Code: 8817
Category: Dynamics GP
Course duration: 4 days

About this Course 8817

This four-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to explain the basic concepts and general functions of Microsoft Dynamics GP and to use central application functionality for the most common business tasks.

Audience Profile

The four-day Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing course on the Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing Series helps prepare students to set up and begin to use Manufacturing. This comprehensive course will provide you with an in-depth view of the extensive functionality contained within the Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing Series. Besides learning the functionality, you will also learn tips and techniques that will help make your implementation successful, and you will gain a thorough understanding of the Microsoft Dynamics GP Manufacturing Applications and its capabilities.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Effectively setup the Manufacturing system options that apply to your production process and organizational needs.
  • Explain how the Microsoft Dynamics GP distribution and financial modules are integrated with Manufacturing.
  • Properly create component and manufactured items.
  • Properly structure Bills of Materials and Routings to fit specific manufacturing environments.
  • Create and schedule Manufacturing Orders for your production needs.
  • Make the necessary setups to use Outsourcing.
  • Understand the relationship between Manufacturing and Sales Order Processing.
  • Order, allocate, and fulfill manufactured items using Sales Order Processing.
  • Properly set up the Sales Configurator.
  • Understand basic MRP calculations and how to work with the outputs of MRP.
  • Plan production using the Sales Forecasting, MPS, MRP and CRP modules.
  • Use the Manufacturing report options to produce desired reports.

Course Outline

Module 1: Module Integration and Process Overview

The goal of this chapter is to provide students with a list of the Manufacturing modules and how they integrate with the Distribution modulesModule 2: Prerequisites - Inventory Control This chapter focuses on the setup that must be done to facilitate the integration of processing between the Inventory module in the core Microsoft Dynamics GP application and the corresponding information in Manufacturing.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Item Classes
  • Item Creation
  • Posting Inventory Transactions and Transfers
  • Tracing Serial and Lot Transactions

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Properly create component and manufactured items

Module 3: Prerequisites - Bill of Materials

This chapter examines the setup of Bills of Materials (BOMs). Important concepts are the BOM Types and BOM Categories available. Time will be spent on the maintenance of the BOMs after they have been created.


  • Setup Procedures
  • BOM Creation and Maintenance
  • BOM Mass Update
  • BOM Inquiries and Reports

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand backflushing of components
  • Understand the concept of phantom BOMs
  • Enter, copy, edit, and mass update BOMs
  • View current BOMs and prior revisions

Module 4: Prerequisites - Manufacturing Facility

This chapter examines how to setup your facilities for manufacturing. This includes Labor Codes, Machines and Work Centers.


  • Manufacturing Calendar
  • Labor Code/Machine OH Defaults
  • Labor Codes
  • Machines
  • Work Centers

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Set up Machines, Labor Codes, Calendars, and Work Centers

Module 5: Prerequisites - Routings

This chapter explains the processes and steps to create and maintain Routings. Other topics covered are the tools for creating many routings with similar steps and the concept of BOM Routing links.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Routing Creation
  • Operation Code Setup
  • Pointer Routing Creation
  • Routing Copy
  • Routing Deletion
  • Other Routing Activity
  • Routing Inquiry
  • BOM Routing Link

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand backflushing of labor and machine time
  • Enter, copy, and edit Routings
  • Explain the benefits of BOM Routing Links

Module 6: Execution - Standard Costing

In this chapter, the two methods available for maintaining standard costs are discussed. Tables used for standard costing are introduced. Various factors affecting the costing of items are outlined.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Managing Standards with Pending Costs
  • Managing Standard with Proposed Costs
  • Other Costing Considerations

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Roll Up, replace, and manage Standard Costs

Module 7: Execution - Manufacturing Order Processing

This chapter examines the processing of Manufacturing Orders (MOs) from start to finish. The statuses of MOs will be covered. There will be discussion of the different processing that occurs when components are backflushed and issued.


