Plan and prepare for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management in 2023 release wave 2
The 2023 release wave 2 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from October 2023 to March 2024. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.
Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides capabilities for end-to-end processes that manufacturers, distributors, consumer product groups, and retailers require to meet their supply chain needs. Functionality ranges from product information management, planning, inventory, sales, and procurement to complex manufacturing, asset maintenance, warehousing, and transportation management.
The investments in this release wave focus on optimizing and enhancing business processes to provide companies with the agility and resilience needed to navigate an increasingly complex business environment.
- The addition of compound charges, order classes, and advanced order holds increases the agility of the sales process.
- New export control capabilities help companies manage compliance with export restrictions.
- Businesses with sales processes spanning Dynamics 365 Sales and Supply Chain Management benefit from these being expanded to include the management of prospects.
- A new, reimagined approval experience for purchase orders and purchase requisitions makes the approval process broadly accessible and increases the agility of the procurement process.
- Manufacturers that need to comply with multiple inventory accounting practices across multiple currencies continue to benefit from enhancements being made to the Global Inventory Accounting Add-in.
- Enhancements in material picking and handling last-minute manufacturing changes increase agility on the shop floor.
- Increased efficiency of warehouse operations is driven by the optimization and automation of key processes related to counting, customer returns, product receipts, and the re-waving of orders.
- New interfaces and streamlined processes allow companies to deploy Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and use only the warehouse management capabilities, making these broadly available to companies using third-party ERP or order management systems.
Copilot and AI innovation Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides a rich set of capabilities for supporting organizations’ business processes. The breadth of functionality means that, like most business applications, users require initial training to get started with the application and require a fair amount of experience with the product before they become proficient. With innovative in-product, generative AI-based contextual help, users are empowered to rapidly unlock the full potential of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.
Inventory and logistics The inventory and logistics capabilities of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management enable businesses to manage their sales and fulfillment processes efficiently while ensuring inventory availability that matches the desired service levels. Investments in this area continue to focus on helping businesses gain more visibility, efficiency, and resiliency in their supply chain operations.
Manufacturing and asset management The manufacturing and asset management features in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management help companies gain agility, efficiency, and visibility in their manufacturing and maintenance operations while maximizing asset uptime and productivity. Investments are focused on increasing flexibility and agility. Manufacturers having requirements for compliance with multiple inventory accounting practices across multiple currencies continue to benefit from enhancements to the Global Inventory Accounting Add-in. Improvements in material picking and handling last-minute manufacturing changes increase the agility on the shop floor.
Planning Planning Optimization provides significantly improved performance and scalability, which enables near real-time insights into requirement changes. This release wave introduces a next-generation intelligent demand planning capability that is powered by best-in-class forecasting algorithms and models, offers immersive user experiences, and intelligent reports and analytics.
Procurement Investments in the procurement and sourcing area continue to be targeted at making organizations more agile and resilient in their supply chain operations.
Product information management Product information management enables companies to centrally manage information about products and product variants throughout their lifecycle, including the attributes, configurations, documentation, and identifiers needed for supporting critical business processes. Investments in this area are focused on helping companies that trade internationally navigate and verify compliance with the increasingly complex rules governing the export of products.
Warehouse Management The Warehouse Management solution in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management provides a rich and flexible set of capabilities that can be combined and configured to support many warehouse layouts and operational scenarios.
Investments continue to focus on driving efficiencies in warehouse operations through optimization and automation of key processes, including counting, customer returns, product receipts, and re-waving of orders. New interfaces and streamlined processes allow companies to deploy Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and use only the warehouse management capabilities, making these broadly available to companies using third-party ERP or order-management systems.
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management below:
For application administrators
User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.
Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.
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