Guidelines for Sales Order Reservations in Manufacturers using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations or AX 2012 R3
Sales order processing involves a wide spectrum of considerations and many variations in business practices, and sales orders comprise a key element in the S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) game plans used by master planning calculations to coordinate supply chain activities in manufacturing firms. A critical consideration involves sales order reservations, and they serve multiple purposes.
At a minimum, reservations are an essential prerequisite for sales order picking - and the reservation logic and picking approaches differ between the basic and advanced approaches to warehouse management. They are also essential when using the marking functionality to link the sales order and supply order, such as special orders or production orders for make-to-order products.