New and Changed Item Setups for MRP Planning in Dynamics NAV 2013

The MRP planning functionality beginning with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 has some changes from the previous versions of NAV to be aware of when setting up items for MRP planning. If we look at the Planning Tab of an Item Card, we can see the following new fields: Dampener Period Dampener Quantity Lot Accumulation Period… Continue reading New and Changed Item Setups for MRP Planning in Dynamics NAV 2013

Understanding the Order Reordering Policy in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

We are given the following choices for Item Reordering Policy in Dynamics NAV. The choice affects how the Planning Worksheet (MRP) plans for replenishment of the item. Blank Fixed Order Quantity Maximum Quantity Order Lot-for-Lot Figure 1 – List of choices defining how the Planning Worksheet (MRP) plans for replenishment of an item If we… Continue reading Understanding the Order Reordering Policy in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Lot-for-Lot versus Reorder Point in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

When we are talking about Replenishment Planning in either a manufacturing or distribution environment, there are two fundamental replenishment planning methods: Reorder Point (Also known as Min/Max and sometimes incorrectly as Kan Ban) Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) The Reorder Point method is typically used in a distribution environment. The Reorder Point method is ‘reactive’ in… Continue reading Lot-for-Lot versus Reorder Point in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

7 Factors to Consider in Material Resource Planning (MRP)

A Complete Material Requirements and Resource Planning Software Solution Supplier Lead Time – You can’t promise an end result if you don’t have what you need to create it. Therefore, supplier lead times need to be an essential part of how you plan production. On-Hand Inventory – If you don’t have to purchase more, you… Continue reading 7 Factors to Consider in Material Resource Planning (MRP)