On the manufacturing setup the Dampener % says - Specifies a percentage of an item's lot size by which an existing supply must change before a planning suggestion is made.

This is not how most people view the Dampener % or would like it to work. Unless you are a standard cost company you don;t typically fill in the lot size field for manufactured items and never for purchased items.

Ideally planning would compare the Original Quantity to the Suggested quantity by planning and if the difference in within the dampener and larger than the demand there would be no planning message presented.

Example 1 (dampener set to 10%)
Sales Order for 1000 pcs due 6/1/2020
Purchase or Production Order for 1000 pcs due 6/1/2020
Change the sales order to 999 pcs
Expected result - would leave the PO at 1000 pcs as it is within the 10% dampener

Example 2
Change the sales order to 700 pcs
Expected result - Change quantity message to 700 pcs since it is outside the 10%
Category: Inventory
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Ideas Administrator

Thank you for this suggestion! Currently this is not on our roadmap. We are tracking this idea and if it gathers more votes and comments we will consider it in the future.

Best regards,
Business Central Team