MRP Experts Share Microsoft Dynamics NAV Best Practices

At a recent NAVUG webinar Bob Buccigrossi Business System Improvement Manager at EBO Group, Inc., Kevin Fons Materials and ERP Manager at Saris Cycling Group and Lewis Rosenberg, IT Manager, Mars Fishcare answered members' questions around managing and automating manufacturing practices with Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Among the concerns of the audience were the right ways to get started with material requirements planning (MRP), automating capacity planning, and different methods for directed put-away and pick.

Q. How do you set up MRP?

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MRP

John Grant ABC Computers

A very important setup discussion when first implementing NAV is to understand the concept of locations vs. bins. NAV MRP works great if you use locations to reprsent a physical site. If you setup several locations to control invnetory at one physical site then NAV MRP will not provide you with the desired results you are looking.

Locations that replenish with a transfer from the main location work well but using multilpe locations at one physical site is not something NAV MRP handles well.

Order Cycle with Reorder point

The order cycle planning parameter in NAV seems to have multiple uses, depending on which ordering policy is selected. Can you please clarify use of the order period, particularly for the Fixed Reorder Qty policies?
Peter
NAV Project Manager