Information about the cubage measurement and the weight measurement on inventory items in Microsoft Dynamics NAV


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This article describes the cubage measurement and the weight measurement on inventory items in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

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If you want to measure cubage and weight on items for storage purposes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you must have the Warehouse Management granule (4620) to use for this functionality. You can use the Item Units of Measure dialog box. To open the Item Units of Measure dialog box, click the lookup button in the Base Unit of Measure field in the Item Card dialog box. In the Item Units of Measure dialog box, there are fields that can be displayed to help with the physical dimensions of an item. For example, you can show the Height field, the Width field, the Length field, the Cubage field and the Weight field for an item. In order to show these fields, you can right-click the header in the Item Units of Measure dialog box, and then click Show column.



For example, if you have an "Item Unit of Measure" value of "PCS" and type 10 in the Height field, the Width field and the Length field, the Cubage field will automatically calculate value to be 1000. You can enter the weight individually for each unit of measure. As soon as you have the cubage calculated on the items, Microsoft Dynamics NAV use the maximum cubage for the Bin to compare and then make sure that too many items are not put away into the Bin.

In this example, we assume that the empty Bin has a maximum cubage of 1,500. When I try to enter a quantity of 2 into the warehouse journal, you receive the following message:
Cubage to place (2000) exceeds the available capacity (1500) on Bin (Bin Number). Do you still want to use this Bin?

If you click Yes and then try to register this document, you will receive a message that states that you cannot register the document because of the exceeding of the maximum cubage that is assigned to the Bin.

Note Realize the degree that your Bins limits are respected is controlled by the Bin Capacity Policy field in the location card.

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