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Business Central for Warehouse Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Warehouse Management offers best-in-class warehouse capabilities to manage inventories and associated order management in ways that meet a company’s productivity and growth goals. Accurate placement of items, optimal use of space, and proper management of labor in the warehouse are key to profitably handling item costs. Business Central provides basic and advanced warehousing capabilities, ranging from locations with no warehouse activities to the more advanced warehouse management systems.

Business Central for Warehouse management

The basic warehouse features manage the quantity of goods by item. Companies receive purchase orders, transfer the ordered items to designated locations, and marked as shipped to the customers. Whereas the Advanced Warehousing provides functionality to handle items within a location by zone and bin level and handle advance processes like directed put-away and pick. Warehouse employees scan purchase orders and the system will provide them with the best ‘put away’ instructions based on bin capacity and pick up zones. The employees run Pick and use type of order and other criteria to enable efficient picking routes and record shipment at packing areas.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for Warehouse Management System Features

The Dynamics 365 Business Central Warehouse Management System is the right solution for companies that need to receive and ship with optimized space use. Companies can store products in fixed bins or in random (floating) bins, depending on the need for optimization. The warehousing features in Business Central help businesses to ensure efficiency, quality control, and in turn growth. It automates inventory sub-processes, reduces manual work and improves the efficiency of logistics.

Business Central cutting-edge AI helps businesses to analyze their sales orders and predict the best time and way to replenish goods with built-in intelligence. It forecasts sales and update inventory levels dynamically. And Financial Management suggests businesses  the best time to pay vendors and use vendor discounts, or the way to avoid overdue penalties.

Overall Business Central being most popular Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) automates and streamlines business processes and centralize business operation into one system and provide a comprehensive view of the business.

Benefits of Microsoft dynamics 365 business central warehouse management

Management of the Warehouse

Internal warehouse activities take place after items are received and before they are transported to ensure an efficient flow through the warehouse and to organize and preserve corporate stocks.

Putting stuff away, moving items within or between warehouses, and picking items for assembly, production, or transport are all common warehouse operations. Warehouse operations include putting together products for sale or inventory, although these are discussed elsewhere.

These various handling duties can be divided by departments in large warehouses, with the integration managed via a guided workflow. The flow is less formalized in basic installations, and warehouse tasks are handled with so-called inventory put-away and inventory pickers.

You must set up the basic warehouse configurations for the relevant complexity of warehouse functionality before you can undertake warehouse activities.

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Reduce stock out

Stock outs are a manufacturing and distribution company’s worst nightmare. Stock outs are annoying when Business Central states a manufacturer should have goods on the shelves. Before you go out and buy a WMS to address your stock out problem, make sure you figure out what’s causing it. Manufacturing workers are most likely failing to appropriately record inventory changes in Microsoft Dynamics 365 business central. As I often say, automating mistakes only allows people to make more mistakes at a faster rate. Investigate the causes; they’re uncommon due to a lack of Business Central warehouse management.

Preventing Product Loss

Products can be misplaced for a variety of reasons. If something is “lost” in a small manufacturing company, it could be for the same reasons you’re experiencing stock outs. Manufacturing staff may believe product has gone missing because of errors in the Microsoft Business Central WHM. Ascertain that the appropriate inventory transactions are recorded at the appropriate times. Using a warehouse system could, once again, hasten the occurrence of errors.

A barcode control system makes sense if you have a large facility or if goods are stored in multiple locations. This is especially true if deciding where to store stock is based on which bin or shelf has available space. Be advised that your employees will now be required to scan whenever they move, pick, or put merchandise away. The volume and complexity of transactions in Business Central WHM rises as a result.

Boost your productivity

Is it common for factory employees to shuttle back and forth between a computer running Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and the warehouse? Is it true that they process hundreds of inventory transactions per day? Is it necessary to do any sophisticated or time-consuming serial number transactions by hand? The Business Central WHM solution is a good fit for you. A primary motivation for implementing mobile WHM in Dynamics Business Central is to increase manufacturing staff productivity with an empowered workforce.

Reduce Shipping Errors and Wrong Product Shipment

Some manufacturers have products that seem quite similar and might easily make a shipment mistake. I’ve seen this happen in a variety of industries (mattress manufacture, motors, and pulleys, for example), and it can rapidly turn into a very costly mistake. There is no mechanism to force a user to select the correct product in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central system. This problem can be solved by implementing a basic barcode system that verifies that the shipper is selecting the correct products for the order. These issues don’t necessarily necessitate the adoption of a whole end-to-end WHM system. In LEAN production terms, they merely require a simple Poke-Yoke solution, which may be accomplished using barcoding.

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