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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By : Marije Brummel
Book Image

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Application Design - Second Edition

By: Marije Brummel

Overview of this book

This book is a focused tutorial on Microsoft Dynamics NAV application development to help you develop complete applications and not just application outlines. This hands-on guide starts off by introducing the supply chain that you will be using throughout the book. You will then implement the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP suite and learn to set it up and customize it for various industries. You will learn how to customize Dynamics NAV to suit the different aspects of a business such as financial management, relationship management, production, jobs, trade, storage, logistics, and so on. The book will take you through these Microsoft-designed application features and show you how to customize and extend them safely. Therefore, by the end of this book, you will be able to create a structure of your own in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Inventory management

In Microsoft Dynamics NAV, inventory is kept for items in locations using Item Ledger Entries and Value Entries. On top of this, we can use Stock Keeping Units to have different inventory settings per item, location, and variant.

Let's start by looking at the design patterns of the inventory in Microsoft Dynamics NAV:

Keeping inventory can be extended with the use of warehouse management. This is designed to run on top of the Basic Item Inventory functionality.


The item table hosts the master data for inventory management like a G/L Account does for financial management.

In this table, we can do the set up for each individual item such as pricing, inventory and production strategies, and tracking options.


The location table defines which level of inventory management is done. A location can either be a physical warehouse somewhere or a part of a warehouse, if one warehouse uses different warehouse strategies.