MS D365 Business Central Assembly Management includes the features to assist companies that supply products to their customers by combining the components in simple processes without the necessity of manufacturing functionality, to assemble items that combine with existing features, such as sales, planning, reservations and warehousing.
An assembly item is defined as a sellable item that contains an assembly BOM. The Assembly orders are the internal orders, similar to the production orders, that are used to manage the assembly process and to connect the sales requirements with the involved warehouse activities.
Assembly orders differ from the other order types because they contain both output and consumption when posting. The assembly order header behaves similarly to a sales order line and the assembly order lines behave similarly to consumption journal lines.
When an Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Assembly Management assemble-to-order quantity is ready to be shipped, the warehouse worker in charge posts an inventory pick for the sales order lines in question.
This, in turn, creates an inventory movement for the components, posts the assembly output and the sales order shipment.
Business Central Assembly Management Steps
- Understanding Assemble to Order and Assemble to Stock
Learn about the difference between assembling items right before shipping sales orders and assembling items that are intended for storage.
- Set Up Basic Warehouses with Operations Areas
Fill in fields on location cards and in inventory setup to define how items flow to and from the assembly department.
- Quote an Assemble to Order Sale
Customize an assembly item to a customer’s request during the sales process, and convert to a sale when accepted.
- Assemble Items
Combine components to create an item in a simple process, to order or to stock.
- Sell Items Assembled to Order
Sell assembly items that are not currently available by creating a linked assembly order to supply the full or partial sales order quantity.
- Sell Inventory Items in Assemble-to-Order Flows
When some assemble-to-order items are already in inventory, deduct that quantity from the assembly order and reserve it from inventory.
- Sell Assemble-to-Order Items and Inventory Items Together
When you are selling assembly items from inventory and all items are not available, initiate an assembly order to automatically supply a part or all of the sales order quantity.
- Create Blanket Assembly Orders
Make customized assembly items for blanket sales orders before periodically making the actual sales orders according to the blanket order agreement.
- Undo Assembly Posting
Undo a posted assembly order, for example because the order was posted with mistakes that must be corrected.
- Work with Bills of Material
Learn about the difference between assembly BOMs and production BOMs and the involved processing differences.
- Design Details: Assembly Order Posting
Learn how assembly consumption and output are handled when you post assembly orders and how the derived item and resource costs are processed and distributed to the general ledger.
To support a just-in-time inventory strategy and the ability to customize products according to customer requests, assembly orders may be automatically created and linked as soon as the sales order line is created.
The link between the sales demand and the assembly supply allows sales order processors to customize the assembly item on the fly, promise delivery dates according to component availability and to post output and shipment of the assembled item directly from their sales order interface.
On one sales order line, you can sell a quantity that is available and must be picked from the stock together with a quantity that must be assembled to the order.
Certain rules exist to govern the distribution of such quantities to ensure that assemble-to-order quantities take priority over inventory quantities in partial shipping.For more information on D365 Business Central Assembly Management, please contact us.