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Business Central: Production, Pt.8, Capacity Planning in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Business Central: Production, Pt.8, Capacity Planning In Microsoft Dynamics 365

We are going to keep going on production, in specifics, capacity planning. We’ve created a work center, machine center underneath the work center. And now I’m going to dive a little bit into the details for that. If I go into the work center that we created, the grinding coffee area if I go into that. I did change one thing here If I go into scheduling capacity. Capacity is 2, I change this to do manually, it doesn't do it automatically, because that is what makes sense to me. If I put 2 here, what I mean is that I have 2 machine centers underneath, each one of them has a capacity of one. So, the aggregate is 2. If I go in for example loads, this is showing me the capacity in minutes, so I have 1080 minutes a day available to me. And the allocated quantity is 100 so there is 1 production order for 100.

Now if I go into a machine center right here. Like grinder 1, I have assigned one of the production orders there and so if I look at the load for grinder 1, I can find this 100 there. So that is the same 100 as in the work center. So, the work center is reflecting the aggregate and the machine center is reflecting the individual so it's like a lever down.

I’m going to run a production order that is big, just create a new one. Go into released production order, just see there’s an action. I create a new one here for ground coffee, pick that item right here, and we are well its 500 pounds, and due date let’s put it on 5/1. We are 18. We just go ahead and refresh this, we schedule back and I’m going to calculate the routing. Let’s take this down to 20,000, what I’m trying to do is finish the capacity or get a lot of capacity used. Here It calculated it. To be done by the 1st of May, we need to start at the end of March. If I go now into my work center and look at the load of that. I can see that I’ve allocated 540, well here 640 because there is 2. But it takes up just one of the capacities. Now if I had another production order at the same time it could double up, and we could look at that in another video.

I have availably because I have another grinder, but one of my grinders is going to be completely take up. I will allocate this down to that grinder. I must do that manually because the idea is that on the floor someone is pushing that out. If I go into the task list here, I can see this enormous production order set up for the work center. What I’m going to do right now is go and move that to grinder 2. Now it’s gone, if I go into Machine center, look at grinder 2, so here into tasks list, the task is here for that production order and if I look at the load, we can see that this one has been completely mapped out until the 1st. So, you see now it's a viability. This one is mapped out, there is no more availability here.

If I go into the other one and look at the load, the load is here, we only have 100 allocated, the rest is free, so this is how we can manage loads in business central. This is capacity planning, obviously, we could take this to even a higher level. This is the basic level of capacity planning. I hope you got something out of this, this is cool a cool area of NAV and it’s not always used I think for production often goes into t doing material requirement planning and not that much capacity planning. It takes another level. I hope you can use it.



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