Service management activities

Microsoft released the Service management module with AX 4.0 back in 2006 at the time I was Program manager for the area which meant responsible for the design of the module (“good” old waterfall model 🙂 with hundreds of pages of specifications). A few years later when I was on another area of AX, Microsoft…

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Procurement workflow in Dynamics AX 2012 – Love and hardship in an implementation

A while back I was implementing AX 2012 (R2 I believe – but I will illustrate the learnings in R3) in a Project heavy organization. I must admit that we underestimated the requirements in terms of the quite advanced requirements the customer had on the process of approving purchase orders. So the first take away…

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Load demand replenishment – How and thoughts

The last replenishment type is the load demand type. Like the other two types this is setup under WHS>Setup>Replenishment>Replenishment template: Contoso doesn’t have a load replenishment template, so go ahead and create one. Notice that Min and max is gone, the load demand is very simple in terms of setup. Contoso only have one Replenishment…

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Practical experiences on implementing the (WHS) warehouse module – Packing

In continuation on our experiences with implementing WHS Warehouse management I will go into the creation of works and packing the items into containers. Once we have a shipment with the correct sales order lines in it, this shipment will hit the wave template and get processed into work. An option when creating works is…

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Using dynamic query values (SysQueryRangeUtil) in Dynamics AX

Whenever I setup Cues for customers in AX 2012 I use dynamic filtering to create actionable cues representing relevant data. I do tend to forget the precise name of the methods and number of parenthesis etc. so here is the full list of end-user available methods based on the SysQueryRangeUtil class:   Most used: Name…

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Practical experiences on implementing the (WHS) warehouse module – Min/Max Replenishment

Practical experiences on implementing the (WHS) warehouse module – Min/Max Replenishment The Minimum/maximum replenishment template works somewhat differently than the previously discussed Wave replenishment. We used these two templates/strategies in combination because the Wave template can handle spikes in outgoing sales work and the Minimum-maximum keeps levels at a certain required level. The Min-max replenishment…

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Practical experiences on implementing the (WHS) warehouse module – Wave Replenishment

In continuation on our experiences with implementing WHS Warehouse management I will go into the findings we had in regards to Warehouse management replenishment. Replenishment starts with the user defining what replenishment strategy to pursue. There are three options: Wave demand, Load demand and Min/max. All to setup under WHS>Setup>Replenishment>Replenishment templates: Notice I have done…

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Setting up Calculation parameters for Time & Attendance

A long time ago I was responsible for what is commonly known as the Shop Floor module which we however at the time renamed to the Time&Attendance, Time&Attendance Payroll and Manufacturing execution modules. Recently I was thrown into these modules again specifically in the area of Time&Attendance payroll on a customer implementation. When setting up…

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Practical experiences on implementing the (WHS) warehouse module – Consolidating shipments

We recently went live with a customer on AX (it was a 2012 R3 CU10, below I have illustrated the learnings on AX “7”). The customer who is a producer, distributor and retailer of jewelry and luxury goods decided to implement their warehouse operation in the WHS warehouse module. The daily operations were hundreds to…

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Knowledge articles in Case management

When we made the Case management feature set for the Microsoft Dymanics AX 2012 release, we reused functionality and design concepts that were already in place. Some of the concepts we reused were service level agreements from Service management, and processes, transaction log, automatic activity generation, responsibilities and encyclopedia from Sales and marketing. Encyclopedia, as it was called in AX2009 and…

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