Dynamics 365 Business Central’s Manufacturing series is a set of modules which allow you to use variable inputs in order to produce one or more outputs. In addition to tracking components, you can track direct labor and additional indirect and overhead costs. The system lets us break down and identify the individual steps involved in the production process, and record those real-time.

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Dynamics 365 Business Central integrates & streamlines every aspect of your manufacturing process including planning, scheduling, inventory & distribution.

Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has experienced increased pressure from a range of sources; market growth remains sluggish and the emergence of low cost, offshore manufacturers is eroding margins - all the while customers are demanding lower prices, higher quality, faster lead times and constant innovation.  As if that wasn't enough, legislative and environmental compliance require greater focus and effort ultimately driving up the cost of running a manufacturing business. 

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central you can integrate, streamline and manage every aspect of your business management and manufacturing process including planning, scheduling, inventory, distribution and financial management, ensuring companies can respond quickly to new and changing demands and being able to give customers what they want and when they want it. 

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Capabilities

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution that’s easy to use and adapt, helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions.  Built on functionality within Microsoft Dynamics NAV and adaptable to extend business applications to other Microsoft Cloud Services such as Office 365, Microsoft Flow, Power BI and PowerApps; Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Solution can grow as your business requirements change while taking advantage of the latest technology.

Customers that select Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Versions have a choice of either “Essentials” or “Premium”, in addition to either a Cloud ERP or On-Premise Deployment.  With either deployment, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing Capabilities “Premium” Version give you all of the vast functionality in “Essentials” plus robust manufacturing features such as:

  • Production Bill of Materials

    Create bills of materials and calculate standard costs. Required for the configuration of all other Manufacturing modules.

  • 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.

  • Agile Manufacturing

    This module enables you to run the Agile Manufacturing, Supply Planning, and Capacity Planning modules

  • 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.
  • Demand Forecating

    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.

  • Sales and Inventory Forecasting

    You can use the Sales and Inventory Forecast extension to get deep insights about potential sales and a clear overview of expected stock-outs. The built-in Cortana Intelligence leverages historical data and helps you manage your stock and respond to your customers. Based on the forecast, the Sales and Inventory extension helps create replenishment requests for vendors and saves you time.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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