Using the Work Policy for warehouse processes in production

Warehouse processes don’t always include warehouse work. By using the new warehouse work policy introduced with KB3184505, you can omit work warehouse processes in production for specific products and locations. Below figure shows a scenario how the Work Policy can be used (double-click on the figures to make them bigger). In this scenario, we have two…

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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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Generating put away work when reporting as finished from the Dynamics AX client

This new functionality is available with KB 2999768 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3 CU8. To find the HF you can use LCS Issue Search. What’s new? In the AX2012 R3 release put away work could only be generated when you used the reporting as finished process on a mobile device for…

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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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Now available: Cumulative Update 7, featuring the product change case management

With the recent release of Cumulative Update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, the case management functionality of Microsoft Dynamics AX has been enhanced for documenting and releasing product changes to production. Many manufacturing companies will welcome this simple built in possibility of creating product change cases to document component substitutions in bills of…

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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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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…


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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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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