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FG(Finished Goods) Item Tracking In Microsoft Dynamics NAV(Navision)

Most of the persons having confusion about Item Tracking in Dynamics NAV/Navision, for solving that in this blog explains about, How to setup the Item tracking procedure in Navision, Assigning Serial And Lot Numbers In the Work Order for Item Tracking, Posting FG From Output Journal in the case of Item Tracking, Posting Shipment (Sales Order Posting) difference when its a Item Tracking type of Sales.
Select the Item, for which Serial No: and Lot No: tracking required.
Then Select the Item Tracking Tab from The Item Card.

Place the cursor in the Item Tracking Code field and press F6. Then, a window will appear where you have to specify the Item Tracking code and Description.
Then select the Item Tracking (Button) –>Card. Specify the details as below.

Assigning Lot Numbers

This is the major setup area.
Go to Serial No: Tab; Select the options you needed to track.
After that go to Lot No: Tab, select the options you required.
Then, Misc Tab, for Expiry Date setup.
Then Press ESC to close the Window and Select the Code You given and Press OK.

Then click on the Serial No. & Lot No. Fields in the Item Tracking Tab (Of Item Card) and assign number series for each of them respectively.
Enter the Expiration Calculation information if needed.

Assigning Serial And Lot Numbers In the Work Order

Release or Select the work order that needed to assign Serial & Lot Numbers

Go to Line–>Item Tracking Lines

  • For auto generate Serial Number and Lot Number follow below procedure

    Select Functions–>Assign Serial No

    Enter the value in ‘Quantity to Create’ Field (How many Items required to assign Serial No :).
If you want to create a new Lot Number then select the Create New Lot No. Field. After that Press OK, then the System will generate Serial No’s For the Qty, automatically.
  • For manually generate Serial Number and Lot Number follow below procedure

    Select the Functions–>Create Customized SN

    Then following kind of window will appear.

    Enter Customized SN (Customized Serial Number), Increment, Quantity to Create (how many items needed to create the Serial Number), Create New Lot No (If a new Lot No Req.) and press OK, then the System will generate Serial No’s For the Qty, automatically with Your Customized Serial No: .

Posting FG From Output Journal

Go to the Manufacturing–>Execution–>Output Journal
Enter the Release Production Order Number in the ‘Production Order Number’ Field and then select Function–>Explode Routing.

Enter the Output Qty to post,
Then go to Line–>Item Tracking Lines to view the tracking details.

Then you will get following type of page showing tracking details

Then Post It.

Posting Shipment (Sales Order Posting)

Go to the Sales Order select the Item, then go to

Line–>Item Tracking Lines

Then select the Serial Number field to select the appropriate Serial Number for Shipment and press ESC.

Rests of the procedures are same For Shipment and Invoicing.

Jubel Thomas Joy, a 16+ year Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/NAV/Navision expert, founded "Navision Planet" in 2009. Certified in Business Central , D365 - Commerce and many more. He blogs on the latest updates and various modules of Business Central & LS Central, showcasing expertise in SQL, Microsoft Power Platforms, and over 150 organizations of work experience.


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