Dynamics AX Manufacturing R&D Team blog

The blog contains contributions from the AX R&D team on manufacturing covering topics like MRP, discrete, lean, & process manufacturing

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  • Blog Post: Checklist for improving MRP performance - Part 2: How to setup planning parameters

    If Master Planning (MRP) runtime is too long, here are a couple of simple things you can try in order to improve it. You must, of course, try these out on a test environment first and, if you see an improvement, apply the same settings to the production environment. It is recommended that you apply one...
  • Blog Post: Checklist for improving MRP performance - Part 1: How to run MRP

    If Master Planning (MRP) runtime is too long, here are a couple of simple things you can try in order to improve it. The list was compiled for Microsoft Dynamics Ax 2012, so parts of the checklist may not apply to earlier versions. You must, of course, try these out on a test environment first and, if...
  • Blog Post: Product Configuration: Setting values based on system variables - example, current user ID

    In this blog post we will describe how you can set values based on the current user ID by leveraging system-defined table constraints together with the build-in query range methods. If you are familiar with the Product Builder configurator, you may by familiar with the User Profile feature where...
  • Blog Post: Working with Overlap in Microsoft Dynamics AX

    Conducting Dynamics AX Manufacturing training for a class in Malaysia, it became clear that the current documentation on Overlap in Dynamics AX was not telling the full story. Therefore, I decided to write this blog. So, what is Transfer batch and Overlap quantity? In Dynamics AX ‘Transfer...
  • Blog Post: Product Configuration - Physical data model for user selected values

    A constraint-based configurator was shipped with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. In this post, we will provide an overview of the data model that is used to persist the values that you can select when you configure a product using the constraint-based configurator. At first glance, you will...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Developer perspective on the Selection list

    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Developer perspective on the Selection list Extending the Selection list to other list pages In a previous blog titled Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Selection List , I described how this simple feature can help you keep and manipulate a persistent selection...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 - Selection List

    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 - Selection List A feature that enables persistent selections on list pages In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX, the paging, selection methods, and actions that were available on list pages varied across the different areas of the product. For example, some...
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