The complete\detailed planning in Dynamics 365 Business Central (and in Dynamics NAV sure..) is done through the MPS\MRP planning which can be launched from the planning worksheet (you can find some posts on the planning parameters in this blog); However, it is also possible to use other tools that can be used for job planning or for lean production planning that do not require multi-level planning. The advantage of these tools is that they provide tree views and can be comfortable for top-level MPS planning.
The Dynamics 365 Business Central Planning Worksheet is a powerful tool that, with fine-tuning, will provide great benefit to your procurement team. It reviews the supply and demand, both actual (from existing documents) and expected (from a production forecast) to suggest replenishment orders.
After receiving a few support issues on the topic, I would like to confirm both Setup and Process Flow in regards to Planning and Jobs.
1. The Job Planning Lines of ‘Line Type’ = “Schedule” (or “Both Schedule & Contract”) (NAV2016 or prior), or “Budget” (or “Both Budget & Billable”) (named starting in NAV 2017) is your demand.
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We have a couple of clients that have not yet gone live with the MRP (Planning Worksheet) functionality in Dynamics NAV. They determine the need for Production Orders outside of Dynamics NAV and then create the production orders one at a time in NAV. There are times when they create over 100 production orders in a day.
Dynamics NAV gives us the option to run Regenerative or Net Change MRP Planning (NAV Planning Worksheet).
The question is: Which one should you use?
From the APICS Dictionary:
Regenerative MRP: An MRP processing approach where the master production schedule is totally re-exploded down through all bills of material, to maintain valid priorities. New requirements and planned orders are completely recalculated or “regenerated” at that time. Ant: net change MRP.