Planning with trigger on “End Inventory” identifies demands on Items that lack supplies

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A beginner video is for people with little or no experience with Business Central. It is explained thoroughly and is easy to understand. Beginner The "Whys" focus on how your business needs can be supported with the erp-solution. The topic is visualized - not demonstrated. The Whys This video includes functionality from the app "Reverse Planning" which is available at Microsoft AppSource. Click to visit AppSource. Reverse Planning

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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

With the Reverse Planning, it’s possible to plan with trigger on end inventory that defines or identifies demands that goes below safety stock or zero only on the end date, but not in the period.

Let’s see how it works.

If I run a normal Reverse Planning, finding my critical items without a check mark in the trigger on end inventory functionality, it will identify in this scenario safety stock or zero breach in the period.

So, for example, my third line here has an end inventory of 30, which is not below safety stock, but it has the lowest inventory in the period of 60.

This means when I’m looking at the graphical profile for this item like this, I can see it has a breach in here.

It goes down to minus 60, but I don’t need to buy it because my end inventory is actually positive, so, I just need to move demands.

Therefore it’s possible for me to calculate the critical items with a check mark to trigger on end inventory only like this, and it will only display items where the end inventory level is triggered by my planning rules.

So, therefore those are more critical and needs to be handled.

If I’m looking at one of these items, it will have a true safety breach somehow, so, I need to replenish this item.

So, that’s the trigger on end inventory.