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: 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...
  • Blog Post: '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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Potency management

    With this blog entry, I would like you to familiarize you with the concepts that we have introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 to support potency management . Potency management lets users define products as having a concentration of an active ingredient. The concentration of active ingredient...
  • Blog Post: Separating tactical and operative planning for master scheduling

    Master scheduling has to deal with an increasing number of transactions, especially if a company goes through a lean transformation. The lean transformation leads to shorter lead times and smaller batch-sizes. Having reached the ideal of batch size one may suddenly increase the number of transactions...
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