Using the Work Policy for warehouse processes in production

Warehouse processes don’t always include warehouse work. By using the new warehouse work policy introduced with KB3184505, you can omit work warehouse processes in production for specific products and locations. Below figure shows a scenario how the Work Policy can be used (double-click on the figures to make them bigger). In this scenario, we have two…

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Reporting raw material consumption with the hand held device

With KB-3164415 a new work flow for the hand held device has been introduced. This work flow enables the user to report raw material consumption for production and batch orders. This work flow is for example relevant when there is a strict requirement for material traceability. In that case e exact time and quantity for must be…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Product Configuration : Enterprise Portal

In this blog post I will explain how on user interactions are handled by the product configuration module for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 on the Enterprise portal.     The figure above, is a high level illustration of how user interactions in general are processed on the Enterprise Portal (EP) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. The…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Product Configuration: Windows client processing

In this blog post I will elaborate on the processing of configuration models in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3. Figure 1 Client 1 loads a configuration model using an RPC call to the AOS to retrieve an XML representation of the configuration model. After this the processing of the configuration session happens on…

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Round up work for raw material picking to match the handling unit

This blog post describes the functionality of a new hofix that is released in the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in article 3120530.  After installing this hotfix it is now possible to configure the location directive for raw material picking, so work can be rounded up to the nearest handling unit in which the material is…

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Support for BOMs that includes items with different product dimensions of the same item

This blog post describes new functionality released with the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in article 3089402. When using one or multiple of the product dimensions in production, you can have situations where you would like to produce an item, based on a different variant of the same item. There are many scenarios where this can be…

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Reporting as finished with the option to mark the order as ended

This blog post describes a new hofix that is released in the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in article 3124753. When reporting a batch order or a production order as finished with End job, the order state will be updated to Reported as finished. This state indicates that no more finished goods are going to be…

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Recommended settings for materials that acts as consumables in production

The core team has been engaged in a couple of requests about how to set up raw materials that acts as consumables in production. In these requests the following characteristics has been used for consumables: They are never stored in the raw material warehouse, but filled up directly at the production locations, therefore warehouse work…

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New support for serial number registration in production

The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, which is planned for release in mid-October, enables scenarios where registration of a component’s serial number can be postponed until the time of consumption in production. Here is one of the customer scenarios we have been looking at: Most of the components we use for our…

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Order picking from license plate locations

The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, that is planned to be released mid-October, enables order picking from license plate locations for raw material picking. This hotfix also introduces a policy that controls the status of the material line after raw material picking has been completed. Order picking from license plate locations For raw…

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