Configure and manage products and inventory in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Intermediate
Functional Consultant
Business User
Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Management

Product information is the pillar of supply chain and retail applications across all industries. In the various modules of a business solution, product-specific information and configuration are required to manage the business processes that are related to products, product families, bill of materials, and product categories. Inventory reports will show how much inventory you have in variety of different ways, and will explain how to be more effective in your inventory investments.

Prerequisites

  • General understanding of supply chain processes.
  • The ability to use Supply Chain Management for basic processing.
  • Knowledge of inventory management.
  • Knowledge of warehouse management.

Modules in this learning path

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

To perform the process of ordering, storing, and using a company's inventory of raw materials, components, and finished products, you need to configure the inventory management functionality in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations. The inventory journals in Finance and Operations are used to post physical inventory transactions of various types, such as the posting of issues and receipts, inventory movements, the creation of bills of material (BOMs), and the reconciliation of physical inventory.

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

One of the factors for a successful business is having visibility into how much inventory exists at any given time. Inventory reports in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management will show how much inventory you have in variety of different ways, and will explain how to be more effective in your inventory investments.

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

Product information is the pillar of supply chain and retail applications across all industries. In the various modules of a business solution, product-specific information and configuration are required to manage the business processes that are related to specific products, product families, or product categories.

Important

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is now being licensed as Dynamics 365 Finance and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management. For more information about these licensing changes, see Dynamics 365 Licensing Update.

A bill of materials (BOM) defines the components that are required to produce a product. The components can be raw materials, semi-finished products, or ingredients. In some cases, services can be referenced in a BOM. However, BOMs typically describe the material resources that are required. When combined with a route or production flow that describes the operations and resources that are required to build a product, the BOM forms the foundation for calculating the estimated cost of the product.