In implementing dynamics NAV, I often go through explaining supply and demand. Companies which trade products often do so by managing the supply and demand parameters outside the ERP system. Often the ERP system does not support real planning tools and therefore the staff is forced to come up with alternative ways. In those cases, I would go as far as saying the system is not an ERP system. It is more like an order and invoice printing system. In my opinion Quick books falls into that category.
This white paper provides detailed technical insight to the concepts and principles that are used within the Supply Planning features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. It explains how the planning system works and how to adjust the algorithms to meet planning requirements in different environments.