This article explains about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Warehouse Management. Once the goods are acquired and before the goods are shipped, a series of internal warehouse activities are performed to ensure an effective flow through the warehouse and to organize and maintain company inventories.
The warehouse activities include placing items away, moving the items inside or between warehouses and picking items for assembly, production or shipment.
Assembling the items for sale or inventory may also be regarded as warehouse activities, but these are covered elsewhere. These distinct handling tasks in big warehouses can be segregated by the departments and the integration managed by a directed workflow.
In simpler installations, the flow is less formalized and the warehouse activities are performed with so-called inventory put-aways and inventory picks. You must set the system up for the relevant complexity of the warehouse processing before you can carry out the warehouse activities.
The inventory related tasks of counting, adjusting and reclassifying items may involve warehouse tasks that must be performed on warehouse entries before they can be synchronized with the related item ledger entries.
D365 Business Central Warehouse Management Steps
- Record the receipt of the items at the warehouse locations, with a purchase order only, in simple location setups, or with a warehouse receipt, in case of semi or fully automated warehouse processing at the location.
- Bypass the put away and the pick processes to dispatch an item straight from receiving or production to shipping.
- Put away items acquired from purchases, sales returns, transfers or production output according to the configured warehouse process.
- Move items between bins in the warehouse.
- Select items to be shipped, transferred or consumed in assembly or production, according to the configured warehouse process.
- Record the shipment of items from the warehouse locations with a sales order only, in simple location setups, or with a warehouse shipment, in case of semi or fully automated warehouse processes at the location.
A company distribution strategy is seen in the configuration of its warehouse processes. This contains explaining how the distinct items are managed in different warehouse locations, such as the extend of workflow required between the warehouse activities and the degree of bin control.