PrintVis 2020 Highlights: Advanced Warehouse Management

Integration with Warehouse Management is yet another powerful new feature of the latest release of PrintVis.

ADVANCED WAREHOUSE MANAGEMENT

Microsoft now includes Advanced Warehousing in their base Essentials license, so for 2020 we have added new features which make PrintVis connect more directly and deeply with this important functionality in Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Deployed within Microsoft Dynamics 365 Financials, PrintVis integrates with Warehouse Management to let a print company configure the system for the inbound and outbound logistics of its own inventory flow. That is, materials in, materials out – and materials moved around within the context of production.

PURCHASE GUIDE

New fields have been added to the PrintVis Purchase Guide

  • Location Code –Gives your Purchase Manager the ability to direct purchases to the correct location when the order is created.
  • Rounding Precision – Useful for items which can only be purchased in batch quantities, allowing the purchaser to view where the quantity is rounded up or down
  • Units per Parcel – how many units are in a larger grouping (e.g. quantity of sheets per skid)

MATERIAL DELIVERY JOURNAL

In previous versions, the Material Delivery Journal was a PrintVis page which would simply create an Adjustment Journal, not addressing the actual “to’s and from’s” of inventory locations. The new Material Delivery Journal is generated as a report, now starting with the designated Location Code to advise which raw materials are required on the Shop Floor for all orders in that location.

This allows a Purchase Manager to search more thoroughly, depending on the setup on the Location Card itself. Sorting first by Location Code, and then by order number and/or a date range, the system will show what materials are required for any PrintVis orders. Additionally, three designated levels of warehousing setup from Microsoft (Directed Put-Away and Pick, Bin Mandatory or Basic) provide for robust warehouse management, as complex or simple as needed. The Material Delivery Journal works according to this warehousing setup.

RELEASE FINISHED GOODS

Items are released by Order No., from the production department to inventory to prepare for storage or shipment. Release Finished Goods allows a production or warehouse worker the ability to place a specific quantity of a completed finished goods item into the appropriate location and bin for storage or shipping. It also gives the ability to apply the appropriate lot number tracking if necessary. Once posted, the associated warehouse and item ledger entries are updated.

PRINTVIS SHIPMENTS

Here we facilitate the creation of base Business Central Sales Orders to allow for easy integration with 3rd-party shipping or payment solutions – which integrate with that base functionality but not PrintVis.

NO SALES ORDER

When “No Sales Order” is the selected option, the menu will display a “Ship” button and this button will use PrintVis functionality to mark the shipment as shipped.

CREATE SALES ORDER per SHIPMENT, CREATE SALES ORDER per SHIPMENT and RELEASE

When “Create Sales Order Per Shipment” or “Create Sales Order Per Shipment and Release” is the selected option, the menu will display a “Ship and Create Sales Order” button and an “Open Sales Order” button. Clicking Ship and Create Sales Order will create a standard Business Central sales order either open or released. When this standard Business Central sales order is shipped, the PrintVis shipment card will be updated accordingly.

CREATE SALES ORDER per SHIPMENT and POST

When “Create Sales Order per Shipment and Post” is the selected option, the menu will display a “Post Shipment” button. Clicking Post Shipment will create a standard Business Central posted sales shipment.

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