Dynamics 365 – Consignment is a BFF!

Tracking Dimension Groups

In comparison to prior versions of Dynamics AX, consignment inventory management has been improved upon in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. The use of a Tracking dimension, Replenishment orders and  Ownership change journals streamline the processing of transactions and make it possible to clearly see what inventory is owned by whom. Let’s delve into…

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Calming The Chaos – How To Get Everyone Moving To The Same Beat With Location Directives In Dynamics 365


To an outsider, a warehouse may look like chaos but the insiders know that a well-run warehouse is actually a carefully choreographed dance.  It can be a challenge to acclimate new staff members into the dance so they don’t throw off the rhythm.  Enter Location Directives. Location Directives (Warehouse Management>Setup>Location Directives) give specific instructions at…

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Work Templates In Dynamics 365 – The Music of the Warehouse

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Close your eyes and listen – no, wait, don’t close your eyes… that’s not really safe, just listen to the warehouse, what song do you hear?  The work being done in a warehouse has a song behind it.  Creating the beat for the song is what Work Templates do in Dynamics 365. Work Templates direct…

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Dynamics 365 – A Few Quick Observations About Warehouse Work Templates

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Work Templates in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations are a critical piece in the Warehouse Management process puzzle.  The templates are used to create “Work” to be completed for numerous processes to make creating the work templates simple.  The “Work” consists of at a minimum, one Pick/Put Pair of steps along with a Location…

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Dynamics 365 – “What Ifs” in The Product Configuration Model

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Configuration-based Product Configuration Model in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations allows to pre-define products with a set of rules and restrictions. The attributes of a product are pre-determined in a model and relations between the attributes are set. Let’s consider a Product Configurator example for a manufacturer of custom Plastics products – a topic…

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Exploring Dynamic 365 For Plastics Manufacturers: Who Moved My Inventory?

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Anybody familiar with the plastics industry knows, inventory is a moving target both literally and figuratively. Silos, feed tubes, gaylords, and blenders are used to move inventory throughout the production facility and feed the lines that make products. In some cases, production lines may have a closed loop system where trim and scrap pieces can…

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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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