Supply Chain Management (SCM) with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

With Supply Chain Management based on Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV), mapping processes along the entire supply chain is highly efficient.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ensures smooth processes in purchasing, sales, manu­facturing, logistics and warehouse. You can use Supply Chain Manage­ment (SCM) to adjust and control the work­flows customized to specific requirements. Supply Chain Manage­ment in Dynamics 365 Business Central can be configured flexibly and helps you integrate all business partners in the best possible way. For example, procure­ment, processing and delivery times can be reduced and optimized.

 

SCM functions in Dynamics 365 Business Central:

  1. Optimize inventory levels: Use built-in intelligence to predict when and what to replenish. Purchase only what you need with dynamically updated inventory levels.

 

  1. Avoid lost sales and reduce shortages: Maintain the right amount of inventory by automatically calculating stock levels, lead times, and reorder points. Suggest substitutes when requested items are out of stock.

 

  1. Maximize profitability: Get recommendations on when to pay vendors to use vendor discounts or avoid overdue penalties. Prevent unnecessary or fraudulent purchases through approval workflows.

 

  1. Sales order management: Manage sales orders, blanket sales orders, and sales order processes.

 

  1. Purchase order management: Manage purchases, blanket orders, and purchase order processes.

 

  1. Warehouse management (Basic and Advanced): Warehouse functionality in Business Central can be implemented in different complexity levels, depending on a company’s processes and order volume. The main difference is that activities are performed order-by-order in basic warehousing when they are consolidated for multiple orders in advanced warehousing.

 

  1. Item transfers: Track inventory as it’s moved from one location to another and account for the value of inventory in transit at various locations.

 

  1. Locations: Manage inventory in multiple locations that may represent a production plant, distribution centre, warehouse, showroom, retail outlet, or service car.

 

  1. Assembly Management: To support companies that supply products to their customers by combining components in simple processes without the need of manufacturing functionality, Business Central includes features to assemble items that integrate with existing features, such as sales, planning, reservations, and warehousing.

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