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What’s new with NAV 2013 – Added features of Supply Planning

Planning Parameters: A planner can adjust planning parameters to limit rescheduling suggestions, accumulate demand (dynamic reorder quantity) and avoid insignificant planning actions. In order to optimize timing and quantity of a reorder, five new reorder period fields have been added to the planning parameters of the item card. These fields are listed below:

  • Time Bucket – A tool that specifies a time period for recurring planned fixed reorder quantities or maximum reorder policies.
  • Rescheduling Period – A tool that defines a period for rescheduling a supply date rather than cancelling and adding a new action order. Best for defining a company’s reorder cycle in lot-for-lot planning with the Lot Accumulation Period (See next bullet).
  • Lot Accumulation Period – A tool utilized for periodization of multiple demands accumulated into one supply order in lot-for-lot reordering. Best for defining a company’s time reorder cycle in lot-for-lot planning with the Rescheduling Period.
  • Dampener Period – A tool that specifies a period of time in which the planning system is limited to propose a reschedule of existing supply orders. If the proposed new date for reschedule is within the dampener period, the number of insignificant rescheduling of existing supply will be pushed to the first date outside of the dampener period. This tool is activated if the supply can be rescheduled to a later date outside of the dampener period as opposed to an earlier date before the dampener period.
  • Overflow Level – A tool used to specify a quantity allowed to exceed the reorder point before the system suggests a decrease in existing supply orders.

Two new fields have been added to the global setup within the Manufacturing window so that a specified reorder can be determined for item cards without a specific planning parameter. Those fields are listed below:

  • Default Dampener Quantity – A tool for specifying a dampener quantity to disable the system from insignificant change suggestions for an existing supply if the quantity is lower than the default dampener quantity.
  • Blank Overflow Level – A tool used to define the system parameters in the case that the Overflow Level on the item or SKU card is empty or nonexistent.

Calculate and Carry Out: Items on planning lines with warnings typically ignore planning parameters. The calculate plan allows requests of pages on the planning and requisition worksheets that you want various planning parameters to apply to even when the planning line has an exception warning. When multiple transfer orders are performed from the planning worksheet that have the same transfer-from and transfer-to codes, simply select the Combine Transfer Orders option to create a single transfer order.

Demand Overview: Information from the planning engine is now available in the following department areas:

  • Jobs
  • Service Management
  • Sales
  • Production

Calculations are specified for single items, not all items to ensure calculation optimization, accuracy and responsiveness. In the Demand Overview window you can see if an item you want in order to fulfill an order is in stock and available for order completion. If the item is not in stock and available, you will then be able to see all supply and demand that is correlated with that item.

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NAV 2013 – Financial Management

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NAV 2013 – Assembly Management

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NAV 2013 – Warehouse Management

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NAV 2013 – Inventory

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NAV 2013 – Jobs

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NAV 2013 – Resources

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