The MS Dynamics Provision module makes all open storage bin transfers visible to the warehouse employee on the mobile device (scanner, PDA, tablet) in real time. Mobile data collection makes it possible to see, at a glance within the Navision or Business Central Provision, which components need to be provided for production, in what quantity, and where these components can be found in the warehouse.
The mobile Provision posting and feedback is then available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or MS Dynamics 365 Business Central in real time. This ensures that you can trace the whereabouts of the materials at any point in time. You can also retrieve leftover materials from production using the Provision function for MS Dynamics. For this purpose, the storage from production back to the warehouse is entered in Navision or Business Central using a mobile device. Just as in the case of withdrawal for production, scanning barcodes optimizes the process by eliminating the need for printed lists.
Prompt forwarding of information from the Provision module to Microsoft Dynamics NAV/MS Dynamics 365 Business Central ensures 100% transparency across all stock movements and reduces the occurrence of errors to a minimum.
Providing production with the necessary materials is one of the most important logistical issues for manufacturing companies.
Ensuring end-to-end stock transparency is of utmost importance here, because this is the only way to have an overview of whether all materials are available in sufficient quantities. In particular, if a removal on the basis of bills of material is not possible or desired and retrograde consumption entry is selected, it should be ensured that the provision of materials is made from a separate production storage location or storage bin so as not to jeopardize stock transparency in the main warehouse. Conversely, unused materials must be moved from production back to the warehouse and entered. Smooth provision of stock from the warehouse to production would not be feasible without 100% transparency of all stock movements and changes in stock.
In order to be able to provide stock for production even without a bill of materials for production or to put unused stock back into storage, MS Dynamics NAV/Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central offers the option of carrying out a storage bin transfer for provision in NAV or Business Central or to generate it directly from an assembly or manufacturing order.
All materials to be moved are entered in the storage bin transfer document and transferred to the warehouse. The warehouse personnel can now use this stock transfer list generated from MS Dynamics, which is often available as a paper document, to gather the required materials and make them available for production. If materials provided within production are not all required for an order, the remainder is returned to the warehouse. This involves specifying within the storage bin transfer in Navision or Business Central which components need to be transferred from a particular storage bin to another and in what quantity. After completion of the stock transfer, the stock transfer list is entered manually in MS Dynamics and, if necessary, corrected again beforehand if deviations have occurred in the original removal or the target storage bin.
Difficulty with supply in MS Dynamics NAV
The storage bin transfer in NAV is simple in terms of work processes and can be carried out with a minimum of effort. However, handling supply with MS Dynamics NAV requires manual pre- and post-processing. Because of the frequently used paper documents, there is not only a considerable time lag between the manual entry of stock movements and the subsequent transfer to the NAV ERP system, but also a discontinuity of media. At this point, the risk of incorrect transmissions and temporarily interrupted transparency in the inventories is greater than in process mapping without changes in media.