Business Central: Manufacturing

Improve throughput, quality and uptime, while reducing costs and delivering on customer expectations

Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Enable proactively manufacturing operations to improve throughput, quality and uptime, while reducing costs and delivering on customer expectations.

Assembly management

Specify a list of sellable items, raw materials, sub-assemblies, and resources as an assembly bill of materials that make up a finished item or a kit. Use assembly orders to replenish assembly items. Capture customer requirements for the kit’s bill of materials directly from sales quotes, blanket orders, and order lines in the assembly-to-order processes.

Standard cost worksheet

Give company controllers a reliable and efficient way to maintain accurate inventory costs. Work with standard cost updates in Business Central in the same way you would in an Excel spreadsheet. Prepare for cost updates without changing data until you’re ready.

Product bill of materials

Create bills of materials and calculate their standard costs. Keep track of different versions and know which components were valid at a specific moment of time and for specific production batch.

Basic capacity planning

Add capacities (work centres) to the manufacturing process. Set up routings for production orders and material requirements planning. View loads and the task list for the capacities.

Machine centres

Add machine centres as capacities in the manufacturing process. Manage capacity for each machine or production resource on a detailed level for machine centres, and on a consolidated level for work centres. Use machine centres to store default information about manufacturing processes, such as setup, wait, and move times and default scrap percentages.

Version management

Create versions of manufacturing bills of materials and routings.

Production orders

Create production orders and post consumption and output. Calculate net requirements based on production orders. Use a manual supply planning tool as an alternative to automatic planning. Get visibility and tools to manually plan for demand from sales lines and to create supply orders.

Automatic components and capacity consumption

Reduce data entry, and have accurate stock and WIP information in the same time. Use routing codes to link components with specific operation to minimise waste by implementing just-in-time principles.


Delegate all or part of operations to external work centres. Use separate location and transfer order to track raw materials. Register performed work with purchase orders.

Finite loading

Manage finite loading of capacity-constraint resources. Account for capacity constraints for periods to avoid overloading work centres.


Scrap can be inevitable in the manufacturing process. But making sure it is properly recorded is essential to proper inventory and cost management.

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