In addition to enhancements in both Financial and Supply Chain Management, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013’s capabilities expand also into Manufacturing Enhancements such as Production Orders in which you can create and manage production orders, and post consumption and output to the production orders.
After you have created a production order, you can calculate net requirements based on that particular production order. Production Orders includes a manual supply planning tool as an alternative to automatic planning. The Order Planning window provides the visibility and tools you need to manually plan for demand from sales lines and then to create different types of supply orders directly.
Furthermore with Supply Planning Functionality a business can plan material requirements based on demand with support for master production scheduling and materials requirements planning including:
- Automatic production orders and purchase orders.
- Action messages for fast and easy balancing of supply and demand.
- Support for bucketless and bucketed material requirements planning.
- Setup for items with their own reordering policy, including registration of whether they are manufactured by or purchased from a third party.
With Version Management a manufacturing company can Create and manage different versions of the manufacturing bill of materials (BOM’s) and routings. (You must purchase the Basic Capacity Planning granule before you can set up multiple versions of routings).
Dynamics NAV’s Manufacturing Capabilities continue through the use of Capacity Planning; with Capacity Planning you can add capacities (work centers) to the manufacturing process. This is done by setting up routings and using these routings on production orders and in material requirements planning. View loads and the task list for the capacities.
Another enhanced Manufacturing Feature in NAV 2013 is Finite Loading which takes capacity constraints into account so that no more work is assigned to a work center than can be expected to be executed during a given time period. This is a simple tool without any optimization. Used with the Order Promising granule, Finite Loading also enables the system to calculate capable-to-promise (CTP).