How to print a "vendor note" in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Enterprise for every shipment of subcontracted products
In many of the most basic subcontracting scenarios, we have a routing operation that is done somewhere at a subcontractor, like heat treat, sand blast, or anodize. Although we ship a physical product to the vendor, which is the part number that is being manufactured by the production order, there is no inventory leaving our AX system. All remains Work in Process. This means, painfully, that there is no direct visibility of our product sitting in a vendor warehouse.
The fact that the subcontracting operation is ‘in process', tells us indirectly that our item is at the vendor. (See my other article on subcontracted work.) If any cycle count would occur during this time, our product is in WIP and is typically not counted.