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.