Reverse Planning suggests actions based on all known supplies and demands

Reverse Planning for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

See which items in Business Central that cannot be delivered within the lead time or a certain date

Do you know exactly which items run out of stock before their lead time? Do you always have enough time to restock the item?

With the Reverse Planning app for Dynamics 365 Business Central you can identify all items that fall below the safety stock level within lead time.

This allows you to take action on the items that are most critical. Reverse Planning suggests actions based on all known supplies and demands.

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Critical Items in Planning

Suggested Quantity in Planning

Actions in Planning

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”The productivity has improved tremendously. We never run out of components anymore, and our machines run 24 hours a day without interruptions.”
Hanne Zinck, COO, Scandinavian Packaging

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”With Reverse Planning we save 700 working hours per year. We subscribed, and 4 hours later we were up and running.”
Carsten Fischer, CIO/CFO, AVN Group

For the Production Manager:

  • Potential to forecast overall capacity requirements on the basis of product mixes designated by upper-tier products alone.
  • Potential to forecast and budget commodities for vendors on the basis of upper-tier product mixes.
  • Faster reaction time for rush orders, including derived requirements.
  • Happier planners, who can work more flexibly and with greater clarity.

For the Planner and Purchaser

  • Potential to plan by relevant date interval even if this differs for various products.
  • More flexible handling of lines in the planning journals.
  • Grouping of planning in terms of inventory hierarchies, planner codes, and vendors.
  • Makes visible a product’s “Rolled Up Lead time”, that is, the time it takes to procure the product as well as all products in the hierarchy below it.

For the Finance and Sales Manager:

  • Better utilization of the planners’ resources through more qualified and relevant order suggestions.
  • Better opportunity to focus on products and production orders that are necessary for being able to deliver particular sales orders.
Reverse Planning for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Calculate all critical items

With Abakion’s Reverse Planning you can calculate which items fall below safety stock level within each item’s lead time or a fixed end date.

This displays the items that need to be addressed in relation to the orders you have in the system here and now.

On the lines in Reverse Planning you can see what the lowest inventory in the period is, with regard to “all known orders”, “forecast” and “planning lines”.

Reverse Planning for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Calculation within lead time

Normally you cannot see the lead time on production items in Business Central. It is calculated and displayed in Reverse Planning, just like you also know the lead time on purchased items.

For example, you can calculate the “item leadtime x 1.3 + 5 days”, so that you are working with a period per item where you actually should react, even though some products have long lead times and others can be reordered within a few days.

Reverse Planning for Dynamics 365 Business Central

You can both substitute and complement the planning jobs

If you use planning jobs in Business Central, Reverse Planning can ease the workday of planners and salespeople by showing which items should be handled first to ensure delivery.

If you do not use planning, Reverse Planning can create a sort of “mini-plan” by showing which items need to be addressed in order to prevent a negative balance on your stock. This doesn’t require any setup of master data.

Reverse Planning for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Focus your attention on critical item when plannings

As a planner it is often necessary to change the planning lines that Business Central suggests, but it is not always easy to foresee the consequences.

If there are a lot of lines in the worksheet, then you can directly calculate the Reverse Planning and see exactly which items from the worksheet that are critical and will cause you to fall below safety stock.

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Reverse Planning pricing

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Pricing is always based on the total number of named users in your Business Central subscription with Microsoft.
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Per named user per month at 10 users.
Single user is DKK 120,00.
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