WMS- Replenishment: Min Max Strategy

1 Replenishment Introduction

Replenishing items in picking locations from bulk locations is a common process in many industries. In this chapter, we will focus on the “minimum- maximum replenishment functionality” provided by Microsoft Dynamics 365. Generally, three different replenishment strategies are available:

  • Wave demand replenishment: This strategy creates replenishment work for outbound orders or loads if inventory isn’t available when the wave creates work. For example, replenishment work can be created if the quantity that is required for a sales order isn’t available when a wave is processed.
  • Min/Max replenishment: This strategy uses minimum and maximum stocking limits to determine when locations should be replenished. The item and location criteria define the inventory that is evaluated for replenishment. Min/Max replenishment templates are the primary mechanism for maintaining optimal levels in picking locations. To ensure that enough pick face inventory is available to meet wave demand, you can use demand replenishment as a supplement between Min/Max replenishment cycles.
  • Load demand replenishment: This strategy sums the demand for several loads and creates the replenishment work that is required in order to stock the relevant picking locations. This strategy helps to ensure that the loads that are created can be picked in the warehouse after they are released.

All three strategies create replenishment work, based on a replenishment template.

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TMS- Routing

1 Parametrization for Route Scheduling

1.1 Transportation Management –> Setup –> Routing –> Hub types

Hub types are setup to classify hubs in terms of affiliation and function. In this example, two hub types are set up:

  • Warehouse hub (internal hub)
  • Customer hub (external hub)

1.2 Transportation Management –>Setup –> Routing –> Hub Masters

Within this case study, we create four hubmasters:

  • One hub master for the central warehouse (type “Warehouse hub”)
  • Three hub masters for customer warehouses (type “Customer hub”)

It is necessary to assign an address to each hub master.

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WMS – Raw material consumption

This article describes how to set up and proceed raw material consumption. Within Dynamics 365 for finance and operations there are two different processes of how raw material can be consumed:

  • Raw material picking via works
  • Direct consumption by scanning license plates to a production order

1.1 Raw Material Picking: Setup

1.1.1 Warehouse Management –> Setup –> Work –> Work Classes

To define which location should be available for raw material picking, a location type can be defined in a specific work class. For our example, the work class “100 Raw” with the location type “Raw” has been defined. If no location type is entered, all location types are valid.

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WMS – Warehouse Filter Codes

This chapter describes how to set up filters and filter groups for filter codes. A filter is associated with a filter code and it can be used to categorize items in the item handling, purchase, and sales processes. For example, for item handling you can use filters to make sure that heavy products are always located on the ground floor in a warehouse location. For purchase and sales processes, you can make specific items available for specific customers or vendors.

1.1 Product filters

1.1.1 Warehouse Management –> Setup –> Product Filters –> Product filters

Product filters can be set up using four different attributes or characteristics that can be assigned to a product (Code 1, Code 2, Code 3, Code 4). In our example

  • Code 1 is used to describe the class for hazard goods
  • Code 2 is used to indicate the internal danger classification of products

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