Enhance Visual Production Planning in NAV

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Enhance Visual Production Planning in NAV by customizing tooltip and label information

In the Visual Production Scheduler, our Gantt add-in for visual production scheduling, tasks, resources, and capacities are displayed along a timeline, thus providing an optimum overview for planners. A visual plan always faces the dilemma of having to show all the information needed for the planner to quickly recognize planning conflicts and intervene while on the other hand avoiding to show too much information to not jeopardize the clarity. This is where the tooltip and bar label come in: Important data is only shown when needed and presented in an understandable way.

Grasping the importance of a meaningful tooltip and bar label, we implemented an enhancement in the last VPS release: The standard NAV information can now be supplemented for each of the VPS objects (PO line, PO routing line, work center, machine center) by equipping up to five internal custom fields with data to use them in tooltip and bar label.

To do this, follow the instructions given in this blog post.

How to proceed

To use five additional fields, only some C/AL code adjustments are needed.

Step #1

Open the C/AL code of the XMLport 5416000 NETRONIC VPS Export and adjust the assignments for the variables as described below. The necessary code lines are already present, but have to be activated:

  • POLCustomField 01…05
  • PORLCustomField 01…05
  • WCCustomField 01…05
  • MCCustomField 01…05

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Step #2

In the code units 5416015 NETRONIC VPS Tooltip Mgt. and 5416016 NETRONIC VPS Label Mgt. you find the procedures Add*CustomFields for the variables having been defined before. In the procedures, you’ll find some demo code you can activate and adjust to your requirements.

Step #3

Save and compile all your modifications.

Result

The newly defined fields are now available in the “Configuration tooltip and label” menu in the VPS.

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Resource Credit | NETRONIC

Production planning with Dynamics Nav: Link production orders

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It’s been a while since I provided you with some news and information about our add-ins. At the moment, we are quite busy with developing our Visual Scheduling Suite 2.0 – based on JavaScript and fully applicable for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (and NAV), for cloud and on-premise.

But, of course, we don’t neglect our “good old” proven Dynamics NAV add-ins for visual scheduling and a question that was brought to me recently was how to work with linked production orders in the Visual Production Scheduler. This question can be answered easily and quickly – and as I’m sure many of you would like to know how this is done, I’m going to share the solution with you today.

The well-known link options – a quick reminder

Let’s have a quick look at the well-known options first.

Case #1

Links can be shown between operations of one production order line – coming from the respective routing. They can be sequential (as shown below) or parallel.

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Case #2

Visualizations of links of the different production order lines within one production order when the item is defined as “make to order“.

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New option – linking production orders

Since the last release of the VPS, even links between production orders can be shown. This requires two steps.

Step #1 Enable the according option in the “Setup” dialog

Step #2 Reserve the needed amounts in the according (firm planned) production order

Let’s imagine you have three production orders (and in the according BOMs you have defined the needed components):

  • one for a bicycle (101008), needing the front wheel
  • one for a front wheel (101010), needing the hub
  • one for a hub (101011)

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For creating links between the three production orders, you now have to make the according reservations. Let’s start with reserving the needed amount of front hubs against your front wheel production order (101010):

  • Click “Available to Reserve” in the “Edit Reservation” dialog (to open it, click “Functions > Reserve” in the “Lines” area of the production order card)

  • The dialog popping up now shows how much items you can reserve against which production order:

  • For reserving, click “ACTIONS’, “Reserve”. After having done so, you will see that 20 of your produced hubs are now reserved against production order 101010 (front wheel).

  • Repeat these steps for the front wheels.

Result

After having completed all reservations, the VPS shows the dependencies of all three production orders by dashed lines:

For having modifications of one production order impact also the linked production orders, activate “Schedule across Production Order Lines” in the “Setup” dialog:

If in our example, you now postpone the hub production order, all dependent production orders will also be postponed accordingly.

Find out more about NETRONIC’s Visual Production Scheduler capabilities. Contact allonline365 on  +27 (21) 205 3650 or  info@allonline365.com.

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Resource Credit | NETRONIC

License Migration Transition upgrade from Dynamics GP to Dynamics Business Central

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License Migration Transition (LMT) upgrade from Dynamics GP to Dynamics Business Central on-premises is now live

As of July 1, 2019, Dynamics GP customers with an Enhancement plan can transition to Dynamics Business Central on-premises via an LMT upgrade.

Since its launch in April 2018, Dynamics 365 Business Central has been increasingly adopted by organizations looking to digitally transform their workspaces. In October 2018, we made Business Central available for on-premises deployments. Dynamics 365 Business Central is available worldwide and localized in a number of countries.

License Migration Transition Upgrade (LMT)

Starting July 1, 2019, Dynamics GP customers with an active Enhancement plan will be able to transition to Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises via an LMT upgrade. With the LMT Upgrade, Dynamics NAV and Dynamics GP MBL, BRL and Perpetual customers are mapped to Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises to ensure that customers receive at least their current functionality plus the number of users they have already licensed. The LMT Upgrade path is available to customers as of the General Availability (GA) of Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises.  However, customers need to meet the eligibility criteria for the LMT Upgrade path.

Eligibility & Migration

The LMT Upgrade path is available to all Dynamics NAV, GP, and Perpetual customers with an Enhancement Plan. The LMT Upgrade will apply to these customers regardless of when they choose to upgrade. A set of LMT Upgrade rules map which Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises functionality packs and the quantity and type of users customers will receive in exchange for their configuration prior to the LMT Upgrade.

Once the new version goes into a production environment (e.g. process business operations or create new transactions), customers may only access the transitioned (old) version to reference past transactions for tax, audit, and/or reporting purposes. However, as soon as the license key for the new product version is issued, customers will not be able to add users and/or modules directly to the transitioned versions(s).

If you would like to find out more about how to upgrade feel free to contact one of our consultants at allonline365 on  info@allonline365.com or  +27 (21) 205 3650.

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Resource Credit | Microsoft 365 

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