passed down the planning levels as gross requirements for the next planning level.
The main planning fields are on Planning tab:
If the suggested change in quantity is higher than the default dampener quantity, then the suggestion is not blocked. You use a dampener to limit insignificant action messages when a plan is being calculated. This setting applies globally, except for items that have a different value in the Dampener Quantity field on the item card.
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