Unlocking Warehouse Management Advancements in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management – Wave 2 20232 min read

In the ever-evolving landscape of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, the Warehouse Management module takes center stage with a series of robust updates and innovative features. 

Having covered most of them here, we’ve decided to dedicate more time specifically to those that enhance warehouse operations.

Warehouse-Specific Inventory Transactions

A fundamental change to the warehouse transactions framework, decoupling inventory transactions from the global application table.

This alteration brings about significant performance improvements, ensuring a more responsive and efficient warehouse management experience. With its mandatory inclusion in the GA release, individual warehouse scenarios can be enabled through corresponding settings, such as transfer order picking in the warehouse management module parameters.

Warehouse Management Only Mode

Still in preview, Warehouse Management Only Mode allows you to seamlessly execute all your supply chain warehouse operations within Microsoft Dynamics 365 SCM.

Positioned as part of a dedicated ecosystem, this mode easily integrates with other ERP and order management solutions through lightweight source documents for inbound and outbound shipments. Explore the potential of a comprehensive and interconnected warehouse management experience.

Warehouse Management App Performance Testing

Unveiling a framework that not only facilitates regression testing but also introduces the capability for performance testing and load and volume testing for warehouse processes. This robust framework extends beyond unit testing within D365, supporting automated regression testing within RSET.

With recent enhancements, you can now conduct performance testing not just within Dynamics 365 SCM but also from any third-party application. Leverage tools like JMeter and Azure testing for load and volume testing, gaining insights into execution times, system performance, CPU utilization, and memory availability.

Copilot and AI Innovation

Anticipated in this wave, the SCM Copilot scenario aims to revolutionize procure-to-pay processes. Aptly named ‘Make Better Purchasing Decisions with Copilot,’ this feature employs a conversational user experience to assist purchasing agents.

It aids in decision-making by filtering and organizing information, suggesting actions based on downstream impact analysis. Scheduled for public preview in January 2024, this Copilot scenario introduces a dynamic and intuitive layer to procurement processes, elevating efficiency and decision-making.

In essence, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management continues to evolve, embracing cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to empower businesses in their warehouse management and procurement endeavors. Stay tuned for a future-ready and feature-rich experience in the world of supply chain dynamics.