I am writing this post to expose one of the new capabilities that for various reasons has not received the attention it deserves. This is the new on-hand inventory list page for batches. This is a really cool one stop shop for Karl, materials manager or for Sammy, John and other personas who need to know the details of inventory. Using this list page will do wonders for the productivity of these scenarios.
We have put together most of the capabilities tied to inventory batches on this one list page. In previous versions, this capability did not exist and users had to go through different places in the menus to perform different actions. This consumed extra time and clicks, was difficult to learn and operate.
Below you will find a quick summary of what inventory batch related information is available and what actions can be performed from this list page.
In the grid
All inventory batches will display in this grid. You can use standard filter capabilities to narrow down the list to specific products, sites, warehouses as you desire.
On the ribbon
In the fact boxes
There are five fact boxes
Availability of this data in fact boxes saves the user from opening up multiple forms to preview this information. The calculation results shown in the fact box are dynamic - so these are summarized or detailed depending on the inventory dimensions chosen on the list page.
In the preview pane
Here again main goal for us has been to save the user from opening multiple forms. So as user browses through inventory batch records, disposition history, shelf life information and vendor batch detail information is made easily available for preview in this pane.
If you have suggestions to further improve this capability, please email me.