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  • 1.  Make to order and picking in WHS

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Oct 27, 2022 08:58 AM
    Hello,

    We don't know how to manage goods in the warehouse, when they are packaged for a specific sales order.  Do you also face this issue and how do you cope with sales order picking?

    We make to order: production orders are linked to a specific sales order line.  Packaging and labeling is done just after the production process.

    When production is finished, we store the goods until they are picked for shipping.  But the goods being "anonymous", they are not targeted by the picking work.

    Do you know of a way to tell the system "this has been produced towards a specific sales order.  When picking for this sales order, come and pick them and not just any item with the same item number".

    If you do, I'd be super grateful for you to explain the steps you follow in the production process (or is it on the sales order? Or both?).

    Many thanks!

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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 2.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 02, 2022 06:49 AM
    Edited by Alexandra Cadet Dec 02, 2022 07:03 AM
    Hi,

    I'm still searching for a solution - I'm sure there must be something out there to enable correct warehouse processes when making to order :)

    I need something to connect the sales order picking with the order which has been produced.  Some kind of batch or license plate, and a good way to implement it (involving limiting manual work from sales or production).

    Please share if you have any such experience or idea about that.

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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 3.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    D365UG/AXUG ALL STAR
    Posted Dec 02, 2022 11:25 AM
    Hi Alexandra, is it known at time of order entry? You can create a Production order directly from a sales order line which would hard allocate that order to the sales order. Additionally, if using Flexible reservation hierarchy, you could reserve a specific batch or license plate to a sales order line to force fulfillment from that pallet.

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    Andrew Lencsak
    Director of Delivery
    ArganoArbela (Arbela Technologies)
    Nashua NH
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  • 4.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 05, 2022 06:55 AM
    Hi
    Creating a Using unique released product variant with e.g. Configuration dimension, on the sales order line will create a demand for exactly that specific released productt variant.

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    Lars Bonfils
    Alfa Laval Lund AB
    LUND
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  • 5.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 06, 2022 03:33 AM
    Hello Lars,
    Thanks for your suggestions, it's a good idea, but maybe overkill in my case.
    That would require sales to go and create product variants, which doesn't sound right.  And it's not actual variants we need to manage here, rather something like a "reserved stock".
    Many thanks for this idea, I'll keep it in a corner of my head.

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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 6.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 06, 2022 03:52 AM
    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for your support!

    This is known at the time of order entry indeed.
    I might be wrong, cause I don't get all the subtlety around marking and reservation, but creating a production order from a sales order would have the same result as firming a planned production order with marking?  I already have a sales order referenced on the production order with my current way of working, if that is what you mean.  Is it?



    "you could reserve a specific batch or license plate to a sales order line to force fulfillment from that pallet" --> this is exactly what I'm after!  I didn't know about flexible reservation hierarchy.  I've found some MS documentation and it looks very interesting.
    If you can give some extra details on how to use it that would be awesome.
    Anyways thanks a lot for pointing me in that direction.


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    Alexandra Cadet
    Camfil
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  • 7.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Dec 09, 2022 09:44 AM
    Edited by Mark Yankovich Dec 12, 2022 09:33 AM
    Alexandra,

    What you glean from Andrew is correct.  Creating a production order from a sales order line marks the production order to that sales order.  To accomplish this, select the sales order line, click the 'Product and Supply' (which is above the orders lines), select 'New' then 'Production Order'.  The form to create a Production Order is returned.

    Hope this helps!

    (We are on AX 2012.  Your screens may be subtly different if not on AX 2012.)

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    Mark Yankovich
    Allegheny Bradford Corporation
    PA
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  • 8.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    D365UG/AXUG ALL STAR
    Posted Dec 22, 2022 04:52 PM
    Hi Alexandra, 
    Flexible reservation hierarchy allows a user to override how the standard reservations work with Warehouse management. Without using this setting, you have Batch numbers either above or below the location in a reservation hierarchy. When it's below, the system does not reserve a specific batch during reservation, but directs the user where to pick based on Location Directive settings. If the location has multiple batches, the user could scan any of them which is acceptable. IF a sales person or user manually reserved a batch number against a sales order line, you'd get a message telling you that you can no longer use WMS picking work for that order line because you overrode the setup of the item and you must instead use a traditional picking list to fulfill it. If the batch is setup above the location in the Reservation hierarchy, the system reserves a specific batch number and directs the user to pick that batch. 
    Flexible reservation hierarchies let you cater for scenarios where you only need to SOMETIMES reserve specific batches or license plates, rather than always reserving. In these cases, you can manually or automatically reserve a specific batch to the sales order line and  still generate work in WMS to pick and fulfill against. Hope that is helpful, please let me know if you have further questions or need additional details.

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    Andrew Lencsak
    Director of Delivery
    ArganoArbela (Arbela Technologies)
    Nashua NH
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  • 9.  RE: Make to order and picking in WHS

    D365UG/AXUG ALL STAR
    Posted Dec 22, 2022 04:52 PM
    Hi Alexandra, I'll try to summarize. I was going to include the same link it seems you have already found regarding the flexible reservation hierarchy. The main piece is that you can reserve a specific batch or license plate and present that to the user during the WMS picking process. Prior to that feature, if your Reservation hierarchy was set to have batch or license plate below the location and then you manually reserved a batch number, you could not execute WMS Picking work, you had to process the line using non Warehouse management picking lists and packing slips. 
    Here's a couple videos that walk through the setup and process a bit in lieu of creating my own, I hope they are helpful:
    Advanced Warehouse License Plate Reservation Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations 2020 Wave 2 Release - YouTube
    Dynamics 365 Flexible Warehouse - Level Dimension Reservation (Part 01) - YouTube


    Thanks
    Drew

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    Andrew Lencsak
    Director of Delivery
    ArganoArbela (Arbela Technologies)
    Nashua NH
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