Microsoft Dynamics GP | Manufacturing Order Process

Manufacturing Order Processing

Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 ERP solution tracks production costs and manages work orders. The Manufacturing Order Processing module organizes and tracks the daily functions of the manufacturing process such as order taking, raw materials purchasing, building finished goods, and fulfilling orders.

The integration of sales and production processes within Microsoft Dynamics GP ERP software improves planning and creates flexible, efficient environments. Manage outsourced operations more effectively, control costing, and define operations with the necessary detail according to specific operational needs. Monitor labor and machine capacity, manage worker skills and scheduled hours, and gain views into fixed and variable overhead. Obtain key information on the progress and costs associated with manufacturing orders.

The Manufacturing Order Process module within Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 ERP software includes the following features:

Manufacturing Orders

  • Precision Production Control defines end production quantities more effectively by taking maximum and minimum quantities into account, providing alerts, and accounting for scrap and shrinkage.

  • Capacity Requirements Planning provides a view into manufacturing orders to help manage the demand for finished goods.

  • Automated Scheduling automatically calculates start and due dates based on routing.

  • More Efficient Picking streamlines picking operations and improves efficiency by printing picking documents for a range of orders, components, dates, and sites.

  • On-Demand Allocation allocates, issues, and scraps components as needed and reverses operations to place components back into inventory.

  • Visibility into Component Shortages manages inventory replenishment plans by providing a list of component shortages including details about when items are needed for manufacturing orders.

  • Detailed Visibility and Management of Orders reverses incorrectly posted manufacturing order receipts and tracks collected labor, machine costs, and backflush levels.

  • Flexible Rescheduling efficiently reschedules batches for sequences in manufacturing orders in response to unforeseen delays.

  • Automated or Direct WIP Data Entry allows work-in-progress data to be directly entered or automatically integrated with other data collection devices.

  • Improved Collaboration with Outsourced  Service Vendors generates purchase orders for outsourced services based on manufacturing orders and precisely tracks shipment details and outsourcing costs.

  • Serial/Lot Linking links serial or lot-tracked components to finished goods throughout the system for complete traceability.


  • As-Needed Definition defines routings on an as-needed basis. Assign unlimited routes to items to provide alternate routes when capacity is strained.

  • Detailed Instruction Capability attaches detailed notes to each routing sequence for improved accuracy and efficiency.

  • Reusable Sequences allow sequences to be reused within a route to save time and reduce costs.

  • On-Time Routing of Materials ensures that materials are where they are needed when they are needed by linking components from BOMs to specific sequences.

Work Center Management

  • Powerful Outsourcing Management allows all manufacturing orders and purchase orders to be viewed for status. Outsourced vendors can be added or changed anytime during the manufacturing process.

  • Delayed Resourced Allocation assigns machines and employees to work centers according to capacity and availability. Alternate work centers are assigned to prevent bottlenecks.

  • Tight Schedule Control tracks shifts and hours per shift at each work center to accommodate multiple schedules.

  • Automated Backflushing automatically sets operations to backflush labor and machine expenses.


  • Flexible Cost Basing tracks overhead costs of materials, overhead, labor, and outsourcing.

  • Improved Product Costing automatically applies WIP materials to a receipt, calculates labor costs, and adds completed product into stock for improved visibility into product costs.

  • Standard Cost Changes History provides a complete view of standard cost revaluations, automatically records changes, and offers the ability to generate historical reports.