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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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...
2 Jan 2015
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...
29 Dec 2014
Support for Recycled By-products in AX 2012 R3 CU8
This new functionality is available with KB 2989470 / HF 2989470 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3 CU8. To find the HF you can use LCS Issue Search. What’s new? To support recycled or recurrent products in process industry, it is now possible to use the same product as both...
4 Sep 2014
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...
29 Apr 2014
Now available: Cumulative Update 7, featuring the product change case management
With the recent release of Cumulative Update 7 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, the case management functionality of Microsoft Dynamics AX has been enhanced for documenting and releasing product changes to production. Many manufacturing companies will welcome this simple built in possibility of...
5 Nov 2013
Understanding the default configuration concept for constraint-based products
Introduction The default configuration concept enables users to start the product configuration process when the main product master data are available within a legal entity. You can learn more of the details of this concept in this post. The default configuration concept You must use the configuration...
15 Jul 2013
Whitepaper "Lean manufacturing - Capable to promise and Kanban job scheduling" for CU6 now available for download
With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, two new concepts were introduced for lean manufacturing: Event kanbans, which support build-to-order and assemble-to-order scenarios, and also – in combination with the product configurator – configure-to-order scenarios. Capable to promise (CTP)...
4 Jul 2013
Product configurator, new Calculations concept
In cumulative update 6 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we are introducing a new concept called Calculations in the Constraint-based product configuration models. Calculations have many similarities with constraints in the way they are created and maintained, but constraints are focused on limiting the number...
1 Jul 2013
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...
28 May 2013
Use of ingredient types for batch balancing in production
In an earlier blog post, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/axmfg/archive/2012/12/05/what-s-new-in-microsoft-dynamics-ax-2012-r2-potency-management.aspx#10421522 , we introduced the new capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 that support potency management business processes for process industries. This...
27 May 2013
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...
28 Feb 2013
Importing product configuration models into AX 2012 R2
Some of the new features in Product configurator for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 required that changes were made to the schema for product configuration models. As a result, if you want to import a product configuration model that was exported from a previous version of Microsoft Dynamics AX, you must...
5 Dec 2012
What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Batch order sequencing
Many process industries are faced with a need to sequence the production of their products by using multiple levels of complexity. Production is sequenced based on a particular criteria that is assigned the highest priority. Production within that sequence is then further sequenced based on additional...
4 Dec 2012
What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Attribute based pricing and batch balancing
In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we introduce the batch balancing and attribute based pricing features that are used with potency management . Batch balancin g feature enables you to modify a production formula by selecting the inventory batches of the active ingredients based on their current potency...
4 Dec 2012
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