Plan and prepare for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management in 2022 release wave 1

Important

The 2022 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2022 to September 2022. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.

Overview

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides the end-to-end capabilities that manufacturers, distributors, and retailers require to meet their supply chain needs. Functionality ranges from product information management, planning, inventory, sales, and procurement to complex manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation management.

Increasing resiliency continues to be a priority for organizations as they emerge from the current crisis and reset strategies to anticipate and minimize disruptions. The investments in this release will help organizations balance cost and investments in creating a resilient and agile supply chain to ensure business continuity.

New features and improvements introduced during 2022 release wave 1 will help businesses to:

  • Enhance operational resilience. The enhanced warehouse workload for cloud and edge scale units adds support for more warehouse processes, including those for packing stations, manufacturing operations, and material handling systems, thereby helping businesses scale mission-critical operations.
  • Implement agile production planning. A significantly expanded manufacturing industry footprint enables businesses to use Planning Optimization for production planning and take advantage of the shortened planning cycles to increase manufacturing agility.
  • Optimize inventory and service levels. Native Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) support in Planning Optimization helps businesses reduce inventory levels while improving customer service.
  • Increase fulfillment capability. New inventory allocation and available-to-promise (ATP) capabilities in the Inventory Visibility add-in helps businesses increase order fulfillment rates by preallocating available inventory for key channels and accounts, and by providing visibility into future stock levels.
  • Simplify multinational operations. Global Inventory Accounting helps businesses comply with local and global accounting standards. It provides the ability to account inventory in multiple representations by applying the appropriate valuation method and accounting currency per instance.

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Download the release overview guide and share with your team as you plan to onboard the new capabilities included in this release wave.

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Investment areas

Investment areas

Inventory and logistics
In this release of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, we have added several new inventory and logistics features that can help organizations gain visibility, resiliency, and efficiency in their supply chain.

  • New Global Inventory Accounting capabilities in this release wave include support for the accounting conservatism principle, recalculation of inventory after source documents are changed, and new reporting with Power BI. Businesses can also get started quickly by using the new step-by-step setup wizard.
  • The Unified pricing service now enables businesses to apply pricing and discount rule conditions and set scalable price attributes. Business can benefit from complex pricing rules and integrate with third-party systems to retrieve calculated prices.
  • The Inventory Visibility service empowers businesses with near real-time visibility into their inventories. This release now enables businesses to validate fulfillment dates with an ATP check, allocate stock in advance for the most profitable sales channels, and ensure accurate calculations of warehouse-enabled items.
  • Warehouse execution workloads now provide expanded out-of-the-box capabilities for running scale units as part of a distributed hybrid topology. In this release wave, warehouse execution workloads now provide expanded support for inbound transfer orders, sorting for packing stations and inventory, integration with warehouse material handling automation, and additional warehouse features for manufacturing processes.

Manufacturing
Businesses seeking to digitally transform and empower their production floor workforce, and increase the resilience of their operations, require manufacturing execution processes that operate without interruption and that integrate data from both automated and manual processes. The capabilities added in this release wave are focused on completing the modernization of core manufacturing execution operations for improved usability and resilience.

  • Add process manufacturing support across the production floor execution user experience.
  • Enhance integration between manufacturing and warehouse process running on scale units to enable autonomous end-to-end execution of production processes, from raw materials picking through finished goods put-away.
  • Support continuous manufacturing and warehouse operations even when external connectivity is lost.

Planning
Planning Optimization is a game changer that enables businesses to increase their agility and enables them to respond to volatile business environments. Near real-time tactical planning, with runtimes in minutes instead of hours, lets businesses update their tactical plans several times a day. This reduces replenishment time, reduces inventory levels, and increases resilience in response to disruptive changes in supply and demand.

For manufacturing customers, this release wave delivers a significantly expanded industry footprint for Planning Optimization, which provides the following benefits:

  • Order takers have order-promising information right at their fingertips, even for complex, custom, make-to-order products. End-to-end, finite-capacity planning respects internal factory constraints and helps to manage external subcontractors.
  • Manufacturers and retailers having products with limited shelf life can optimize their supply planning.

Customers looking to implement demand-driven planning practices to reduce inventory levels and improve customer service will also benefit from the addition of full Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) support, as defined by the Demand Driven Institute. This builds on the priority-based planning capabilities introduced in the previous release wave.

To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management below:

For application administrators

User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.

Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.

Get the most out of Supply Chain Management

Get the most out of Supply Chain Management

Helpful links Description
Release plan View all capabilities included in the release.
Product updates Stay up to date on latest product updates.
Release calendar Know important release milestones.
Licensing Improve your understanding of how to license Supply Chain Management.
Product documentation Find documentation for Supply Chain Management.
User community Engage with Supply Chain Management experts and peers in the community.
Upcoming events Find and register for in-person and online events.
Product trials Get started with Supply Chain Management.