Model SCM Decision Making for Purchased Material using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

Planned orders communicate the need to replenish an item's inventory, and are generated by master planning calculations based on an item's planning data and demands stemming from S&OP game plans. They provide a critical tool for effective supply chain management (SCM). The item's planning data represents a model of decision making about coordinating the supply chain. In particular, the planning data for purchased items and the generation of planned purchase orders in Dynamics 365 for Operations or AX 2012 R3 should represent the SCM decision making logic by the responsible buyers.

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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 MSDynamicsWorld.com.

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