Manage Sales Orders to avoid partial deliveries and shortages using Shortage on Demand Orders

Shortage on Demand Orders for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Shortage on Demand Orders is an app for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central that helps you make intelligent decisions about which Sales Orders to prioritize when item shortages occur. This is a planning tool for companies wanting to optimize fulfillment of Sales Orders to avoid partial deliveries by moving delivery dates and not necessarily serving customers in the order they came.

Gain insight on shortages

Shortage on Demand Orders provides an overview of which Sales Orders you can fulfill completely or partially – or not at all. It helps you evaluate which orders you want to pick and ship.

On the Sales Order List and on each Sales Order Line, you get a status code that shows the inventory availability. Search for all Sales Orders with the status ‘On Stock’, and you know that you can deliver them all without worrying about shortages.

The ‘Conflict Stock’ status tells you, that fulfillment is possible but will cause a shortage on another Sales Order. This way, 8 different status code provides actionable insight for picking the right Sales Orders to deliver.

Shortage on Demand Orders also works for Production Orders, in which case the calculation is based on Component Shortage.

Shortages on Sales Orders in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Shortages on Sales Order Lines

Main Benefits of Shortage on Demand Orders

For Warehouse Management:

  • See which Sales Orders can be released to pick, knowing they can be picked completely.
  • See shortages on items from the top level and all the way down through the hierarchy.
  • Start the day by picking all the Sales Orders that can be delivered completely. Then proceed with orders that can be delivered but cause shortages on other orders – and only then move on to partial deliveries.

For Sales:

  • Reduce the number of partial deliveries and partial invoices by helping the warehouse prioritize which sales orders you want delivered.
  • The ability to promise clients that their order can be delivered without any problems, or to assess whether the order causes a conflict.
  • Fewer shortage situations make happier customers.

For Finance:

  • Lower delivery costs when the number of partial deliveries is reduced.
  • Happier clients because you can keep your order promises.
  • Less frustration in the warehouse because picking becomes simpler.

The features of Shortage on Demand Orders

Shortage status in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Shortages on Sales Orders

See which Sales Orders can be delivered without creating backlogs.

Shortages on lines in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Shortages are calculated bottom-up

The Shortage Status is calculated for each Sales Order line, and the “worst” Shortage Status is transferred to the Sales Header. This way you can easily see if the order can be shipped completely, or you can see which Sales Order Lines that causes the backlogs.

Shortage status codes in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Shortage status codes

You have 8 status codes and 1 error message available. The many levels of shortage status provides you an actionable insight into the exact status of item and component availability.

Recalculate shortages in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Calculate shortage on a Sales Order

You can activate an update of the Shortage Status on a single Sales Order. Then you have up-to-date information.

(Blank)No Shortage is calculated or the Outstanding Quantity on the line is blank.
On StockThere are enough items on stock to cover all demands within the period selected.
Conflict StockThere are enough items on stock within the period to cover the demand on the line, but not to cover all Sales Order demands for the item.
Complete ProductionThere are not enough items on stock to cover the demand. But there are components enough to create a Production Order and produce the item. And none of the components will conflict and run out of stock on other demands.
Conflict ProductionThere are not enough items on stock to cover the demand. But there are components enough to create a Production Order and produce the item. But there are not components enough to cover all demands for the components.
Partial StockThere are not enough items on stock to cover the demand, and not components enough to produce the full demand on the line. But some items are on stock, and the demand can be partially supplied.
Partial ProductionThere are no items on stock, but components to produce part of the demand on the line, but not the full quantity.
No StockThere is none of this item on stock at all.
No ProductionThere is none of this item on stock at all. And if it is a produced item, there are no components to produce a single item.
ErrorError on the calculation. For example, Production Bill of material lines that are not certified, Production calendar that is not calculated, etc.
Hierarchy drill down in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Drill down the Production hierarchy

If you use Production, it is possible to drill down through the complete hierarchy to figure out which components on lower levels result in problems on a Sales Order Line.

Bulk calculate item shortages in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Bulk update all shortage statuses

Initiate a calculation of shortages throughout all Sales Order. Customize the filters and settings for the calculation. A similar process is available for Production Orders.

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Shortage on Demand Orders pricing

Single App

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67,50
Per named user per month at 10 users.
Single user is DKK 120,00.
This app has a base user price of DKK 120, but the more users you subscribe to, the cheaper each user becomes.
The price is calculated on the total number of Named Full Users in your Business Central. We don’t charge for Team Members.
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42,20
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Single user is DKK 75,00.
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227,70
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Single user is DKK 405,00.
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Step-by-step guide

Step-by-step guide

You may also refer to our step-by-step guide. It will take you through the functionality of Shortage on Demand Orders. If you follow it step-by-step in a sandbox environment, you may use it as a guide to getting started with the solution.

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