Item Substitutions in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

There are times in a manufacturing company where substitute items that are not on the Bill of Material are OK to use if the preferred item is not available. Often this substitution has to be approved by an engineer and is usually in the form of a ‘Usage Variance’. If substitutions are a common event,… Continue reading Item Substitutions in Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Setting Up Production Lead Time in Dynamics NAV if Not Using Routings

There are manufacturing companies using Dynamics NAV that want to offset the start time on production orders to accommodate production time even though they are not using Routings. To illustrate, we set up a test item. Note that the item has a BOM, but not a Routing. Figure 1 – To offset start time on… Continue reading Setting Up Production Lead Time in Dynamics NAV if Not Using Routings

Reversing the Output of a Dynamics NAV Released Production Order

We are asked from time to time how to reverse the output of a Dynamics NAV-released Production Order. The need to do this probably was caused by a mistake made when posting the original output. To illustrate the issue, we created a Dynamics NAV-released Production Order: Figure 1 – Screenshot of a NAV-released Production Order… Continue reading Reversing the Output of a Dynamics NAV Released Production Order

Why Do New NAV Production Orders Have an Ending Date of December 31

Around the middle of January every year, we can count on getting questions on why all of the new Dynamics NAV Production Orders that are created have an Ending date of 12/31/XX. The answer is quite straightforward: The Work/Machine Center Calendars need to be calculated for the upcoming year. Figure 1 – Remember to update… Continue reading Why Do New NAV Production Orders Have an Ending Date of December 31