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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Checklist for improving MRP performance - Part 1: How to run MRP

If Master Planning (MRP) runtime is too long, here are a couple of simple things you can try in order to improve it. The list was compiled for Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012, so parts of the checklist may not apply to earlier versions. You must, of course, try these out on a test environment first and, if you…


Generating put away work when reporting as finished from the Dynamics AX client

This new functionality is available with KB 2999768 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3 CU8. To find the HF you can use LCS Issue Search. What’s new? In the AX2012 R3 release put away work could only be generated when you used the reporting as finished process on a mobile device for…

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Setting up the production input location

This new functionality is available with KB 2995227 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3 CU8. To find the HF you can use LCS Issue Search. What’s new? To support an efficient process for raw material picking in production, it is now possible to split warehouse work for raw material picking per route…

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Lean manufacturing: Picking activities and kanban line events

When using Lean manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you can model production flows that use multiple activities to produce a single product. This was described in the whitepaper, Lean Manufacturing: Production flows and activities, in the section “Semi-finished” on page 26. In that context, “semi-finished” refers to the output product from an activity that…

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Choosing the right coverage setting for when to Fulfill minimum

Why this blog post?Multiple people have asked how the four different options to Fulfill minimum works and I was missing a detailed description of this. Therefore, I decided to describe the different options to ‘Fulfill minimum’ in Microsoft Dynamics AX. So here we go:Fulfill minimum defines when the Minimum (in this case 10) should be…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX Production floor app is available in the Microsoft Windows App store

Along with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Production floor app that works with the product. This app is compatible only with installations of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 or later. With the Production floor app, you have a mobile, actionable overview of the production jobs that need your attention…

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'Demand forecasting in Dynamics AX 2012 R3' whitepaper available for download

Download the paper from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43128 if you want to learn more about: – demand forecasting in Dynamics Ax 2012 R3 value proposition and market positioning – what this forecast tool is, but also what it isn’t – functionality details – demand forecasting parameters and how to set them up – troubleshooting and improving demand forecasting performance


Product Configuration: Setting values based on system variables - example, current user ID

In this blog post we will describe how you can  set valuesbased on the current user ID by leveraging system-defined table constraintstogether with the build-in query range methods.   If you are familiar with the Product Builder configurator,you may by familiar with the User Profilefeature where you can associate a collection of default values with…

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