Supply Chain Management in Dynamics AX

This blog contains information and feedback on the Supply Chain Management area in Microsoft Dynamics AX

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  • 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: 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: 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: Understanding the product validation process in Dynamics AX 2012

    Introduction Dynamics AX 2012 provides a new feature that allows you to validate the released product setup and ensure data integrity and overall process readiness. This feature is useful for managing master data and we expect it to be widely used by our partners and customers in order to support...
  • Blog Post: What’s New for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 for WMS

    This blog post describes some of the enhancements to the Warehouse management (WMS) functionality that have been implemented in the R2 release after the launch of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (RTM). Shipment list report printed in a batch job at shipment update By using outbound rules for a shipment...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting the product release process

    The product release process is part of the product setup in Dynamics AX 2012. Every single product must be released to a legal entity before the system allows you to procure, sell, or produce it. For more details, about how to release products, product masters and product variants, see: Release products...
  • Blog Post: Using product templates in Dynamics AX 2012

    Introduction Dynamics AX 2012 provides a new feature that allows you to create and apply product templates to speed up the product creation process. We believe that this is one out of hundreds of small hidden features that will delight our partners and make our end customers more efficient. Item...
  • Blog Post: Avoid index length issues with InventDim

    In Microsoft Dynamics AX we use indexes to ensure uniqueness. An example of this is the DimIdx index in InventDim , where all dimension fields are included to ensure that only a single record exists for a given set of dimensions. However, the SQL Server has a limitation of 16 fields in an index. With...
  • 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: Product Number and Item Number in Dynamics AX 2012

    What is the purpose of the product number? This is a common question since the product number is a new concept in Dynamics AX 2012. The main purpose is to have a single, unified identification of a product throughout the entire organization. In addition to the product number you have a legal entity...
  • Blog Post: Visualizing Security in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

    Introduction Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 introduces role-based security, which makes security easier to manage. Relations between security roles, duties and privileges are complex. However, you can apply a tool to represent these relations in a grid. This document describes another way to...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012: Where is the Shop floor control module?

    Introduction Those of you who know the Shop floor control module in Dynamics AX 2009 will notice that it is not a separate module in Dynamics AX 2012. This post gives you a quick overview of how to access the Shop floor control functionality in Dynamics AX 2012. Time attendance and Manufacturing...
  • Blog Post: Product-item data management services

    Introduction In this blog entry we will provide guidelines for the use of new and modified product-item data management services. Product-item data management services The following services have been created or modified in order to enable manipulation of product-item data. These services are...
  • 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: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 SCM White Papers: Code Upgrade (InventTrans refactoring, Item-Product Data Management, Operational Resource Model)

    The Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 SCM code upgrade white papers have been available for download on MSDN. Enjoy! Implementing InventTrans Refactoring - Discusses the refactoring of the InventTrans table and common design patterns. Also discusses how to implement these changes when developing new features...
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