At the heart of your distribution business is the ability to manage and control your supply chain process. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 this can be accomplished through numerous enhancements.

Alternative Ship To functionality allows you to set up multiple ship-to addresses to accommodate customers that in addition to a main business address have more than
one site to which order can be shipped. These additional locations can then be selected by the order processor when creating a sales order or invoice.

 

Calendars, with working and non-working day, functionality allow you to assign
a base calendar to customers, vendors, locations, companies, shipping agent services, and the service management setup—and make changes to each as necessary. Calendar entries will be used in date calculations on sales orders, purchase
orders, transfer orders, production orders, service orders, and requisition and planning worksheets.

Another Supply Chain Management feature in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is Campaign Pricing. You can work with sales prices and sales line discounts connected with specific campaigns. For example, after you have activated the prices/discounts, any customer or contact related to a company currently in a segment associated with a given campaign can access the price/discount associated with that campaign. Furthermore, prices are valid for the life of the campaign or until you decide to deactivate them. When you create a sales document or service order, the campaign price/discount is included among
the pricing reductions available when Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 chooses the price to retrieve on the line.

With Order Promising you can accurate order shipment and delivery dates to customers as based on item current and future availability. When items are not available to meet a customer’s requested delivery date, calculate the earliest shipment date as either an available-to-promise date that is based on upcoming uncommitted supply or a capable-to-promise date – a date when items can become available should they be replenished.

Also further Supply Chain Management ER functionality utilized is with Drop Shipment in which you can handle order shipments directly from the vendor to the customer without having to physically stock items in your inventory while still keeping track of order costs and profit. The drop shipment process is facilitated through automatic linking of sales and purchase orders that control the built-in sequence of posting tasks.

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