D365 Wave 2: Outbound Sorting and Pallet Building

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Warehousing capabilities are getting a big upgrade in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 wave 2 release. This includes functionality to help ensure you have the right product, in the right place, at the right time.

D365 wave 2 brings process-driven features that help streamline outbound sorting.

The pallet building functionality added to D365 wave 2 gives you more control over the outbound pallet building process. Prior to the wave 2 release, you had to build containers during the wave. This upfront process had the potential of creating problems at the pack station. If the product dimensions were off or the operational processes were not accurate, you could have a delayed shipment.

Flexible Pallet Building

D365 Wave 2 enhancements allow you to build a pallet after packing. This functionality gives you more control over the packing process, when it’s done, and then sending it to sorting locations for palletization.

Various configs are required to setup pallet building functionality. For instance, a new location type and location profiles are required to create new sorting locations. These tie to warehouse parameters and outbound sorting templates. A new container closing profile as well as an associated packing profile are required as well.

Pallet building in D365

 

Ultimately, after packing, this results in outbound sorting position assignments.

D365 Supply Chain Outbound Sorting

Once pallet building is done, there are final steps to generate and complete work. This includes creating a new mobile device menu item, location directive, and work template. 

D365 Wave 2 Release

The wave 2 release includes new capabilities across business applications including D365 for Finance & Operations, Supply Chain, and the Power Platform. Learn more about:

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New Deployment and Development Experience in D365 Wave 2

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Microsoft D365 & Power Platform Wave 2 Release

As Vice President of Digital Transformation at Blue Horseshoe, Steve, guides businesses through their digital transformation journey. Steve has 20+ years of experience as a Program Manager/Design Lead/Project Manager implementing both Microsoft Dynamics AX / Dynamics 365 as well as tier I and tier II warehouse management and transportation software solutions. Steve's deep knowledge within the distribution industry and his innovative approach to solution architecture are the backbone of the solutions being implemented and deployed by Blue Horseshoe.

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