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

Demand Forecasting: Performance influencers

In this blog post we will explain the key performance influences for the Demand Forecasting feature...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 07/12/2018

Product Configuration: What's new in 2018

In this post we will summarize what is new in Product configuration for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 07/11/2018

Product Configuration: Performance with Z3

Introduction In the spring release of 2018 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations a...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 07/11/2018

Product Configuration: Multi-column dialog layout

In the spring release of 2018 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations, Multi-column...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 07/11/2018

New Flushing principle

This blog post describes a new flushing principle Available at location that was introduced in...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 10/17/2017

System requirements and Sales solution setup for Prospect to Cash Integration between Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales and for Finance and Operations, Enterprise Edition

This blog post includes the system requirements and Sales solution setup for Prospect to Cash...

Author: Christian Rytt Date: 08/03/2017

Using the Withdrawal kanban for raw material replenishment

A new feature that enables advanced warehouse processes for the Withdrawal Kanban has been released...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 07/11/2017

Cross docking from production orders to transfer orders

A new feature for cross-docking from a production or batch order to a transfer order has been...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 02/13/2017

Using the handheld device for reporting serial numbers as finished in production 

Introduction A new flow for the handheld device has been released with KB article: 3148600. This...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 11/29/2016

Using the Work Policy for warehouse processes in production

Warehouse processes don’t always include warehouse work. By using the new warehouse work policy...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/21/2016

Use the hand-held device to register raw material consumption in production

With KB-3164415 a new mobile device work flow for registration of raw material consumption has been...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 08/16/2016

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Product Configuration : Enterprise Portal

In this blog post I will explain how on user interactions are handled by the product configuration...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 06/01/2016

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Product Configuration: Windows client processing

In this blog post I will elaborate on the processing of configuration models in Microsoft Dynamics...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 04/04/2016

Round up work for raw material picking to match the handling unit

This blog post describes the functionality of a new hofix that is released in the Microsoft...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 01/18/2016

Support for BOMs that includes items with different product dimensions of the same item

This blog post describes new functionality released with the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in...

Author: Christian Rytt Date: 12/22/2015

Reporting as finished with the option to mark the order as ended

This blog post describes a new hofix that is released in the Microsoft Knowledge base (KB) in...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 12/21/2015

The core team has been engaged in a couple of requests about how to set up raw materials that acts...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 10/04/2015

New support for serial number registration in production

The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, which is planned for release in...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/30/2015

Order picking from license plate locations

The hotfix in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 3093049, that is planned to be released...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/23/2015

Overproduction in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

With the introduction of the new warehouse management capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3,...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/16/2015

Product Configuration Synchronous Execution

This blog post describes an new way of interacting synchronously from code with theConstraint-Based...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 04/09/2015

More about (dynamic) negative days

In short, negative days time fence represents the number of days you are willing to wait with...

Author: Roxana Cristina Diaconu Date: 02/19/2015

Product Configuration Performance : Solver strategy

This post is part of the series of posts explaining performance improvements introduced in...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 02/04/2015

Product Configuration Performance : Caching

This post is part of the series of posts explaining performance improvements introduced in...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 02/04/2015

Checklist for improving MRP performance - Part 2: How to setup planning parameters

If Master Planning (MRP) runtime is too long, here are a couple of simple things you can try in...

Author: Roxana Cristina Diaconu Date: 01/02/2015

Checklist for improving MRP performance - Part 1: How to run MRP

If Master Planning (MRP) runtime is too long, here are a couple of simple things you can try in...

Author: Roxana Cristina Diaconu Date: 12/29/2014

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...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/22/2014

Setting up the production output location

This new functionality is available with KB 2995954 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/22/2014

Setting up the production input location

This new functionality is available with KB 2995227 and will be included in Microsoft Dynamics...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/22/2014

Improved process for generating put away work for production and batch orders in CU8

This new functionality is available with KB article 2988071 and will be included in Microsoft...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 09/12/2014

Support for Recycled By-products in AX 2012 R3 CU8

This new functionality is available with KB 2989470 / HF 2989470 and will be included in Microsoft...

Author: Christian Rytt Date: 09/04/2014

Lean manufacturing: Picking activities and kanban line events

When using Lean manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, you can model production flows that use...

Author: Conrad Volkmann Date: 08/26/2014

Choosing the right coverage setting for when to Fulfill minimum

Why this blog post?Multiple people have asked how the four different options to Fulfill minimum...

Author: Christian Rytt Date: 07/03/2014

Microsoft Dynamics AX Production floor app is available in the Microsoft Windows App store

Along with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft has released the Windows 8 Production floor app...

Author: FredrikHietala Date: 06/17/2014

'Demand forecasting in Dynamics AX 2012 R3' whitepaper available for download

Download the paper from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43128 if you want to...

Author: Roxana Cristina Diaconu Date: 06/06/2014

Product Configuration: Setting values based on system variables - example, current user ID

In this blog post we will describe how you can set valuesbased on the current user ID by leveraging...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 04/29/2014

Material availability check on in the kanban board for transfer jobs

One of the basic applications of kanbans is to replenish purchased material in kanban supermarkets...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 11/28/2013

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...

Author: Conrad Volkmann Date: 11/05/2013

Supply chain excellence in manufacturing

Today I had the opportunity to take part at a Master Class on Supply chain management with Professor...

Author: Conrad Volkmann Date: 10/31/2013

Attribute based sales prices for the Product configurator

Product configurator – Attribute-based sales prices In Cumulative Update number 7 to Dynamics...

Author: SverreThune Date: 10/07/2013

Understanding the default configuration concept for constraint-based products

Introduction The default configuration concept enables users to start the product configuration...

Author: Ievgenii Korovin Date: 07/15/2013

Product configurator, new expression editor

In Cumulative Update 6 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we have included a new expression editor forthe...

Author: SverreThune Date: 07/05/2013

Whitepaper "Lean manufacturing - Capable to promise and Kanban job scheduling" for CU6 now available for download

With Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, two new concepts were introduced for lean manufacturing: Event...

Author: Conrad Volkmann Date: 07/04/2013

Product configurator, new Calculations concept

In cumulative update 6 for Dynamics AX 2012 R2 we are introducing a new conceptcalled Calculations...

Author: SverreThune Date: 07/01/2013

AX product configurator drives CAD and 3D printer.

More and more companies want to deliver configure to order scenarios at the cost of mass production...

Author: Lars Fleckenstein Date: 06/27/2013

Working with Overlap in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Conducting Dynamics AX Manufacturing training for a class in Malaysia, it became clear that the...

Author: Christian Rytt Date: 05/28/2013

Use of ingredient types for batch balancing in production

In an earlier blog post,...

Author: JohanHoffmann Date: 05/27/2013

Product Configuration - Physical data model for user selected values

A constraint-based configurator was shipped with MicrosoftDynamics AX 2012. In this post, we will...

Author: Dennis Conrad Date: 02/28/2013

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Developer perspective on the Selection list

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 – Developer perspective on the Selection list Extending the...

Author: Andre Lamego Date: 02/21/2013

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 - Selection List

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 - Selection List A feature that enables persistent selections on list...

Author: Andre Lamego Date: 02/19/2013

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