Transportation Management System Implementation Guide

We're glad to announce that the Transportation Management System Implementation Guide for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now available. You can download it from PartnerSource or CustomerSource.

The purpose of the document is to provide functional and technical guidance to users looking to implement or use the transportation management systems provided as part of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. The features that are mentioned in the document are grouped in the following scenario groups:

  • Setup
  • Transportation planning
  • Selection of the carrier
  • Freight reconciliation
  • Appointment scheduling

The document then proceeds with a case study of the setup requirements for those scenario groups with detailed information about the various fields in the module and a case study for the setup of a rating engine.

Comments (4)

  1. Peter Collé says:

    Question:  Where can I find some information regarding: how to add landed cost towards Transfer Orders and post the transportation invoice to the inventory value?

  2. Hi Peter

    Microsoft Dynamics AX + TMS does not support absorption of transportation cost into Inventory cost when moving goods between locations via Transfer order. We do acknowledge the requirement and we will add it to our feature backlog and address it in a future release of AX .

    1. Ben Warder says:


      Have there been any advancements in the use of TMS with respect to absorbing costs into inventory and transfer orders? I have a customer requirement to build containers from open POs and then receipt into a transit warehouse to then receive in the customer warehouse. Costs need to be apportioned based on the volume of the SKU within the container.

      Any help or advise here would be greatly appreciated – this is for D365.

  3. Reinhardt Schleicher says:


    we have tried to setup routes and rates for sea freight, but we struggled again and again when using Load- and Route-Workbench from a purchase order. After Debugging the Prozess, we found, that we have done the Setup too precise as this prevent from finding the right route and/or rate. But at least we haven't got the rate transferred as a Charge to the purchase line.

    Is there a document available with a description, which parts need to be defined to be found by one of the engines (esp.Mileage). In my example we have defined the Route plan in the Routing Guide with hubs and Zone master.

    At least in my opinion for sea freight we need a new engine for Tonns/Miles or MetricTonns/Kilometer. But this is not necessary at this time.

    Do you have any hint for us?

    Kind regards,


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