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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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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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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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: 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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Supply chain excellence in manufacturing

Today I had the opportunity to take part at a Master Class on Supply chain management with Professor Martin Christopher from Cranfield University, Bedford, UK. The master class was hosted by Implement Consulting and the attendants were coming from all Industries in Denmark.   Professor Christopher succeeded to draw a relevant picture of the future…

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Understanding the default configuration concept for constraint-based products

Introduction The default configuration concept enables users to start the product configuration process when the main product master data are available within a legal entity. You can learn more of the details of this concept in this post. The default configuration concept You must use the configuration technology Constraint-based when you configure product masters and…


Product Configuration - Physical data model for user selected values

A constraint-based configurator was shipped with MicrosoftDynamics AX 2012. In this post, we will provide an overview of the data modelthat is used to persist the values that you can select when you configure aproduct using the constraint-based configurator.         At first glance, you will notice that there are severaltables involved. If…

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Kitting in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 using product configuration and sales event kanbans

Many Microsoft Dynamics AX users have asked for a solution that supports kitting. To support a kitting solution, two primary components are needed: Configuration of a kit for the order management An activity that assembles the kit Many ERP and SCM solutions support kitting as part of the Warehouse management or logistics functionality. Without having…

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Importing product configuration models into AX 2012 R2

Some of the new features in Product configurator for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 required that changes were made to the schema for product configuration models. As a result, if you want to import a product configuration model that was exported from a previous version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, you must make sure that the…

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