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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Support for Recycled By-products in AX 2012 R3 CU8

This new functionality is available with KB 2989470 / HF 2989470 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 recycled or recurrent products in process industry, it is now possible to use the same product as both input and…

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Working with Overlap in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Conducting Dynamics AX Manufacturing training for a class in Malaysia, it became clear that the current documentation on Overlap in Dynamics AX was not telling the full story. Therefore, I decided to write this blog. So, what is Transfer batch and Overlap quantity? In Dynamics AX ‘Transfer batch’ is the field used to control an…


Use of ingredient types for batch balancing in production

In an earlier blog post, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axmfg/archive/2012/12/05/what-s-new-in-microsoft-dynamics-ax-2012-r2-potency-management.aspx#10421522, we introduced the new capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 that support potency management business processes for process industries. This blog provides more information about the four ingredient types that were introduced, None, Active, Compensating, and Filler, and the impact that they have on how quantities are calculated for batch…

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What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Batch order sequencing

Many process industries are faced with a need to sequence the production of their products by using multiple levels of complexity. Production is sequenced based on a particular criteria that is assigned the highest priority. Production within that sequence is then further sequenced based on additional criteria that are assigned appropriate priorities. For example, a…

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What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Lot inheritance

Process industries often produce items for which certain characteristics, or attributes, of the ingredients need to be transferred or inherited to the manufactured items. These manufactured items may be finished goods and/or co-products. In many cases, only certain characteristics need to be inherited since these characteristics may become diluted when mixed with other ingredients. In…

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What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Potency management

With this blog entry, I would like you to familiarize you with the concepts that we have introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 to support potency management. Potency management lets users define products as having a concentration of an active ingredient. The concentration of active ingredient can be used to affect the amount of…

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AX2012 process manufacturing integrates to manufacturing execution

In previous versions it was not possible to collect data on shop floor for process manufactured products. Many customers use both process and discrete manufacturing capabilities in Dynamics AX in their environments regardless of whether they are generally dealing with process manufactured products or with assembled products. Therefore in AX2012 it was made possible to…

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