Introduction to Containerization – Automated packing process in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Overview In addition to the manual packing functionality that was introduced in my previous post, the new Warehouse management system also provides a feature, Containerization, which supports an automated or guided packing process. In this process, containerization assists the user by: Automatically calculating required containers for the outbound shipment based on product and container physical…

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Manual packing functionality in Warehouse management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Overview The new Warehouse management system in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 introduces the concept of Containers. Containers represent the physical structure in which products are packed during shipping, and you can keep track of the container information in the system. This can be useful during transportation planning, especially in the case where shipping charges…

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Knowledge articles in Case management

When we made the Case management feature set in the AX 2012 release we reused a number of existing functionality or design concepts already in place in other areas of AX. Some of the concepts we used to work with cases were: Service level agreements from the Service management module and Processes, transaction log, automatic…

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Introducing Purchase inquiries in AX 2012 R2, CU6

With the release of the Cumulative update 6 (CU6) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 on June 26th we introduced an optional extension on the Purchase order process, the Purchase inquiry. The Purchase inquiry can be thought of as simply an additional optional Document status step on the purchase order which now contains the following…

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Delivery due date notification workflow

A customer recently asked uswhat the Delivery due date notification workflow in the Procurement and sourcing module is used for and how it works. My colleague, Christian Olsson, created the following response which I hope can help others who asks themselves a similar question. The Delivery due date notification workflow is closely related to purchase…

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What’s New in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for Product Information Management

This blog post describes some of the enhancements to the Product Information Management (PIM)area that have been implemented in the R2 release after the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM). Discovering the small secrets of the Authorized bycompany fact box Yes, it almost qualifies as an Easter egg! If you resize the Authorized by…


An AX environmental process map in detail

I recently reviewed the new training material for the AX2012 version of the Environmental dashboard (EMS). A little late in the process I realized that the details on the Environmental process map were a bit insufficient for this feature. I wanted to remedy this since it is really a very “presentable” part of the environmental dashboard…

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Electronic signature in Dynamics AX

Most presentations I have made during the last few years have involved one or more personas. Shannon the machine operator, Lisa the Customer Service representative, Charlie the CEO, Lars the Shop supervisor etc.etc. At a presentation a few years back I had to introduce a new persona which we didn’t have in our normal persona…

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Installing a stand-alone Dynamics AX 2012 on Windows 8

It took a little while but finally I managed to get my AX up and running on Windows 8. For those of you who want to do the same, here are a couple of pointers: SharePoint 2010 is as tricky as it was on Windows 7. This KB article will help out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx Note that…

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