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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Product Configuration Synchronous Execution
This blog post describes an new way of interacting synchronously from code with the Constraint-Based Product Configurator which has been introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU8. Scenario The scenario that drove the introduction of this feature can be described as follows: An external...
9 Apr 2015
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
Reporting as finished to an output location specific for the production order
This new functionality is available with KB 2995954 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 putting away produced products, it is now possible to define an output location specific for...
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
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
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
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 – 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...
4 Dec 2012
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...
12 Oct 2012
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