Master Scheduling and the Due Dates for Safety Stock Requirements in Microsoft Dynamics AX & 365 for Finance and Operations, Enterprise

Safety stock requirements often represent a critical element in the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) game plans for stocked products. For example, the safety stock quantity can be used to anticipate demand variations in S&OP games plans for end-items with demand forecasts and period lot-sizing logic, or it defines the minimum quantity when using Min/Max logic. Safety stock may also reflect an inventory buffer for key components of manufactured items, or for different warehouses in a multi-level distribution network.


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About Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton has consulted globally with several hundred manufacturing/distribution companies on SCM and ERP issues. His publications include multiple books about SCM using Dynamics AX as well as two textbooks about SCM/ERP, and his books have been translated into Portuguese, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. For more than 10 years, Scott has been a frequent speaker at Microsoft and AXUG conferences around the world, and a multi-year winner of the rarely given Microsoft MVP award for Dynamics AX. His regular column “The AX Solution Architect” is published in

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