This blog post describes a new flushing principle Available at location that was introduced in Dynamics 365 for finance and operations, Enterprise edition for the spring release 2017.
The flushing principles reflect different consumption strategies for raw materials that are used in production processes. Consumption is the process that deducts material from the on-hand inventory and sets the value of the consumed materials to Work in progress (WIP) for production orders and batch orders. Raw materials are usually consumed from a location that is configured for the process that consumes the material. This location is known as the production input location. Material consumption for production and batch orders is accounted for in the Production picking list journal.
Flushing principle available at locationThe Available at location flushing principle indicates that the material will be automatically consumed when it's registered as picked for production. The material is registered as picked from location when work for the raw material picking is completed, or when material is available on the production input location and the material line is released to the warehouse. The picking list that is generated during the process is posted in a batch job. This principle is relevant if, for example, you have many picking activities against one production order. In this case, you don't have to update the picking list manually, and you can get a current view of the WIP balance. Let's walk through some simple scenarios that shows how the new flushing principle works. In the following example we will be using product L0101 from the USMF demo data.
- Go to the BOM version for L0101 and remove product L0100 and M9204, so the resulting bill of material looks like below.