Processing In-house Repairs With Dynamics GP

As a Manufacturing consultant, I often visit our clients to review their production processes, and offer ideas for optimizing their use of Dynamics GP. One of my frequent requests of our Manufacturing clients who process in-house repairs is to review the Depot Management module.

Depot Management is part of the Field Service Suite, and offers functionality specific to repairing products. I find that clients tend to force the repair process through the Manufacturing module. They create alternative Routings and manually update the Manufacturing Order Picklist, as most time the steps and components required to manufacture a new Item are different from the ones required to repair it. This can have an undesired impact on costing, and can make it difficult to separate out repair expenses.

Some of the advantages of using the Depot Management module are:

  • It provides the ability to enter Work Orders, schedule repair technicians, and keep track of the usage of parts and labor in the repair process.
  • Repair parts needed can be entered on the Work Order on-the-fly, or repair BOMs can be set up.
  • Using Inbound and Outbound Item numbers, it allows you to easily update the item code, should the repair upgrade or downgrade the product.
  • It offers functionality to define steps of the repair and move the product from work station to work station.
  • Items needing repair can be company-owned or customer-owned. As the Depot Management module links directly to the Returns Management module, a new Work Order can be generated from a RMA, with actual repair costs being fed back to the RMA.
  • It allows you to separate repairs from manufacturing, providing the ability to track personnel, costs, budgets, and profitability from each.

If you’re using the Manufacturing module to handle your repairs, it may be time to contact Sikich to review the Depot Management module for your in-house repair needs.

By |2019-02-19T06:17:27+00:00February 19th, 2019|Dynamics GP, Manufacturing, Technology|0 Comments

About the Author:

Karen Soligon
Karen Soligon, director, has worked with Microsoft Dynamics GP for nearly ten years. In addition, she possesses many years of hands-on experience within the realms of distribution, manufacturing and supply chain operations. She works closely with clients to review and revise processes in order to streamline efficiencies and improve productivity. Karen has implemented and trained clients on many modules of Dynamics GP, including: General Ledger, Payables Management, Purchase Order Processing, Sales Order Processing, Receivables Management, Inventory, Manufacturing and Field Service. In addition, Karen has designed custom dexterity solutions that work seamlessly with Dynamics GP.
This material has been prepared for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon as accounting, tax, or other professional advice. Please refer to your advisors for specific advice.

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