Enhanced Planning Pack for Dynamics 365 BC

Supercharge Business Central with a set of apps to optimize your processes

ERP Systems: Dynamics 365 BC
Product Verticals: All Industries, Distribution, Manufacturing
Business Processes: Data Management, Distribution, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Sales Order Processing, Sales/Product Configurator
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Supercharge Business Central with a set of apps to optimize your processes and give you more visibility into forecasts and operations.

Discover the future of strategic planning with the Enhanced Planning Pack. This state-of-the-art app unifies forecasting, inventory management, and production planning into a single, user-friendly platform. Leveraging advanced algorithms and Microsoft's Cortana Machine Learning model, it offers precise forecasting and actionable insights. With features designed to optimize inventory management, enhance vendor relationships, and streamline production processes, the Enhanced Planning Pack revolutionizes how you manage your business operations.

Benefits

  • Informed Decision-Making: The Extended Forecasting and Visualization of History features provide detailed insights, enabling better forecasting and decision-making based on historical sales data.
  • Efficient Inventory Management: The Calculated Values for Inventory Management and Update Item Planning features streamline inventory management processes by automating key calculations and updates.
  • Enhanced Vendor Relations: The Vendor Planning Summary feature allows for efficient management of vendor relationships by tracking planned spending and ensuring minimum prepaid amounts are met.
  • Cross-Location Visibility: The Visibility Across Locations feature offers transparency across multiple companies and locations, facilitating strategic planning and resource allocation.
  • Optimized Production Planning: The Bill of Materials (BOM) Analysis and Production Feasibility features enable optimal production planning by assessing component availability and analyzing BOM structure.
  • Improved Routing Efficiency: The Comparison of Actual and Expected Times and Outlier Identification features contribute to improved production routing efficiency by identifying and addressing discrepancies.
  • Precision in Data Analysis: The Filtering Options and Data Generation features allow for precision in data analysis, enabling users to make more accurate forecasts and planning.
  • Proactive Issue Identification and Management: The Production Order Analysis feature enables proactive issue identification and management by examining all production orders using a particular routing.

Features

Enhanced Planning Worksheet

  • Extended Forecasting: Provides detailed and actionable forecasts for specific items, categories, or locations based on historical sales data.
  • Integration with Cortana Machine Learning Model: Processes sales history data using Microsoft's Cortana machine learning model for accurate and efficient forecasting.
  • Demand Forecast Update: Allows for updating the demand forecast, which is then utilized by the Material Requirements Planning (MRP).
  • Calculated Values for Inventory Management: Computes key inventory management values such as safety stock, reorder point, maximum inventory, and reorder quantity based on user formulas.
  • Update Item Planning: Facilitates updating item planning values on the item card for better inventory planning at the item level.

Item Planning Review

  • Supply and Demand Summary: A summary of supply and demand, aiding in a quick understanding of the plan's net result.
  • Visibility Across Locations: Provides visibility across multiple locations and companies for optimal decision-making regarding inventory management.
  • Vendor Planning Summary: Displays planned spending with individual vendors, ensuring minimum prepaid amounts are met.
  • Visualization of History: Gives a visual representation of sales and purchase history to aid decision-making.
  • Detailed History Tab: Provides a tabular view of sales and purchase history for in-depth analysis.

Enhanced Forecasting Worksheet

  • Item Planning Review: Manages planning parameters even without conducting a complete forecast.
  • Time Period Selection: Allows for selecting a specific period for review.
  • Filtering Options: Enables setting up filters to refine data based on specific requirements.
  • Data Generation: Generates specific usage data for the selected period.
  • Data Display: Shows average usage data with filtering options.

Multi-Level BOM Viewer

  • Bill of Materials (BOM) Analysis: Offers a hierarchical view of the materials required in a manufacturing process.
  • Supply-Demand Information: Displays supply and demand information for each BOM component.
  • Production Feasibility: Assesses the feasibility of production by identifying potential component shortages.
  • Costing: Calculates the costs of BOMs and enables exporting this information for further analysis.
  • Editing Capabilities: Allows easy edits to the BOM structure and item status.

Routing Analysis

  • Comparison of Actual and Expected Times: Compares actual times recorded on the shop floor with expected runtimes and setup times.
  • Integration with Shop Floor Insight: Records actual times using tools like Shop Floor Insight for comprehensive analysis.
  • Analysis of Routings: Analyzes routing and BOMs instead of individual items for a more efficient review.
  • Production Order Analysis: Examines all production orders that have used a particular routing.
  • Outlier Identification: Identifies significant deviations between actual and expected times to ensure optimal costing and scheduling.

Typical Users

  • Production Managers
  • Inventory Controllers
  • Supply Chain Analysts
  • Sales Forecasters
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Managers
 

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