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Introducing the new Warehouse Management and Transportation Management modules in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Introducing the new Warehouse Management and Transportation Management modules in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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Updated 2015-06-12. Originally published 2014-06-13.

For business and IT leaders in today’s digitally-connected world who want to deliver amazing customer experiences, your solution – Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 – is now available in 36 countries!

Read more general information on the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 here, in this blog post, or read what’s new in R3 on TechNet. Make sure to follow the Inside Microsoft Dynamics AX blog to receive the latest announcements on R3!

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 includes new Warehouse and Transportation management modules. This blog post will provide you with some links to what is new in these two modules.

The information on TechNet will be updated continuously when new content is available.

What’s new in warehouse management

  • You can configure inbound and outbound intelligent workflows.
  • You can assign orders to clusters to pick from a single location, and configure profiles to control the validation and packing of items into shipping containers. You can also alternate between picking strategies for batch and non-batch items.
  • You can create, implement, and release work by using batch-scheduled or manual processing of waves.
  • You can set up cycle counting thresholds, create ad-hoc cycle counting plans, schedule plans, and cycle count locations and items.
  • You can set up container groups to order the sequence of the packing process, and create templates to support packing strategies.
  • You can use scanners or other mobile devices to optimize precision in the picking and put-away processes.
  • CU8 - Use cross-docking to move packages of products through a warehouse while using limited or no storage.
  • CU8 - Set up a company policy for sales order fulfillment and create batch jobs to release sales orders and transfer orders to the warehouse.
  • CU8 - Allocate batch numbers.
  • CU8 - Receive items at a different warehouse than expected.
  • CU8 - Use product variants in warehouse management processes.
  • CU9 - It's now possible to show a configurable list of available work items on a warehouse mobile device.
  • CU9 - You can deduct unreserved inventory from existing replenishment work with demand replenishment.
  • CU9 - There are performance improvements for min/max replenishment processing.
  • CU9 - You can pack transfer orders into containers at the packing station.
  • CU9 - The Consolidation and Empty location with no incoming work location direction action strategies are available when moving inventory.
  • CU9 - You can use "Report as finished" on a mobile device in overproduction scenarios.
  • CU9 - The FEFO batch reservation strategy now takes the "Best before date" and the "Expiration date" of batches into account.
  • CU9 - It is now possible to reserve items across different batch numbers when releasing sales orders.
  • CU9 - It's possible to consolidate sales orders for the same customer into the same shipment when using the auto release to warehouse process.
  • CU9 - You can now have both transfer and sales orders in the same wave.

What’s new in transportation management

  • You can plan transportation for inbound and outbound shipments, manage routes, and consolidate shipments.
  • You can configure rating structures and shop for rates, based on charges such as fuel and customs duties.
  • You can view driver check-in and check-out history and driver logs.
  • CU8 - Use a load building workbench to automatically build loads based on the templates and strategy that you define.
  • CU9 - You can print multiple packing slips in the load planning workbench.
  • CU9 - There are additional fields available in the Bill of Lading.
  • CU9 - You can now turn off the freight reconciliation process if it is not used.
  • CU9 - There are performance improvements for the load planning workbench.

Resources

Explore

Warehouse Management System Implementation Guide

Download Center

Transportation Management System Implementation Guide

PartnerSource

CustomerSource

What's new: Warehouse management features

TechNet

What's new: Transportation management features

TechNet

Application User Library: Warehouse management

TechNet

Application User Library: Transportation management

TechNet

Class materials and recorded sessions from training sessions in Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Transportation Management System (TMS)

PartnerSource

CustomerSource

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Solution Demo VM for Warehouse and Transportation management

Blog by Dynamics AX CIR Team

How to extend Warehouse Management RF Interface in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Blog by Alex Anikiev

List of Microsoft Dynamics AX Monthly Webinars 2013-2014. The webinar for June 2014 has an introduction on WMS and TMS.

Blog by AX Support

Watch webinars on Microsoft Dynamics Learning Portal

List of AX videos

WMS - What's new in CU8?

TMS - What's new in CU8?

TMS Engines in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Watch the sessions from Convergence 2015 in Atlanta March 16-19. Once registered you can watch the following sessions about WMS and TMS:

Convergence 2015 Atlanta

Convergence Video Library

Microsoft Dynamics AX: Roadmap and strategy

Watch the sessions from Convergence in Barcelona November 4-6 2014. Once registered, you can watch the following sessions about WMS and TMS:

Convergence 2014 Europe

Convergence Video Library

Watch the sessions from Convergence in Atlanta March 4-7 2014. Just sign up for Virtual Convergence 2014. Once registered, you can search for the following sessions about WMS and TMS:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: How to utilize the new warehousing capabilities in manufacturing companies
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Optimize your distribution center using the new warehousing capabilities
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Transportation management
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3: Integrated warehousing and transportation management implementation

Virtual Convergence 2014

Presentations, videos and instructor-led labs from Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2015

CustomerSource

Presentations and videos from Microsoft Dynamics AX Technical Conference 2014

CustomerSource

Download white papers, printable guides and documentation for supported tools that can be used with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Download Center

Resources for Dynamics AX 2012 on TechNet

White paper: Reservations in Warehouse Management

White paper: Implementing and Deploying Transportation Management Engines

White paper: Performance considerations for warehouse management

White paper: Transportation management engines

White paper: Outbound transportation planning and execution

The New, Changed, and Deprecated Features for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 guide provides a summary of new and changed features that have been implemented in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, and Microsoft AX 2012 R3.

Please note that WMS II will be deprecated for the next major release after Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. For more info, visit TechNet.

TechNet

Download Center

Release notes for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

CustomerSource

 

Try

Customers, take Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 for a test drive today!

CustomerSource

Partners, take Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 for a test drive today!

PartnerSource

Cumulative update 8 (CU8) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

PartnerSource

Installation guide for CU8

New! Cumulative update 9 (CU9) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

PartnerSource

Installation guide for CU9

Dynamics AX In-Market Engineering blog

Demo data package and demo data scripts for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (Updated for CU8). Contains the following WMS & TMS demo scripts:

  • Batch orders and WMS integration (CU8)
  • Cross docking of product packages (CU8)
  • Variant Support and item scanning in CU8
  • Cluster pick (R3)
  • Constraints (R3)
  • Cycle counting (R3)
  • Fixed kanban and WMS integration (R3)
  • Inbound transportation planning (R3)
  • Integration of Warehouse management and Quality management (R3)
  • Outbound transportation planning (R3)
  • Outbound WMS flow (R3)
  • Production and WMS integration (R3)
  • Purchase order flow WMS Integration (R3)
  • Retail and WMS and TMS Integration (R3)
  • TMS Freight reconciliation (R3)
  • TMS Override charges (R3)

PartnerSource

Warehouse Management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 eLearning course (80694)

Dynamics Learning Portal

MLX

Transportation Management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 eLearning course (80693)

Dynamics Learning Portal

MLX

Try out Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services! It provides a cloud-based collaborative workspace that customers and their partners can use to manage Microsoft Dynamics AX projects from pre-sales to implementation and operations.

Lifecycle Services

LCS Engineering blog

TechNet

Sign up for Microsoft Dynamics AX R&D Feedback Community

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