Supply Chain Management in Dynamics AX

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  • Blog Post: Inventory on-hand movements/transfers using the mobile device menus

    In this blog post you will be able to read about how to use mobile device menus to record physical movements of inventory on-hand, both within a warehouse as well as between warehouses. The screen shots in this blog post are taken from the new Dynamics AX, but all the content applies to AX2012 R3...
  • Blog Post: Using route schedules in TMS with CU10

    Posted on behalf of Simon Juul. Many companies have agreements with customers to deliver their orders on a regular basis, for example weekly deliveries. In order for TMS in AX to be able to support transportation routes executed regularly, a new feature for “scheduled routes” have been...
  • Blog Post: Using WMS processes with project management activities in CU10

    This blog post describes how to process warehouse management activities related to project management when having warehouses and products enabled to Use warehouse management processes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU10. This functionality is also available from LCS with KB 3096930 . Processing...
  • Blog Post: Enable picking of sales serial number items with R3 warehouse management processes

    As part of the planned enhancements around serial number functionalities, the capability of picking sales serial number items is now possible when using the AX 2012 R3 CU10 warehouse management processes. You can also find it on LCS with KB 3072929 . This functionality enables the process of capturing...
  • Blog Post: What’s new in CU10 for WMS and TMS

    Cumulative Update 10 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now here! We are as usual happy to say that this release includes several improvements for warehouse and transportation management. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU10 is available for download on Lifecycle Services , PartnerSource and CustomerSource...
  • Blog Post: Controlling reservations for warehouse management enabled items (WHS) – Part 1

    By Lennart Conrad, Microsoft This blog posting describes how you can make small code modifications to control how reservations will be handled. The WHS reservation system makes it possible to do reservations on different levels which represents how specific inventory dimension are used. By associating...
  • Blog Post: Barcode Scanning in the Mobile Device

    One of the major innovative features we introduced with the R3 release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 was the advanced warehousing system with the warehouse mobile devices portal and the subsequent support for using embedded devices for efficient warehouse workflows. The key assumption with this technology...
  • Blog Post: Heads up: Some WMS related blog posts

    Vanya Kashperuk is a valued member of our R&D team and he has his own blog where he writes tutorials, tips and walkthroughs of his interest areas in Dynamics AX. You can find his blog here: Vanya Kashperuk's Blog . He has written quite a few high quality blog posts concerning the new warehouse management...
  • Blog Post: Creating Custom Solutions with the Warehouse Mobile Device Portal

    This is the third in the series of blog posts focusing on the warehouse mobile device portal (WMDP). This portal was released as part of the advanced warehousing solution in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 – and we have been trying to explore the powerful ways you have to customize the warehouse...
  • Blog Post: Warehouse Mobile Device Portal Architecture

    This is the second part of a blog series on the Warehouse mobile device portal (WMDP) introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3. The first part can be found here . The mobile device portal is designed to provide warehouse workers with an interface into the advanced warehousing system of Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Warehouse Mobile Device Portal

    The Advanced Warehousing functionality introduced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2013 R3 includes a brand new Warehouse Mobile Device Portal (WMDP). This portal serves HTML pages which drive the work executed within the warehouse. We have designed the portal to generate HTML that is widely compatible on a...
  • Blog Post: Tutorial: Configure and process an outbound ASN in the new Warehouse management module

    Introduction In my previous post I explained how to configure and process an advance shipping notice that was received from a vendor, or what I call the “inbound ASN”. But what about notifying our customers whenever we ship something to them? We’d like to send them a shipping notice in advance as well...
  • Blog Post: Accounting for Purchase charge and Stock variation

    Dear readers, The SCM-costing team is happy to announce that an update for the "Post to charge" accounting principle is finally ready. The update includes a significant change in the ledger accounting logic consumed by the "Post to charge" accounting principle. This change might require that customers...
  • Blog Post: WMS related blog posts on the Dynamics AX Manufacturing R&D Team blog

    We would like to inform you on these four blog posts that are posted on the Manufacturing R&D Team blog that are covering warehouse processes in manufacturing: Generating put away work when reporting as finished from the Dynamics AX client Reporting as finished to an output location specific...
  • Blog Post: Transportation Management System Implementation Guide

    We're glad to announce that the Transportation Management System Implementation Guide for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 is now available. You can download it from PartnerSource or CustomerSource . The purpose of the document is to provide functional and technical guidance to users looking to implement...
  • Blog Post: How to support a case picking operation using wave containerization in AX2012R3

    Posted on behalf of Karina Normann Jakobsen. Introduction Many industries require the shipper to provide documentation to the carrier and the customer about the packing structure of the items that are being shipped. It is also common to receive items packed in shippable cases and distribute them...
  • Blog Post: Post Misc. charges at time of Product receipt

    Dear readers The SCM-costing team in collaboration with SCM-Procurement team are happy to introduce a capability requested by customers for many years. We introduce the capability of accounting for Misc. charges already at time of posting Product receipt. This capability will provide customers...
  • Blog Post: Third-party Transportation Management (TMS) engines (UPS, FedEx, Progistics, PCMiler)

    The Transportation Management (TMS) module that shipped with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 includes a number of engines that are essentially implementations of strategies for calculating rates, distance, transit time, and other data related to transportation of goods. Some of the most wanted implementations...
  • Blog Post: Receiving a pallet with mixed items based on a packing structure using License plate receiving mobile device menu item

    Initial description The license plate receiving method on a mobile device lets you expedite the receiving process. If you receive advanced shipping notices (ASNs) from a vendor, and you trust the accuracy of the document, you can use the packing structure information in the ASN to automatically create...
  • Blog Post: Using Transportation management without the new Warehouse management module

    The question of whether I can use Transportation management without the new Warehouse management module in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 has cropped up many times. And the basic answer is Yes, you can. Here are a few simple steps to help you achieve this scenario. The variations are, of course, many...
  • Blog Post: Combining wave containerization, work break and cluster picking to support a piece picking operation – AX2012R3

    Posted on behalf of Lars Frandsen. Introduction Many distribution centers are seeing order profiles trending toward smaller orders with fewer lines, and lower quantities per work line. This leads to distribution centers being tasked with the piece pick process, which is also known as broken case...
  • Blog Post: How to direct work for a specific zone to a person who works in the zone using the new Warehouse Management module in Dynamics AX 2012 R3.

    Posted on behalf of Karina Normann Jakobsen. Many warehouse are divided into zones, for example, cold storage zones or freezer zones, and warehouse workers typically work in one zone at a time. This blog describes how to set up Warehouse management in Microsoft Dynamics AX2012 R3 to assign work orders...
  • Blog Post: Customization: how to add an image control on WMDP pages?

    Warehouse Mobile Devices Portal (WMDP) comes with a number of predefined work pages, dynamic menus, a logon page, and few other screens. The content and the workflow of the pages that are displayed to the user are fully defined on the AOS tier. The X++ classes that belong to the hierarchy inherited from...
  • Blog Post: Load posting flows and extensions

    This blog will explain how you, with only a few modifications, can extend the load posting code to include your own business logic. An example where an event notification is triggered as part of the load posting will be used to illustrate how an extension can be done. Load posting from the UI You can...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Containerization - Automated packing process in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

    Overview In addition to the manual packing functionality that was introduced in my previous post , the new Warehouse management system also provides a feature, Containerization, which supports an automated or guided packing process. In this process, containerization assists the user by: Automatically...
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