Background – Process flow planning in BC/NAV

If you want the Dynamics 365 Business Central / Dynamics NAV to do a true and accurate production planning job for you, there are a number of different parameters you can use.

First you must decide if you want to plan production orders with forwards or backwards planning direction based on a wanted start date or a wanted end date.

In Dynamics 365 Business Central / Dynamics NAV a production order’s start and end dates are calculated based on routing and resource data and definitions as described below.

1. Here are some routing line data to think of:

  • Setup time
  • Operator or machine time
  • Waiting time
  • Transportation time

Routing time elements illustrated:

2. Resource data are machine center, work center, work center group definitions.

Here are some resource data to think of:

  • Queuing time
  • Number of capacities
  • Efficiency %

Resource time elements illustrated:

3. NAV operates with additional lead-time reducing planning elements.

Here are some resource data to think of:

  • Send ahead (a routing line element)
  • Parallel process execution (a routing line element)
  • Concurrent capacity (a routing line element)

Additional lead-time reduction time elements illustrated:


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