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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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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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 – Attribute based pricing and batch balancing

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we introduce the batch balancing and attribute based pricing features that are used with potency management. Batch balancing feature enables you to modify a production formula by selecting the inventory batches of the active ingredients based on their current potency. Attribute based pricing is applied to the pricing of…

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New capability of step consumption in process manufacturing AX2012

Let me provide some context behind the decision to introduce step consumption capability in Process Manufacturing  Dynamics AX2012. Discrete manufacturing almost always involves linear consumption of ingredients – four tires are required to put together a car. Whereas in process manufactured products consumption can be linear and it can also be non-linear. As the home…

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