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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Whitepaper "Lean manufacturing - Capable to promise and Kanban job scheduling" for CU6 now available for download

With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, two new concepts were introduced for lean manufacturing: Event kanbans,  which support build-to-order and assemble-to-order scenarios, and also – in combination with the product configurator – configure-to-order scenarios. Capable to promise (CTP), a new delivery date control method that can be used to calculate the expected delivery date at the time of…


Lean manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Event kanbans - the single piece flow

The ultimate lean goal – the single piece flow with zero inventories – is not an illusion. Many industries have been able to replace build to stock/supermarket by assemble to order scenarios that support single piece flow. Lean manufacturing for AX 2012 provides a powerful new instrument to support these scenarios: Kanban production and replenishment…

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