Supply Chain Management Features in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013’s Starter Pack-Part 1 of 4 posts.

ALTERNATIVE ORDER ADDRESSES:

Set up multiple addresses to manage orders from vendors that in addition to a main business address have more than one site from which they ship orders. These additional locations can then be selected by the purchasing agent when creating a purchase order or invoice.

ALTERNATIVE SHIP-TO ADDRESSES:

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.

ALTERNATIVE VENDORS:

Manage purchase of the same item from several different vendors. Set up alternative vendors for an item, specify typical lead times used by a specific vendor to deliver that item, and associate price and discount agreements for that item with each vendor.

ANALYSIS REPORTS:

Provide company decision-makers, especially those with overall responsibility for sales, purchases, and product portfolio management, with an efficient and flexible way to get meaningful information out of the system to inform day-to-day decisions. Built on item entries, this granule provides a customizable, analytic view that enables people to add and combine analysis objects—customers, items, and vendors—according to their needs. You can:

  • Present figures in both amounts and quantities and compare by periods as well as against budget. When the figures are put in a formula, they can become an indicator of the company’s performance.
  • Drill down to locate the cause of problems.
  • View sales dynamics; analyze inventory turnover; evaluate customers’ buying behavior; spot trends; reconsider product offerings, prices, and vendors; and make informed business decisions.

ASSEMBLY MANAGEMENT:

Specify a list of sellable items, raw materials, subassemblies and/or resources as Assembly Bill of Materials that comprises a finished item or a kit. Use assembly orders to replenish assembly items to stock or capture the customer’s special requirements to the kit’s bill of materials directly from the sales quote, blanket and order line in the assembly-to-order processes.

BASIC INVENTORY:

Set up items that you carry in your stock and specify their unit of measures, costing method, inventory posting group, unit cost and price and other properties. Post item transactions, such as sales, purchase, negative and positive adjustments from item journals. Quantity and cost records of the posted transactions are stored in the inventory ledger that is the basis for inventory valuation and other costing calculations. Integrated with General Ledger and with the posting processes in Sales and Receivables and Purchase and Payables, this granule is required for the configuration of all other Inventory granules.

BASIC PAYABLES:

Set up and maintain a vendor table, post purchase transactions in journals, and manage payables. Includes the vendor table and enables you to generate vendor ledger entries using general journals. Use this together with the Multiple Currencies granule to post purchase transactions and manage payables in multiple currencies for each vendor. This granule is always used if your solution requires a vendor table. It is integrated with General Ledger and Inventory and required for the configuration of all other Purchase and Payables granules. Purchase Invoicing is also frequently used with this granule.

BASIC RECEIVABLES:

Set up and maintain the customer table. Post sales transactions in journals and manage receivables; register customers and manage receivables using general journals. Together with Multiple Currencies, this granule can post sales transactions and manage receivables in multiple currencies for each customer. Basic Receivables is integrated with Basic General Ledger and Inventory and is required for the configuration of all other Sales and Receivables granules. Sales Invoicing is also frequently used with this granule. Always use this granule when your solution requires a customer table.

BIN:

Organize your warehouse by assigning items to bins, the smallest unit in the warehouse logical structure. Bin assignment is done as the item journals or directly on the document lines (does not apply to order lines).

DROP SHIPMENT:

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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