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Creation of Work Center Master in D365 BC

Creation of Work Center Master in D365 BC:

(1) In this blog, we will get to know about the creation of the Work Center in D365 BC. This is used to define the process of making finished goods.

(2) Open D365 BC, and enter Work Centers in the search bar, as shown.

search work centers in business central

(3) Work Centers List page opens. Press the “New” button for the new work center (if you want to modify it, then double click on the “No.” and do the changes accordingly), as shown.

Create new work center in business central

(4) After doing the above steps, the Work Center Card opens and enters the information, as shown below.

  • General Tab:
Work Center General Tab in D65 BC
Field NameNature of FieldField Description
No.MandatorySpecifies the number of the involved entry or records, according to the specified number series.
NameMandatorySpecifies the name of the work center.
Work Center Group CodeMandatorySpecifies the work center group, if the work center or underlying machine center is assigned to a work center group.
Alternate Work CenterOptionalSpecifies an alternate work center.
Search DescriptionAuto FillSpecifies an alternate name that you can use to search for the record in question when you cannot remember the value in the Name field.
BlockedOptionalSpecifies that the related record is blocked from being posted in transactions, for example, a customer that is declared insolvent or an item that is placed in quarantine
Last Date ModifiedAuto FillSpecifies when the work center card was last modified.
  • Line:
Line Tab in Business Central
Field NameNature of FieldField Description
Direct Unit CostMandatory in case of advance manufacturing and item costSpecifies the cost of one unit of the selected item or resource.
Indirect Cost %Mandatory in case of advance manufacturing and item costSpecifies the percentage of the center’s cost that includes indirect costs, such as machine maintenance.
Overhead RateMandatory in case of advance manufacturing and item costSpecifies the overhead rate of this work center.
Unit CostMandatory in case of advance manufacturing and item costSpecifies the cost of one unit of the item or resource on the line.
Unit Cost CalculationMandatorySpecifies the unit cost calculation that is to be made.
Specific Unit CostMandatory in case of advance manufacturing and item costSpecifies where to define the unit costs.
Department CodeOptionalSpecifies the code for the global dimension that is linked to the record or entry for analysis purposes. Two global dimensions, typically for the company’s most important activities, are available on all cards, documents, reports, and lists.
Project CodeOptionalSpecifies the code for the global dimension that is linked to the record or entry for analysis purposes. Two global dimensions, typically for the company’s most important activities, are available on all cards, documents, reports, and lists.
Subcontractor No.Mandatory in case of SubcontractingSpecifies the number of a subcontractor who supplies this work center.
Flushing MethodMandatory in case of advanced levelSpecifies the method to use to calculate and handle output at the work center. Manual: Output must be posted manually by using the output journal. Forward: Output is automatically calculated and posted when you change the status of a simulated, planned (or firm planned) production order to Released. You can still post output manually from the output journal. Backward: Output is automatically calculated and posted when you change the status of a released production order to Finished or when the last operation is finished. You can still post output manually from the output journal. The setting you make in this field is copied to the Flushing Method field on the production order routing line according to the machine/work center of the master routing, but you can change the field for an individual production order to allow a different output (or consumption) posting of that order.
Gen. Prod Posting GroupMandatorySpecifies the item’s product type to link transactions made for this item with the appropriate general ledger account according to the general posting setup.
  • Scheduling:
work center scheduling in d365 bc
Field NameNature of FieldField Description
Unit Of Measure CodeMandatorySpecifies how each unit of the item or resource is measured, such as in pieces or hours. By default, the value in the Base Unit of Measure field on the item or resource card is inserted.
CapacityMandatory in case of advanced levelSpecifies the capacity of the work center.
EfficiencyMandatory in case of advanced levelSpecifies the efficiency factor as a percentage of the work center.
Consolidated CalendarMandatorySpecifies whether the consolidated calendar is used.
Shop Calendar CodeMandatorySpecifies the shop calendar code that the planning of this work center refers to.
Queue TimeMandatory in case of advanced levelSpecifies the queue time of the work center.
Queue Time Unit of Meas. CodeMandatory in case of advanced levelSpecifies the queue time unit of measure code.
  • Warehouse:
work center warehouse in d365 bc
Field NameNature of FieldField Description
Location CodeMandatory in case of WarehouseSpecifies the location where the work center operates by default.
Open Shop Floor Bin CodeMandatory in case of WarehouseSpecifies the bin that functions as the default open shop floor bin at the work center.
To-Production Bin CodeMandatory in case of WarehouseSpecifies the bin in the production area where components that are picked for production are placed by default before they can be consumed.
From-Production Bin CodeMandatory in case of WarehouseSpecifies the bin in the production area where finished end items are taken by default when the process involves warehouse activity.

(5) After doing the above steps, created work center is mapped in Routing Master.


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