Manufacturing Functionality in Dynamics 365 Business Central


Dynamics 365 Business Central integrates & streamlines every aspect of your manufacturing process including planning, scheduling, inventory & distribution.

Over the past few years, the manufacturing industry has experienced increased pressure from a range of sources; market growth remains sluggish and the emergence of low cost, offshore manufacturers is eroding margins - all the while customers are demanding lower prices, higher quality, faster lead times and constant innovation.  As if that wasn't enough, legislative and environmental compliance require greater focus and effort ultimately driving up the cost of running a manufacturing business. 

With Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central you can integrate, streamline and manage every aspect of your business management and manufacturing process including planning, scheduling, inventory, distribution and financial management, ensuring companies can respond quickly to new and changing demands and being able to give customers what they want and when they want it. 

The Dynamics 365 Business Central Manufacturing suite includes:

  • Agile Manufacturing
  • Capacity Planning
  • Demand Forecasting
  • Finite Loading
  • Machine Centre Management
  • Production Bill of Materials
  • Production Order Management
  • Production Scheduling
  • Supply Planning
  • Version Management

Manufacturing companies utilise the core sales, stock and purchasing features to buy and sell finished items but the manufacturing module provides the additional control to consume raw materials, manage differing machine or human activities before outputting finished items. The bill of materials and routing mechanisms support an MRP process and production orders (forecasted, planned and firm) are created to consume components.  Back or forward flushing is available as well as discrete issuing of materials. Features such as scrap management and sub contractor manufacture are also integrated parts of the manufacturing module. In case you need to create finished items from components but find that the manufacturing modules are too complex, Dynamics 365 Business Central provides a neat kitting module.  This allows for the simple creation of an assembly order, which removes the components from stock and creates finished items in one easy process!