Production and advanced warehousing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations (D365FO) using backflushing and manufacturing execution: State of the union
Two functional areas of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (D365FO), Production and Advanced Warehousing, were not the greatest friends in the beginning, as some of the readers will know from experience. But things have improved quite a bit. It is time to summarize the highlights of the functionality in D365FO, all based on recent experience with real customers that are live or are going live.
Readers will need a basic understanding of the Production and Advanced Warehousing functionalities to get the most out of this article.
The diagram above shows the core functionality. Production orders create warehouse work for picking that is going to be completed by stockroom personnel which will deliver the materials in the Prod-BOM to the input location on the shop floor. The diagram shows that this process can be repeated. Not all materials have to be there when production starts. This is common in industrial equipment manufacturing. Arrows (1) are the creation of the warehouse work for picking materials, while Arrows (2) are the execution of the warehouse work
Production order Release and "Release to warehousing"
When releasing the production order, I am releasing my Prod-BOM list of items that could be physically reserved to the warehouse for picking. The production order "release," always an important status change, includes the generation of ...
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