Order-taking and related downstream processes have been significantly streamlined thanks to the new make-to-order (MTO) automation capabilities available with the October 2022 release of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.
Now, supply chain planners can take advantage of enhanced capable-to-promise (CTP) accuracy with plan-specific delay tolerance, automatically populate external order information during intercompany trade, and keep the supply available for last-minute orders.
One of the biggest advantages of MTO is that production starts only after a customer places an order for a specific product. This means that you don't have to keep inventories of finished products and you can easily accommodate customer-specific products. However, some supply chain planners used to face common MTO challenges like the need for CTP, close tracking of resource capacity, and flexibility for last-minute orders. However, the automation capabilities available with the October 2022 release of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management now allow the automation of these mundane tasks.
For instance, you can now find out whether it makes sense to create a new supply order for a given demand with the new Negative days' option for delay tolerance control. This gives you improved flexibility between the static plan and the dynamic plan used for CTP calculations. Similarly, the Use latest possible supply option allows you to keep products available for last-minute orders. This helps you optimize the use of existing supply by pegging the latest possible supply to demand instead of using the first possible supply.
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