Use of One Pallet for Shipping and for Receipt

By using the Item arrival journal in the Inventory and warehouse management module in AX2012 you can ship and receive a transfer order using the same pallet. In addition to the normal criteria that are used to validate pallet moves, the use of one pallet requires that the pallet is empty. If the pallet is…

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Visualizing Security in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Introduction Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 introduces role-based security, which makes security easier to manage. Relations between security roles, duties and privileges are complex. However, you can apply a tool to represent these relations in a grid. This document describes another way to represent security objects and the relations between these objects. DGML is an XML…


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Where is the Shop floor control module?

Introduction Those of you who know the Shop floor control module in Dynamics AX 2009 will notice that it is not a separate module in Dynamics AX 2012. This post gives you a quick overview of how to access the Shop floor control functionality in Dynamics AX 2012. Time attendance and Manufacturing execution The Shop…


Product-item data management services

Introduction In this blog entry we will provide guidelines for the use of new and modified product-item data management services. Product-item data management services The following services have been created or modified in order to enable manipulation of product-item data. These services are AIF document services so they follow all the conventions applicable to the…


Back ported features from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics AX 2009 (Close non-financial transfers, Inventory Reconciliation and Reporting)

Some of the new functionality that is created in the Dynamics AX development cycle brings about so much feedback from customers and partners that we decide to back port the features to previous versions of Dynamics AX products. The back ported features become available as part of hot fixes or service packs to previous versions…


Service products in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 new capabilities of selling and procuring products, decoupled from inventory control, have been introduced. The purpose of this post is to describe the difference between stocked and non-stocked products of type service and to provide general recommendation about this subject. Item definitions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 and earlier Microsoft…


WMS enhancements in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

This posting describes some of the enhancements of the WMS functionality that were added in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Storing and updating the requested ship date on shipments The WMSShipment table now stores the latest date where the shipment must be delivered in order to meet the requested ship date. This information is displayed in…


Operational Sites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Operational Sites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 As companies grow and operations are distributed across multiple geographic locations, there is a growing desire for shared business processes alongside processes that are tailored to the needs of specific parts of the business. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 introduced multisite hierarchy and supporting features which enable customers to…


Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 SCM White Papers: Code Upgrade (InventTrans refactoring, Item-Product Data Management, Operational Resource Model)

The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 SCM code upgrade white papers have been available for download on MSDN. Enjoy! Implementing InventTrans Refactoring – Discusses the refactoring of the InventTrans table and common design patterns. Also discusses how to implement these changes when developing new features or updating existing features. Implementing the Item-Product Data Management Framework –…