Item Planning Review
Optimize inventory levels and avoid excess or slow-moving stock by analyzing historical trends and current reordering strategies.
For purchasers, inventory managers, material planners, and others responsible for maintaining stock levels, the Item Planning Review app for Business Central helps optimize item reorder-point parameters, minimum order levels, and other variables. Users can dial in their item planning using historical item data to avoid stock-outs and surplus stock.
The Item Planning Review app is part of, and included in, the Enhanced Planning Pack app. When you install the Enhanced Planning Pack, you will get the Item Planning Review app along with several other planning apps.
Made for those in manufacturing or distribution
The Item Planning Review app is the perfect tool for those working in manufacturing or distribution. The app will consider items sold, transferred, or used in the manufacturing process so users can get a complete picture of item consumption.
Easy-to-use filters to fine-tune item planning
Item Planning Review provides a host of filters to help users focus on specific frequencies, periods, items, categories, locations, and more. For example, users can view all items associated with the plumbing category by month in the last quarter of a specific year. The worksheet will display detailed item information, including average usage. The average usage metric is very useful because users can see how much of a specific item is being shipped or consumed on average. Based on this information, different item planning tasks can be performed.
Make adjustments all from one screen
Once users have filtered specific items, the Item Planning Review app makes it easy to adjust stock levels thanks to several options. Options include
- Replenishment by purchase order, production order, or other.
- Planning by adjusting your reordering policy.
- Updating your lot-for-lot parameters.
- Adjusting your reorder point parameters, including reordering points, quantity, maximum inventory level, and other variables.
- Order modifiers including min, max, and order multiple.