Posts Tagged ‘Inventory Management’

Exploring Warehouse Management in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: Exciting Details of Containerization

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In a part 1 of this blog series, we reviewed the basics of Containerization: Container Types Container Groups Build Templates Containerization as a method in the Wave Template To review part 1, click here. Today we will further explore the discussion and dig deeper into the Containerization functionality.  Please remember the Containerization features are available…

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Field Operations and “Expiring” Inventory

Field Operations and Expiring Inventory Dynamics 365

So many ERP and Field Operations solutions do not accommodate one of the more common methods of inventory delivery.  If you have products with expirations, like food, drugs or other products that must be used by a specific date, more traditional enterprise management software will simply not work for your business model.  Microsoft Dynamics 365…

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Managing Expiration Dates in Plastics Manufacturing

Expiration Dates in Plastics Manufacturing

While using a First In, First Out (FIFO) inventory management method in Plastic Manufacturing is well known and helps control time based degradation by constantly rotating raw materials, it doesn’t necessarily address differences in raw material quality deterioration associated with this aging. Resin, colorants, and other additives obviously do not have the same properties (different…

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Inventory in the Field and Remote Warehouses: Valuation is Vital

Field Service Inventory Valuation

Field Operations Enterprises often have inventory spread across wide geographical areas, in remote warehouses, on service vehicles and even in the process of being installed. An accurate depiction of what you have (and where it) is becomes vital to accurate financials. One of the key areas to manage is Inventory Valuation. Whether your valuation method…

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How Plastics Manufacturers Add Customer Service Value Using Consignment Inventory

Consignment Inventory

It is not unusual for Plastics Manufacturers to offer a Consignment Inventory model as a value added service to customers. Whether it’s due to the: • Tight collaboration necessary in the Supply Chain required by industries like automotive, • Volatile demand in your customer’s industry, • Financial needs of new customers related cash flow or…

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Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 for Operations Negative Warehouse Inventory

The topic of Negative Inventory has been one of those “chicken or the egg” conversations for a long time. At first blush the answer may seem easy! But as the “what if” scenarios are brought up, the answer becomes a tangled web. Staunch process-base material managers typically say there is no need to ever allow…

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Managing Product Returns in Plastics Manufacturing using Dynamics 365 for Operations

Return Orders

Returns are a fact of life in Plastics Manufacturing. Without an ERP in place returns are generally manually managed taking into consideration both the financial business rules and receiving process. Whether you manufacture sheets and films or molded plastic parts, Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 for Operations provides this by: Easily creating a Return Order Linking this…

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Handling RMAs On Mobile Devices in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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Microsoft has done it again!  Along with the delivery of Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and the numerous functionality bonuses, the use of RF devices to process Return Material Adjustments/Authorizations entered the scene. Once the system setup has been completed in AX 2012 R3, the RMA process on the RF device becomes a few easy scans…

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