Improved packing functionality (Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611) How to set up outbound flows with packing processes

Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611 – Improved packing functionality   Based on the input that we have received from many of our customers and partners, we have improved the packing station experience in Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611 (November 2016) to make sure that it seamlessly integrates with the rest of the warehouse workflows….

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Inbound consignment inventory

This blog provides an overview of the new inbound consignment inventory capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611 (November 2016) release. Overview It is possible to have consignment inventory owned by a vendor but stored at your site. When you’re ready to consume or use the inventory, you take over ownership of the inventory….


What’s new in CU12 for WMS and TMS

Cumulative update 12 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now available for download on Lifecycle Services, PartnerSource and Customersource. In this blog post, we will give you an overview of the feature improvements for warehouse and transportation management. If you want more details about the release of CU12, see the Dynamics AX In-Market Engineering…

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Inbound pick-and-drop (inbound staging) in Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations

Scenarios There are several usage scenarios in the inbound pick-and-drop process. Imagine that the aisles in the warehouse that warehouse workers use to get to put-away locations are very narrow because companies want to save floor space and store as many items as possible. This often requires dedicated equipment and warehouse workers who are trained…

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Automatic and manual item reallocation during short picking – Dynamics 365 for Operations (1611)

Introduction In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 you could short pick an item while executing the initial picking of an outbound work line using a mobile device. One of the challenges with that design is that after short picking, it was difficult to easily identify an alternative item location. This meant for the short-picked quantities…

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Processing work that is awaiting demand replenishment

Introduction Previously it was not possible to start processing work header that were awaiting demand replenishment since the header and not the affected lines were blocked. This is not optimal for all situations, e.g. if the work order contained many lines and only a few needed replenishments, the warehouse workers could not start picking but…

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Controlling reservations for Warehouse Management enabled items (WHS) – Part 2

In this blog post we are going to go into details about how you can gain more control of your reservations by introducing a new reservation strategy. If the reservation of warehouse management enabled items is not fresh in your memory, take a look at Controlling reservations for warehouse management enabled items (WHS) – Part…

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Running the allocation step of Wave processing in parallel

This blog post applies to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU11 and KB 3153040. Wave processing is used to generate work for the warehouse. The processing can be time consuming and majority of the processing time is spent in the allocation step and in the work creation step. It is now possible to run the…

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What’s new in CU11 for WMS and TMS

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Cumulative Update 11 is now available for download on Lifecycle Services, CustomerSource and PartnerSource. This release includes several improvements for warehouse and transportation management. For detailed information on the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU11, please refer to the Dynamics AX In-Market Engineering blog. In this post we’ll…


Use of license plates associated with a container type to drive warehouse management processes

When using Warehouse management II, you can use different types of pallets to control storage policies. Similarly, when using the Warehouse management module in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, you can now associate a container type with a license plate. This is available with the following KB articles: KB 3162642 – Need pallet type and…