Planning for 2022: Why Your Organization Should Implement Well-Defined Processes, Including Warehouse Management

In this blog post, contributed to ArcherPoint by Brian Neufeld, Director of Marketing at Insight Works, we take a closer look at moving away from “tribal knowledge” within an organization to a system of processes. Having well-defined processes within an organization brings with it many benefits compared to relying on tribal knowledge of staff, as… Continue reading Planning for 2022: Why Your Organization Should Implement Well-Defined Processes, Including Warehouse Management

Just-In-Time Adjustments to Prevent Supply Chain Interruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting supply chain issues (and near-disasters) raised many concerns and theories about the just-in-time (JIT) approach. Some experts believe these issues exposed serious flaws in JIT, signaling the beginning of the end, while others went as far as saying JIT actually caused the issues.  The question for manufacturers that have been… Continue reading Just-In-Time Adjustments to Prevent Supply Chain Interruptions

Tips for Improving the Inventory Picking Process in Your Warehouse

If you have a warehouse, you know how important it is to have your warehouse in working order. A poorly organized warehouse can result in lost time and productivity as your workers run in circles fulfilling orders, which costs money. Conversely, an organized, optimized warehouse also helps save money by making it easier to manage… Continue reading Tips for Improving the Inventory Picking Process in Your Warehouse

Yearly Inventory Counting Should Be Replaced By Cycle Counting

If you have a warehouse, you probably do an inventory count once a year. But is this the best way to keep track of your inventory? This approach to inventory management has proven to be error-prone, so why are companies still using it? This blog discusses the concept of cycle counting, how it can uncover… Continue reading Yearly Inventory Counting Should Be Replaced By Cycle Counting

Inventory Planning and Forecasting Optimization: 9 Questions to Ask

If you have inventory, you know the importance of demand planning and forecasting. But why do so many companies struggle with inventory overages and shortages and delivering desired products to their customers when they want them? Forecasting and planning for inventory management has been both a strategic and operational focus of organizations for more than… Continue reading Inventory Planning and Forecasting Optimization: 9 Questions to Ask

How To Disable Posting Negative Inventory in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Prior to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, developers had to customize Dynamics NAV to disable posting negative inventory, but in NAV2013R2 Microsoft have starting offering this feature as standard. One can now set up so that outbound posting that brings inventory below zero is blocked. This can be set up per item or for all… Continue reading How To Disable Posting Negative Inventory in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Dynamics NAV Coffee Break – Physical Inventory Process

The Physical Inventory Process is a fairly straight-forward function within Dynamics NAV with most companies adding their own specific nuances to meet the unique needs of their company. In this latest installment of our NAV Coffee Break video series, Gwen provides a foundation of the process. She walks through the steps of the process and… Continue reading Dynamics NAV Coffee Break – Physical Inventory Process

What to Consider when Considering Stock Replenishment

Stock Replenishment is an important factor in any successful business. When to replenish stock and deciding how much to order are two important questions that need to be considered to maintain efficiency and promote growth for your business. This blog will give an overview of things to consider when considering stock replenishment. When Should I… Continue reading What to Consider when Considering Stock Replenishment

Reducing the Quantity of Inventory Sub-Ledger Entries

We often hear the comment that Dynamics NAV posts too many Inventory Sub-Ledger entries to the General Ledger. There is a way in Dynamics NAV to reduce the number of General Ledger entries when running the batch report “Post Inventory Cost to G/L”. When running the batch report, select “Per Posting Group” and the system… Continue reading Reducing the Quantity of Inventory Sub-Ledger Entries

Item Category and Product Group Code in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

There was a question recently on a Dynamics NAV Forum asking, “What is the Product Group Code on the Item Card used for?” If we look at an Item Card in Dynamics NAV, we see the field for Product Group Code. Above it, there is a field for Item Category Code. Figure 1 – Item… Continue reading Item Category and Product Group Code in Microsoft Dynamics NAV