Dynamics AX Manufacturing R&D Team blog
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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
Generating put away work when reporting as finished from the Dynamics AX client
This new functionality is available with KB 2999768 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3 CU8. To find the HF you can use LCS Issue Search. What's new? In the AX2012 R3 release put away work could only be generated when you used the reporting as finished process on a mobile device...
22 Sep 2014
Deliver picked materials to the locations where the materials are consumed by operations in production
This new functionality is available with KB 2995227 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 an efficient process for raw material picking in production, it is now possible to split warehouse work for raw material...
22 Sep 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
Microsoft Dynamics AX Production floor app is available in the Microsoft Windows App store
Along with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Production floor app that works with the product. This app is compatible only with installations of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 or later. With the Production floor app, you have a mobile, actionable overview of the production...
17 Jun 2014
'Demand forecasting in Dynamics AX 2012 R3' whitepaper available for download
Download the paper from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43128 if you want to learn more about: - demand forecasting in Dynamics Ax 2012 R3 value proposition and market positioning - what this forecast tool is, but also what it isn't - functionality details - demand...
6 Jun 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
Supply chain excellence in manufacturing
Today I had the opportunity to take part at a Master Class on Supply chain management with Professor Martin Christopher from Cranfield University, Bedford, UK. The master class was hosted by Implement Consulting and the attendants were coming from all Industries in Denmark. Professor Christopher...
31 Oct 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
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
Logging and Tracing Dynamics AX MRP Runs
Understanding why software acts like it does can be an overwhelming task. There can be discrepancies between what we expect a program to do and what it actually does. The more complex a program is the more likely we are to experience these discrepancies. Master planning (MRP) in Microsoft Dynamics...
5 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
Lean manufacturing for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Event kanbans - the single piece flow
The ultimate lean goal – the single piece flow with zero inventories – is not an illusion. Many industries have been able to replace build to stock/supermarket by assemble to order scenarios that support single piece flow. Lean manufacturing for AX 2012 provides a powerful new instrument...
3 Dec 2012
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