  • Setup Procedures
  • MO Creation
  • Picklilst
  • Manufacturing Routing
  • Component Allocation
  • Material Shortages
  • MO Release
  • MO Status Changes
  • Printing an MO
  • Component Issue
  • WIP Reporting
  • MO Receipt
  • MO Close
  • Scheduling
  • Quick MO
  • MO Inquiries

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand the setup associated with Manufacturing Orders (MOs)
  • Process manufacturing orders
  • Allocate and issue component materials

Module 8: Execution - Outsourcing

This chapter shows how to setup and utilize the Outsourcing functionality to track the outside services which add value to the finished product. Outsourcing includes touch points in the windows associated with MO processing and Purchase Order Processing.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Manufacturing Order Entry with Outsourcing
  • Purchase Orders and Shipments for Outsourcing
  • Receiving Outsourced Purchase Orders
  • Invoicing Outsourced Purchase Orders
  • Receiving an MO That Uses Outsourcing
  • Outsourcing Inquires

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Perform the setups necessary to use Outsourcing
  • Initiate and track outsourced costs for specific MOs
  • Understand the processing that occurs in Purchase Order Processing related to Outsourcing

Module 9: Execution - Sales Order Processing

During this chapter the Sales Order Processing windows will be discussed in relation to Manufacturing. The additional fields that are provided my Manufacturing to track order fulfillment information will also be reviewed.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Entering Sales Orders
  • Linking and Unlinking Sales Order Line Items to MOs
  • Transferring Document Types
  • Allocating Sales Order Quantities
  • Fulfilling Sales Order Quantities
  • Sales Order Extras

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand Sales Order Processing from a Manufacturing perspective
  • Understand the additional fields that Manufacturing provides for tracking order fulfillment information

Module 10: Execution - Sales Configurator

In this chapter, the Sales Configurator module is explained. This includes the setup of Super BOMs using various tools and the creation of Configured BOMs.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Super Bill of Material
  • Option Categories
  • Option Promotions
  • Configuring a Bill of Material
  • Configured Sales Order Options View

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand the capabilities of the Sales Configurator
  • Understand how to set up an item to be run through the Configurator

Module 11: Planning - Material Requirements Planning

In this chapter, the Material Requirements Processing (MRP) regeneration process will be discussed. Detailed attention will be given to the variables used to include items in the processing. The windows available for viewing the MRP data will be explained.


  • MRP Calculations
  • Setup Procedures
  • MRP Regeneration
  • Schedule of MRP Suggested Purchase Orders
  • Schedule of MRP Suggested Manufacturing Orders
  • Key Windows When Using MRP
  • Exception Messages
  • MRP Inquiries
  • Calculating Manufacturing Lead Times
  • MRP Quantity Definitions

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand the setup for Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
  • Process a MRP Regeneration
  • Properly set up manufactured and component items to be planned by MRP
  • Transfer suggested purchasing and manufacturing orders to actual orders
  • Understand how to handle MRP exception messages
  • Use the inquiry windows associated with MRP and the practical uses of each

Module 12: Planning - Forecasting and Master Production Scheduling

In this chapter, Sales Forecasting will be explained. Discussion will follow on how Sales Forecasts can be used by Master Production Scheduling (MPS). Sales Forecasts can also be used by Materials Requirements Planning (MRP).


  • Forecast Consumption
  • Forecast Entry
  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Forecasting Inquiry

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Review how Sales Forecasts may be used with MRP
  • Enter and combine Sales Forecasts
  • Enter a Master Production Scheduling (MPS)

Module 13: Planning - Capacity Requirements Planning

In this chapter, Capacity Requirements Planning will be explained. Discussion will follow on how orders are scheduled.


  • Setup Procedures
  • Inquiry

After completing this chapter, students will be able to:

  • Understand the functionality of Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP)

Before attending this course, students should have:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP.
  • You must be proficient with the Inventory Control, Sales Order Processing and Purchase Order Processing modules. A Distribution Series training course is available to assist you with gaining this knowledge prior to attending this Manufacturing class