NAV 2018 Warehouse Management
Microsoft’s continued commitment and development of ERP have resulted in the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 Warehouse Management.
Dynamics NAV 2018 Warehouse is the robust business solution from Microsoft that continues to be enhanced which is quick to implement, easy to use and has the power to help your business ambitions.
NAV customers can access their solution through Role-Based interfaces on their desktop, in the browser, with the native mobile app on a tablet or mobile device.
With the technology such as the ADCS and the Warehousing Management in the Dynamics Navision, you can effectively manage the movement of inventory and more efficiently control your supply chain.
Automated Data Capture System (ADCS):
The Automated Data Capture System (ADCS) solution provides a way for Microsoft Dynamics NAV to communicate with handheld devices through web services.
With ADSC, the use of hand-held devices, you can capture the information automatically and keep the information accurate, even in a hectic environment.
ADCS helps some of the workflows in the NAV 2018 Warehouse Management Systems that enables the warehouse automation.
Unique to the Dynamics Navision are Web Services functionality which is the technology that another service, with proper authentication, can easily connect to NAV 2018 Warehouse. These integrations can be wide away of web pages and codeunits including handheld device connections that expand the functionality of the ERP system.
Warehouse Management Systems (WMS):
With the Dynamics NAV 2018, Warehouse Management Systems functionality of your company can manage the items on a bin level. Receive and put away the items in a bin; pick items from the bin according to a put-away template, and pick the items based on the zone and bin ranking.
Move items between bins using the report for optimizing the space usage and the picking method, or move items manually. Warehouse instruction documents are created for the pick and put-away method, which can be carried out for the sales, purchases, transfers, returns, and for the production orders. Service orders are not included.
In Dynamics NAV 2018 Warehouse Management System and Automated Data Capture Systems (ADSC) are part just one part of the Extended Pack Functionality that focuses on robust supply chain management and inventory control. Also, added in this Warehouse Management and the Supply Chain modules add some of the following rich functionality:
- Bin Set Up:
- Internal Picks and Put-A-Ways
- Warehouse Receipt
- Warehouse Shipment
- Cycle Counting
- Put Away, plus additional functionality
Even with NAV 2018 Warehouse Management features, sometimes the Wholesale Distributors and companies that handle the large quantities of the inventory and have the difficult supply chains, required even more functionality.
That is where Warehouse Management Systems, or the WMS, find their niche. With WMS system, such as HighJump Warehouse Edge (formerly AccellosOne WMS), which integrate seamlessly to ERP solutions such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV, along with many others, can help an organization achieve an end-to-end streamlined supply chain solution.
WMS systems for NAV can offer advanced warehouse functions such as:
- Lots/Serial/Expiration Management
- Multi-Zone Picking
- License Plates
- Shipping Solutions
- Container Receiving, plus additional functionality
Depending on your business industry and customer requirements, you might find that simply using a basic approach to your warehouse management (simple sales/purchase documents) does not adequately handle stock movements and availability. It’s worth considering the slightly more sophisticated approach that will deliver some significant business advantages.
Warehouse management in the Dynamics Navision covers the various functions from start to finish. Most of these functions work independently of each other to provide a scalable solution. The below diagram shows a warehouse process in NAV.
Picks and put-aways provide the user with the same simple interface no matter what source document it was created from (sales and purchase, returns, internal transfer orders, or production).
It allows the system to work out what stock should be moved based on the first-expired-first-out rules, stock availability, bin priorities and more.
The Picks and put-aways can be created when actioning the warehouse activity. Alternatively, it can be made as the batch job for any available documents based on the filters that have been set. This allows the user to, for example, create picks for each order that should be shipped up until the midday tomorrow.
Shipments and the receipts enable the ability to combine the multiple orders into one document. For any warehouse that processes the large volume of orders, this is good to handle the multiple orders in one activity, which reduces the unnecessary input. Using the warehouse shipments/receipts, one large order can be split into multiple warehouse pick/put-aways to provide other levels of granularity or division of responsibility.
Fast moving items can be cross-docked to expedite the inbound/outbound method. Items received can be contributed directly to the shipments/production orders. This limits the physical handling of an item by eliminating the need to ever put them into the storage.
From the simple ad-hoc movements to planned bin categories and the replenishment, internal stock movements differ depending on the difficulty of the warehouse location. Multiple locations can be set up differently so not every warehouse in business requires the same level of sophistication.
Mobile Warehouse Management
Dynamics Navision helps the Mobile WMS, which is a handheld scanning solution that integrates with the above standard processes out of the box. It eliminates the need for the paper trail and allows the users to register the warehouse activity in real time on the floor.