Item Substitution and MRP - Does this funcationality exist?

bspencerbspencer Member Posts: 50
Hello, everyone.

Our manufacturing department is running into an issue whereby MRP is recommending that the supply chain order parts that are at/or below saftey stock when there is a substitute item available. Of course we cannot rely on the humans to know this and manually react accordingly.

We do not have license to the Item Substitution table, but even so, we are being told by our partner that this functionality relates to sales orders only (which is what the help files intimate).

It makes sense to us that MRP should automatically suggest alternatives if a given item is not available, and a substitute exists, instead of recommending a PO be created. Our partner says this is not standard Navision and would require a modification.

Can anyone verify that this is not standard Navision? Perhaps somebody out there has delt with this.

Brandon

Comments

  • ara3nara3n Member Posts: 9,242
    This is not part of standard MRP
    Ahmed Rashed Amini
    Independent Consultant/Developer


    blog: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/b/ara3n
  • zong817zong817 Member Posts: 11
    Has anyone done this modification before? Is it complicated to modify? If it's done before, would you want to sell the modification?

    Thanks.
  • zong817zong817 Member Posts: 11
    Forgot to mention, the version is on v3.7
  • ara3nara3n Member Posts: 9,242
    I would not modify MRP, instead add flowfield to requisition table displaying substitute exists. And a second field that would calaculate the qty avail.
    The users can then deceide what to do .
    Ahmed Rashed Amini
    Independent Consultant/Developer


    blog: https://dynamicsuser.net/nav/b/ara3n
  • mwilliamsmwilliams Member Posts: 1
    bspencer, just curious as to how you solved this problem?
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