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: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: Kitting in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 using product configuration and sales event kanbans

    Many Microsoft Dynamics AX users have asked for a solution that supports kitting. To support a kitting solution, two primary components are needed: Configuration of a kit for the order management An activity that assembles the kit Many ERP and SCM solutions support kitting as part of the...
  • Blog Post: What's new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Lot inheritance

    Process industries often produce items for which certain characteristics, or attributes, of the ingredients need to be transferred or inherited to the manufactured items. These manufactured items may be finished goods and/or co-products. In many cases, only certain characteristics need to be inherited...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: New capability of step consumption in process manufacturing AX2012

    Let me provide some context behind the decision to introduce step consumption capability in Process Manufacturing Dynamics AX2012. Discrete manufacturing almost always involves linear consumption of ingredients - four tires are required to put together a car. Whereas in process manufactured products...
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