There are a lot of moving parts In a warehouse management enabled location where manufacturing process is setup, both in the physical processing and in Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Anything to reduce the number of steps for the user is a win.
One of the main things is keeping track of small items such as screws, nuts, bolts, etc that goes into the manufacturing and production of a finished good. However, when you create BOM, you do want to list these items as part of the build whether it would be for costing, drawing, and/or assembly reasons.
Depending on your situation, it may not make sense for a warehouse enabled (directed pick and put-away) to create a pick ticket for 1283 screws.
This is where the Open Shop Floor Bin in the Work Center will be able to help you out!
What is it?
It’s basically a bin used to keep smaller items such as screws, nuts and bolts, and other small items that you don’t really need to keep accurate count of inventory.
Each work station would have a bucket of these things that would periodically be refilled. These bins would typically be vendor managed inventory or they would just tell the purchaser to buy more by eyeballing how much they have.
I mean, who really has the time to do a physical count on loose screws?
It’s used when part of the production item has Forward/backward flushing setup. Items like these do not need to be picked on the pick ticket
You can define this on the machine center/work center as well. Each work/machine center should have a bucket of these items that you don’t really need to pick, but are stocked at each station.
See it in Action
Here’s a video that goes into detail on how to set up and use this feature in Dynamics 365 Business Central.