Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help companies in so many ways: streamlining accounting procedures, simplifying invoicing, and increasing efficiency of supply chain operations to name just a few. However, the software’s effectiveness is only as good as its use. We often find clients who have forgotten to conduct regular processes. While not an ideal situation, there is a solution in most cases.
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The missing “Production Order – Final Costing” report in Dynamics NAV
Every time I implement the Dynamics NAV manufacturing module with a new customer, I am puzzled by the lack of progress reports for production orders. When an item is created for manufacturing, there are plenty of reports.
Reversing Production Output and Consumption
Production orders in Dynamics NAV allows you to consume both less and more than what’s defined on the components and to output both less and more than what’s defined on the operations in the routing. There is no check when you post, which is nice (sometime I which it was like that on sales and purchase orders as well, but that’s a topic for another post). But when you post more than you wanted you need to be able to reverse it.
Posting of Actual and Expected Production Time
When implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV in a manufacturing environment this question is always discussed; should the time posted against production orders be according to the expected values (e.g. the setup and run times in the routings, sometimes also referred to as nominal values) or should it be according to the actual time (entered by a user)?
Alternative Production BOMs and Routings
Using alternative production BOMs or routings is quite common in a manufacturing environment. It could for example be that larger orders are run in higher capacity machines, versions of products are produced with slight variations in components (like different colors), or you might produce the same item in two different locations and therefor need two different routings.
Maintenance Production Orders
A way to handle maintenance on machines in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is to create production orders with operations that represent the maintenance. The beauty of this is that you can then include the maintenance when scheduling the production orders, you also maintain history about when the maintenance was done and you have the option to capture the labor cost related to maintenance.
Creating Production Orders in Bulk Using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Planning Worksheet
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.