Monitor inventory and transaction flow with Availability by Lot window


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Feature details

As the flow of goods in a supply chain becomes more complex, the ability to keep track of items is increasingly important. In fact, for some companies, such as those in the medical and chemical supply space, monitoring an item's transaction flow is a legal requirement. Other businesses might want to monitor products with warranties or expiration dates for customer service reasons.

Business Central makes it easy to handle serial and lot numbers for items, so you can quickly determine when and where items were received, where they're stored, and when and where they were sold. In this release we've improved the item tracking capabilities by introducing Availability by Lot. You now have a list of lots with on-hand quantities, plus expected incoming and outgoing transactions, such as sales, purchase, transfer, assembly, or production orders.

If you enable Lot Specific Tracking for an item tracking code, you can get an overview of quantities by opening the Availability by Lot page from the item card or item list. To be sure that the quantities match in other pages related to availability, such as the Availability by Variant, Availability by Location, and Availability by Date pages, you must specify tracking information for expected incoming or outgoing transactions. For example, the Availability by Lot page will show information from a purchase order only if you have defined item tracking.

Availability by lot

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See also

View the Availability of Items (docs)