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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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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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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