Dynamics 365 Business Central Demand Planning
Essential to customer-focused business planning, demand planning is a core component of your Enterprise Resource Planning system. Dynamics 365 Business Central allows you to manage your resources three dimensionally - by products, time and market. A sound demand planning system is essential to remaining competitive, customer satisfaction, and resource management. Conversely, a poor demand planning system can have terrible repercussions impacting your profitability and damaging sensitive customer relations. Dynamics NAV puts to work best practices for your firm.
Data Import/ExportData flow to/from Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics GP or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is allowed by a native integration.
Collaboration FeaturesPlanners can provide visibility to forecast plans to other players (e.g. agents, area managers etc.), each with the subset of data of their interest, control the workflow and consolidate their contribution in an agreed forecast.
Graphical ReportData can be easily presented as a graph according to multiple formats for analysis.
TemplatesUsers can configure templates to display forecasting data (indicators, warnings) at a given aggregation level in a proper way. A given presentation layout (with multiple views) can be saved as a workspace.
WarningsWarnings can be defined to highlight particular situations. This lets users work “by exceptions,” focusing on critical issues in the forecasting process.
FiltersFilters can be easily configured in order to load and visualize only those data of interest.
Formula EditingFormulas can be applied to indicators to create new derived ones (formula indicators). Formulas can be defined through simple editing, or by applying a set of mathematical, logic or special operations.
Forecasting Error CalculationThat statistical error inferred for a forecast model is automatically calculated (absolute and/or percentage error, mean absolute deviation, mean absolute percentage error).
HierarchiesHierarchies can be freely defined on each axis, with user-defined labels. Data can be aggregated and disaggregated according to defined hierarchies and indicator statistics.
IndicatorsBasic data at any level is collected in so-called basic indicators (e.g. historical data at a given detail level). An aggregation mode can be defined for each indicator (minimum, maximum, sum, or average) to define how to aggregate values. Rules can be defined, for example, to limit cell editing.
Top-Down SplittingThe splitting down of a value changed in level higher than the one where it was originally defined may be done uniformly, proportionally (referencing previous values) or related to the values of another indicator.
Best Fit FunctionAutomatic search of the most relevant parameters, shown by statistical algorithm, to match a particular historical series.
Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing & MRP
Organizing information from available resources and all component parts into clear, telling capabilities is among the most simplifying functions of your Enterprise Resource Planning system. For all of the complications of your products between lead times and component complexity, Dynamics 365 Business Central can pool this information together that you manage your resources and speak to your capabilities and avoid getting caught up in the minutia of MRP. You will be prepared to speak to order promising.
Automated Data CaptureCollect and use accurate inventory data in real time and increase the visibility of data throughout your business to improve warehouse efficiency.
Machine Center AllocationAllocated work and machine centers as capacities to streamline planning. Apply finite loading calculations to capacity-constrained resources to optimize machine centers and increase planning accuracy.
Supply PlanningPlan from the sale orders, production order, or purchase requisition, or use traditional master production schedule (MPS) or material requirements planning (MRP). Facilitate materials flow through the supply chain with multi-location planning. Update and change all materials, costs, and operations simultaneously.
Cost BudgetingUnderstand item costs throughout the production process-including inventory, WIP, and cost of goods sold (COGS). Tighten control of closing process, improve batch job costing, and streamline reconciliation with the general ledger.
Bills Of Material (BOMs)Tightly integrate different types of BOMs and customized definitions into manufacturing operations to improve performance while supporting time-to-market and time-to-volume objectives. Create, track, and process multiple versions of BOMs and routings.
Multiple CostsManage alternative costs for resources and groups that are fixed or based on an additional percentage or fixed charge, with the ability to define multiple work types.
Manual PlanningSimplify supply planning and make decisions on an order-by-order basis by using an alternative to printed production schedules that is designed for smaller businesses.
Capacity PlanningImplement realistic plans according to incoming resource capacity demands, and redefine order modifiers and reorder policies as needed. Accommodate changing shop floor workloads and simplify planning with calendars.
Order PromisingPromise orders with available-to-promise (ATP) and capable-to-promise (CTP).
Graphical SchedulingAccess an overview of production schedules displayed in Gantt charts and use drag-and-drop functionality to reschedule operations, with changes reflected in the relevant production order.
Role CentersProduction Planner, Shop Supervisor, Shop Supervision Manufacturing Foundation, Machine Operator
Business IntelligenceMake informed, confident decisions with graphical displays, online analytical processing (OLAP) cubes, and Web-based delivery options.
Warehouse And Inventory ManagementIntegrate manufacturing and warehousing functionality to optimize warehouse layout and space utilization, and maintain up-to-date inventory information.
Demand ForecastingAnalyze sales patterns from multiple perspectives. Compare forecasted demand with actual sales and consolidate and distribute demand plans with multiple stakeholders to increase collaborative planning.
Exceptions HandlingMake exceptions and last-minute changes to meet customer needs using action messaging, tracking, and multiple planning options.
Production ManagementStreamline made-to-order requests and simplify make-or-buy decisions. Modify components and operations as needed, even on released production orders. Plan product family orders that share the same routing for efficient build schedules.
Dynamics 365 Business Central Supply Planning
Supply planning in Dynamics 365 Business Central ensures that inventory is consciously managed to drive cash flows for manufacturers and distributors. With clear material requirements planning, inventory managers can avoid undue complexities. Inventory is clearly tracked by pooling inventory adjustment processes together to account for all changes. Inventory and the relevant components can be automatically ordered as inventory adjusts and orders are placed. Still, manual processes put the control in the hands of Inventory Management.