Manufacturing & Production

Government contractors that need to manage inventory as part of their business model are often left to use multiple systems to support the entirety of their business needs. Wouldn’t it be nice to have one solution to support all aspects of your business?

MRP and MSP Solutions for Government Contractors

Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) is a way to do operational planning for all the resources of a manufacturing company. MRP in Dynamics NAV refers to the calculation of the master production schedule and material requirements based on actual and forecasted demand. The Dynamics NAV planning system can calculate Master Planning Schedule (MPS) and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) on request, or it can calculate both at the same time.

  • MPS is the calculation of a master production schedule based on actual demand and the production forecast. The MPS calculation is used for end items that have a forecast or a sales order line. These items are called MPS items and are identified dynamically when the calculation starts.
  • MRP is the calculation of material requirements based on actual demand for components and the production forecast on the component level. MRP is calculated only for items that are not MPS items. The purpose of MRP is to provide time-phased formal plans, by item, to supply the appropriate item, at the appropriate time, in the appropriate location, in the appropriate quantity.
    The planning algorithms used for both MPS and MRP are identical. The planning algorithms pertain to netting, reuse of existing replenishment orders, and action messages. The planning system process examines what is needed or will be needed (demand) and what is on-hand or expected (supply). When these quantities are netted against each other, Dynamics NAV provides action messages. Action messages are suggestions to create a new order, change an order (quantity or date), or cancel an order already on order.

NAV can run MRP for individual Contract or Task Orders; it can also be completed across the company as a whole.

NAV can establish multiple product forecasts, both at the top level and at the raw material level. The MRP will compute using the forecast information along with available inventory on-hand quantities.

NAV has the capability of establishing Min/Max inventory levels along with minimum order quantities. MRP will utilize this information when it sends back suggestions. These settings can be done at the product level or product and contract combination levels.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV for Government Contractors is the only solution on the market to turn data into useable information to be able to make midcourse corrections as needed.

NAV has the capability of calculating the expected cost based on using a simulate production order, allowing the client to set accurate prices to their customer.

  • A fully-compliant solution with all of the features and capabilities government contractors need to maximize their contract performance and win more
  • Drill into contract details to help make critical decisions that would reflect contract optimization
  • Make transaction-level data more accessible, identify trends, and make business decisions based on supporting data
  • Drill down capability allows access of information that is more difficult to get to in older systems, if possible at all
  • Database structure that provides powerful and efficient reporting
  • Complete migration services to ensure that you will be up and running without delay
  • An extremely flexible system with enormous capability explicitly designed for companies that continue to win government contracts
  • A solution that takes advantage of the innate ease of use of the Microsoft Windows/Office interface

Microsoft Partner Advisory Councils

GovCon365 is an Elite Member of Microsoft Partner Advisory Councils (PAC) and Technology Adoption Program (TAP): GovCon365 is one of 12 NAV partners (out of 4,000+) that participates in Microsoft’s PAC and TAP Programs. When a new release of NAV is in beta testing, one or more of GovCon365's government contractor customers will participate, opening the door for customers to provide feedback to Microsoft and affect the final solution.


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