Configure and use discrete manufacturing in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Intermediate
Functional Consultant
Business User
Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Management

If a company only produces simple products, production can be scheduled manually with the correct bill of materials (BOM) parts arriving on the production floor, at the correct time, and at the proper resource. As a functional consultant for manufacturing, you need to know how to configure Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management for discrete manufacturing, so your customer can perform and control the production lifecycle.

Prerequisites

  • General understanding of manufacturing processes.
  • The ability to use Supply Chain Management for basic processing.
  • Understand how to work with inventory management.
  • Understand how to work with 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.

If a company only produces several simple products, production can be scheduled manually with the correct bill of materials (BOM) parts arriving on the production floor, at the correct time, and at the proper resource. This module explains what discrete manufacturing is and how it works in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.

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.

If you wonder how a product is created, what components it is composed of, or what operations it has undergone before being sent to a retail store, this module is for you. As a functional consultant for manufacturing, you need to know how to configure Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management for discrete manufacturing, so your customer can perform and control the production lifecycle.

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.

Manufacturing companies need to calculate the costs related to finished goods that are being produced such as labor, materials, surcharges and overheads. You can configure Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations to calculate costs of bill of materials of the finished goods in production, and also create costing sheets that are broken out by particular cost categories, incorporate routing costs, and even add surcharges and other indirect costs. Companies can then analyze, summarize, and evaluate cost data, so that companies can make the best possible decisions for price updates, budgets, cost control, and so on.

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.

The role of the scheduling system in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management is to plan the production process so that each operation in the production route is assigned a starting and ending date and time, and that the materials needed for production are available when the operation starts.

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.

The Manufacturing execution module is intended primarily for manufacturing companies. It can be used to register time and item consumption on production jobs or projects. Before you start to use manufacturing execution for job registrations, you must set up various production parameters that define how and when registrations are posted during the production process. The settings of production parameters affect inventory management, production management, and cost calculation.

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 configuration is a constraint-based product configuration tool that uses the Microsoft Solver Foundation (MSF) product technology that is designed for modeling and constraint solving. You can use product configuration to create and maintain product configuration models and to reuse components and attribute types in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.