This article is about the basic overview of the warehouse management module of Dynamics 365Finance and Operations. To create a stand let’s start from simple to moving towards the complex.
What is Warehouse Management?
Warehouse management is the content of several processes that allow organizations to control and administer warehouse operations from the time goods or materials inwards a warehouse until they dispatch.
For example, warehouse management can provide visibility into an organization’s inventory at any moment, and location whether material or goods lying on the shop floor or is in transit by a warehouse worker.
The warehouse management module is available by recognizing all the major and minor aspects of the industry which can streamline supply chain management. Moreover, it is completely integrated with other modules like sales, purchase, manufacturing, quality, and transportation.
The capability of advance warehousing in with compare to basic warehousing:
Out of box mobile application with the help of advanced warehouse management module
Palletized inventory with the use of a license plate
Inventory properties controlled by inventory status
Enhanced and detail order picking, packing, receiving, and shipping process
Barcode/QR code label generation & scanning capability of inbuilt warehousing mobile application
Enhanced cycle counting
Capacity tracking and auto-suggestion of inventory locations
Use of Zone and Zone groups to track inventory based on the physical properties of products
Features of Advance Warehouse management:
Inventory and tracking movement with barcode scanning help optimization to make sure that entry time can reduce material movement. However, it is suitable where automation is required through which human intervention may reduce. Pick and pack are related to the dispatch process in which inventory is out of premises either for selling to a customer or transferring it to other premises. In advanced warehouse management, one can generate work orders for picking and packing. Each work order can assign to a warehouse worker who will complete the specific tasks. Shipping is more specific to the customer side, in WMS one can prepare a shipment doing a combination of multiple sales orders. Shipment documents like packing slip, bill of lading, ASN, etc. can be used as per business standards. One can generate shipment against sales orders and transfer orders.
Label generation at the time of various inventory transactions like purchase receiving, production output booking, sales dispatch, etc Receiving is applicable to purchase and in-house production processes, storing location at the default location and transferring it to a storage location. In WMS one can set storage location or fixed location product-wise, material category wise, variants wise.
Stay linked for next blogs for more on advance warehouse management features and its capability.
In many organizations, it occurs that components and sub-components used in one product can be used interchangeably depending on the requirement and the usage.
Moreover, in the case of rejection, the entire product may not be defective. So, instead of scrapping off completely, organizations can be dismantling the product and can use its sub-components in any other way. This can be very cost-effective to many small and mid-level organizations.
What is ‘Dismantling’?
Dismantling is the process of disassembling or breaking up a product and segregating its components. The segregated components can be further dismantled individually in their sub-components.
This process looks quite easy and regular. Nevertheless, it is not the case. It comes with its own set of complexities, not materially but procedurally. The immediate complexity is that the output becomes the raw material and the components become the output. The entire production order is reversed.
Another complexity is the cost of the product. It must be in mind that the cost of the product must be placed on the restored components equally.
Other components are a disadvantage to the organization. If not handled thoroughly, this can change the average costs of the components and their sub-components.
We, at Intech Systems, have built a solution that takes care of these complexities. It allows you to dismantle a product and segregate its components as well as its costs. It allows the user to dismantle a product based on the original production process and costs. The user can take the restored components into the inventory and non-required components as rejections. The process can happen in the loop for all the components up to the nth level.
How to set up a Dismantling Process?
As this process is not included in the standard ERP solution, you can follow the video below, once you have our solution and our technical team has integrated the code to link it with the ERP.
This is the way how your organization can re-use the unused products and lower the cost of new production. To understand more about our solution, contact us at email@example.com. You can also visit Microsoft Appsource to know more about our solutions.
As you all probably know and aware by now, starting from October 1st Microsoft released a new Dynamics 365 Business Central. Which we may call October release, Wave 2 release either platform 15 release.
Wave 2 release introduces important features including changes for customers and partners:
Refreshing new Business Central icon
New user interface features;
New platform features (multiple production environments, the possibility to handle backups, etc);
No more Windows Client (Wave 2 release is Web Client only);
No more C/AL and C/SIDE: all customizations are now by AL language and extensions;
Support for technical upgrades;
Cancel issued reminders and finance charge memos;
Add links to navigation menu
Customize a user profile without writing code
Filter option fields by multiple values
Save and personalize list views
Enhancements to Excel integrations
Here is the brief of new feature highlights to note:
Are you excited about the Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release? We are! If you wish to know about the release and updated features, feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or click herefor more details.