In a recent conversation with a specialty chemical manufacturing client, they asked if there was a way to send an item into quarantine when it’s 180 days out of expiration. Their legacy systems was customized to include a feature like this, and they wanted to know if it was possible within Dynamics 365 F&O. The answer, yes - here’s a little known secret on generating quality order inspections based on the shelf advice date or expiration date.
Maintaining the quality of products within your supply chain is an important part of the chemical manufacturing process. Within a chemical manufacturing plant, there will be items that need to be re-inspected after a certain amount of time in order to determine if that batch of product has changed or degraded in any way. This inventory retesting can be accomplished by utilizing the Shelf Advice Date on the released product to determine the retesting interval in days. This shelf advice date is an important feature that enables automatic creation of quality orders with retesting specific quality tests and criteria order to determine the viability and disposition of a lot. With this procedure of inspected orders based on the Shelf Advice Date, quality inventory can be assured.
Step 1. Start with a batch with an older Shelf Advice Date.
Step 2. Create a quality association with type Inventory
Step 3. Inventory Mgmt – Periodic – Generate Inspection Orders
Step 4. Filter by item and/or date to select batches based on any of the batch date criteria
Step 5. Once generated, a quality order will get created
Step. 6 This is the quality order
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