Configure and use lean manufacturing in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Intermediate
Functional Consultant
Business User
Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Management

Lean manufacturing is a journey of continuous improvement. The goal is to produce exactly what the customer wants, when the customer wants it, and to do it economically. You can use lean manufacturing in a unified (mixed-mode) manufacturing environment that combines various supply, production, and sourcing strategies. These strategies include production orders, batch orders for process industries, purchase orders, and transfer orders. The lean manufacturing architecture in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management consists of production flows, activities, and Kanban rules.

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.

In striving for perfection, lean manufacturing is a journey of continuous improvement. The goal is to produce exactly what the customer wants, when the customer wants it, and in an economical manner. For lean manufacturing, perfection is an aspiration. You can use lean manufacturing in a unified (mixed-mode) manufacturing environment that combines various supply, production, and sourcing strategies. These strategies include production orders, batch orders for process industries, purchase orders, and transfer orders. The lean manufacturing architecture in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management consists of production flows, activities, and Kanban rules.

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 lean manufacturing architecture in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management consists of production flows, activities, and kanban rules. You can use lean manufacturing in a unified manufacturing environment that combines various supply, production, and sourcing strategies.

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 Kanban schedule board lets the production planner control and optimize the production plan for kanban jobs. It makes the flow of kanban jobs transparent and gives the production planner a tool that optimizes and adjusts the production plan for the lean manufacturing work cell. Kanban rules in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management are tied to production flows as the foundation that defines the activities of a kanban. Kanban rules can be set up to support a variety of make-to-stock and make-to-order scenarios. This module explains how to work with Kanban schedule boards and describes kanban types, kanban replenishment strategies, and fixed quantity kanban rules.

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.

You use event kanban rules to trigger and create related issues of raw materials when you create sales lines, estimate production orders, create kanbans from event kanban rules, or run the pegging event processing where inventory has hit a minimum quantity. This module explains how to create and process event kanbans 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.

Scheduled kanbans are used for items that are not typically suited for fixed quantity kanban rules. These products are not used frequently, and you would base the production of these items on a schedule. The schedule will be analyzed and updated weekly based on customer forecasts.

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 subcontracting functionality in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations offers visibility of the components provided to the subcontractor, and also, if necessary, capacity visibility at the subcontractor. Additionally, working with the Kanban planning and process boards allows companies to make quick, informed decisions to effectively manage demand variations specially analyzing the production flow costing in Lean manufacturing.