Supply Chain Management in Dynamics AX

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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: How to build a multi-level container structure using Containerization process

    Introduction We have received a number of questions regarding multi-level container structures in an outbound process. This blog post will show you how to achieve that by using the new Containerization feature in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, and work through an example of building a two-level container...
  • Blog Post: Which devices can you use for Warehouse Mobile Device Portal?

    We have been asked a number of times for a list of the physical devices that can be used with the Warehouse Mobile Device Portal (WMDP). The answer is that we did not certify WMDP for any particular models of mobile devices, so I’m not able to provide a list of suggested or recommended devices...
  • Blog Post: Transportation management (TMS) mileage engine based on Bing Maps

    Transportation management module (TMS) includes a number of extension points that allow for custom algorithms for tasks such as calculations for rates and transit time or mileage on a specific route. Dynamics AX 2013 R3 comes with a number of engines, including a point-to-point mileage engine that is...
  • Blog Post: Manual packing functionality in Warehouse management in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

    Overview The new Warehouse management system in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 introduces the concept of Containers. Containers represent the physical structure in which products are packed during shipping, and you can keep track of the container information in the system. This can be useful during transportation...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the new Warehouse Management and Transportation Management modules in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

    Updated 2014-12-12. 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...
  • Blog Post: Knowledge articles in Case management

    When we made the Case management feature set in the AX 2012 release we reused a number of existing functionality or design concepts already in place in other areas of AX. Some of the concepts we used to work with cases were: Service level agreements from the Service management module and Processes, transaction...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Purchase inquiries in AX 2012 R2, CU6

    With the release of the Cumulative update 6 (CU6) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 on June 26 th we introduced an optional extension on the Purchase order process, the Purchase inquiry . The Purchase inquiry can be thought of as simply an additional optional Document status step on the purchase order...
  • Blog Post: Delivery due date notification workflow

    A customer recently asked us what the Delivery due date notification workflow in the Procurement and sourcing module is used for and how it works. My colleague, Christian Olsson, created the following response which I hope can help others who asks themselves a similar question. The Delivery due date...
  • Blog Post: An AX environmental process map in detail

    I recently reviewed the new training material for the AX2012 version of the Environmental dashboard (EMS). A little late in the process I realized that the details on the Environmental process map were a bit insufficient for this feature. I wanted to remedy this since it is really a very “presentable”...
  • Blog Post: AX2012 Purchasing with: Advanced warehouse management and quarantine management.

    AX2012 Purchasing with: Advanced warehouse management and quarantine management. If it’s ever been an issue for you that no items in Contoso CEU are set up with both advanced warehouse management and quarantine management this information might be useful to you. Here you get a cheat sheet...
  • Blog Post: Electronic signature in Dynamics AX

    Most presentations I have made during the last few years have involved one or more personas. Shannon the machine operator, Lisa the Customer Service representative, Charlie the CEO, Lars the Shop supervisor etc. etc. At a presentation a few years back I had to introduce a new persona which we didn’t...
  • Blog Post: Installing a stand-alone Dynamics AX 2012 on Windows 8

    It took a little while but finally I managed to get my AX up and running on Windows 8. For those of you who want to do the same, here are a couple of pointers: SharePoint 2010 is as tricky as it was on Windows 7. This KB article will help out: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee554869.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Back ported features from Dynamics AX 2012 to Dynamics AX 2009 (Close non-financial transfers, Inventory Reconciliation and Reporting)

    Some of the new functionality that is created in the Dynamics AX development cycle brings about so much feedback from customers and partners that we decide to back port the features to previous versions of Dynamics AX products. The back ported features become available as part of hot fixes or service...
  • Blog Post: Service products in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 new capabilities of selling and procuring products, decoupled from inventory control, have been introduced. The purpose of this post is to describe the difference between stocked and non-stocked products of type service and to provide general recommendation about this...
  • Blog Post: Operational Sites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    Operational Sites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 As companies grow and operations are distributed across multiple geographic locations, there is a growing desire for shared business processes alongside processes that are tailored to the needs of specific parts of the business. Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Arrival overview

    Introduction In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, the Arrival overview form is introduced to improve the overview of items expected to arrive as incoming goods. The new feature provides an overview of all expected incoming items and arrivals can be initialized based on the overview. The focus of this blog...
  • Blog Post: Changes in Sales and Transfer Order Picking from Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 to Dynamics AX 2009

    Overview The purpose of this post is to present the major changes and new functionality that was introduced for sales and transfer order picking in AX 2009. The aim and the idea behind these changes is to move towards a single system for picking that can be shared in order to simplify and unify...
  • Blog Post: WMS in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. Outbound Process Setup

    Introduction This article describes the setup process of the outbound flow for external shipment in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. The process itself has already been described here , so the focus of this article is the settings and adjustments that can be made to the system to enable a typical business...
  • Blog Post: WMS in Microsoft Dynamics® AX 2009. Shipping Process Overview

    Introduction The WMS (Warehouse Managements System) encompasses the core components within average Microsoft Dynamics AX installations that are implemented to manage and run world class warehouses. The WMS functionality is enabled by the configuration keys LogisticsAdvanced, WMSBasic, and WMSAdvanced...
  • Blog Post: Quality Management in Dynamics AX 2009 - Upgrade essentials

    Quick abstract As many of you may know, with the latest release of Dynamics Ax 2009, the new Quality Management System (QMS) module is available within the Inventory Management Area, formerly the Fullscope TQM (Total Quality Management) solution, which was acquired and evolves in the new module. ...
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