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Improved packing functionality (Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611) 

Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611 – Improved packing functionality   Based on the input that we have received from many of our customers and partners, we have improved the packing station experience in Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611 (November 2016) to make sure that it seamlessly integrates with the rest of the warehouse workflows....

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Barcode Scanning in the Mobile Device 

One of the major innovative features we introduced with the R3 release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 was the advanced warehousing system with the warehouse mobile devices portal and the subsequent support for using embedded devices for efficient warehouse workflows. The key assumption with this technology was that warehouse workers would be scanning barcodes for...

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Warehouse Mobile Device Portal Architecture 

This is the second part of a blog series on the Warehouse mobile device portal (WMDP) introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3. The first part can be found here. The mobile device portal is designed to provide warehouse workers with an interface into the advanced warehousing system of Microsoft Dynamics AX and is intended...

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Understanding Availability info in the Sales Info-Pane 

Starting from NAV 2013 R2 CU8 or NAV 2013 CU15, we are now providing extended info in the Sales Info-Pane (Sales Order Page). This is to allow user to have clear visibility around item availability when making the right decissions to minimize inventory levels and reduce carrying costs.  Sales Info-Pane is now providing the following info around availability calculation: Shipment date: just the shipment...

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Order promising: shall we reserve available replenishment to avoid this is used when promising other demand? 

Order promising is about using available-to-promise or capable-to-promise functionality to commit dates with customers. There is a functional difference between those two: ATP is based on existing replenishment, on what is available to promise. This has nothing to do about reservations. We are just running the availability calculation. CTP is based on creating new replenishment. Here,...

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A SCM perspective to the Intercompany functionality 

“Intercompany resides in the Financial Management series in NAV”. “IC is designed for those users who control multiple business entities to separate accounting processes”. “User can enter intercompany transaction Information only once in the appropiate documents”. “Users of previous versions of the product needed to re-key all Information manually for all companies and transactions”. All the above...

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Receiving a pallet with mixed items based on a packing structure using License plate receiving mobile device menu item 

Initial description The license plate receiving method on a mobile device lets you expedite the receiving process. If you receive advanced shipping notices (ASNs) from a vendor, and you trust the accuracy of the document, you can use the packing structure information in the ASN to automatically create put away work. The work is created...

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Reservations versus Planning and Projected availability calculation 

Nice and interesting topic when it comes to planning, existing reservations and how projected inventory work together. To start with, our NAV Supply Planning White Paper is clear: … The planning system does not include any reserved quantities in the calculation. For example, if a sales order has been totally or partially reserved against the...

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