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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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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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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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…


Setting up the production output location

This new functionality is available with KB 2995954 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 putting away produced products, it is now possible to define an output location specific for a production or a batch…

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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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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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