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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Overproduction in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

  With the introduction of the new warehouse management capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, it is possible to Report as finished a production or batch order from a handheld device. The only disadvantage of using this capability is that you can’t overproduce. The user will be blocked by the error: Quantity reported as finished…

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Product Configuration Synchronous Execution

This blog post describes an new way of interacting synchronously from code with theConstraint-Based Product Configurator which has been introduced in MicrosoftDynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8.   Scenario The scenario that drove the introduction of this feature can be described as follows:   An external 3rd party sales configurator outside of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012…

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More about (dynamic) negative days

In short, negative days time fence represents the number of days you are willing to wait with negative inventory, before ordering new replenishment. But if you ever wondered yourself: ’How do the negative days really work?’, then keep reading. In this post: I will be explaining how planned orders get created, taking into account the…


Product Configuration Performance : Solver strategy

This post is part of the series of posts explaining performance improvements introduced in Constraint-Based Product Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8. The Solver strategy concept was first introduced in Cumulative update 7 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and has been extended in Cumulative update 8 for Dynamics AX 2012 R3. It now…

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Product Configuration Performance : Caching

This post is part of the series of posts explaining performance improvements introduced in Constraint-Based Product Configuration in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8.   Motivation The product configuration model is persisted in a normalized data model in the database. As a result of this, this tables in the data models will need to be…

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