Dynamics AX

Exploding Phantom BOMs and Their Impact on Production Estimation

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Recently a client noticed variances between the Bill of Materials on the Production orders (Production BOMs) and the Bill of Materials on the Items (Item BOMs). As far as anyone knew no manual changes were being made to the either BOM, which seemed plausible. After further investigating, it was clear that upon creation of the…

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Plastics Manufacturing – Intelligent Handling of Scrap in Dynamics AX

Scrap and By-product management in plastics manufacturing

Scrap re-use is generally a requirement in Plastic Manufacturing to improve yield. Microsoft’s ERP system, Dynamics AX (aka, Dynamics 365) has handled both discrete and process manufacturing for years (and, mixed mode manufacturing) which means that scrap can be accounted for, re-used, and costed accurately in the same production order. In a previous blog post…

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Dynamics 365 Positive Pay File Generation for Payroll

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Today’s topic is Fraud Prevention.  The specific tool on the topic of Fraud Prevention is Positive Pay, sometimes referred to as SafePay.  You’re thinking, that’s not new!  Dynamics AX has had that for a while.  The cool part is that it is, as the advertising industry likes to say, “New and Improved” for Dynamics 365…

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Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 for Operations Negative Warehouse Inventory

The topic of Negative Inventory has been one of those “chicken or the egg” conversations for a long time. At first blush the answer may seem easy! But as the “what if” scenarios are brought up, the answer becomes a tangled web. Staunch process-base material managers typically say there is no need to ever allow…

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Dynamics AX 2012 R3 March Release

Dynamics AX 2012 R3 March Release

The March release for AX 2012 R3 is now available in LCS for current AX users. In typical Monthly Update fashion, the March Release includes multiple hotfixes along with some small functional improvements. While this may not be as exciting as Microsoft announcing and On-Premise version of Dynamics 365 for Operations, it is exciting to see…

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Handling RMAs On Mobile Devices in Dynamics AX 2012 R3

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Microsoft has done it again!  Along with the delivery of Dynamics AX 2012 R3 and the numerous functionality bonuses, the use of RF devices to process Return Material Adjustments/Authorizations entered the scene. Once the system setup has been completed in AX 2012 R3, the RMA process on the RF device becomes a few easy scans…

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU12 Warehouse Mobile Device Updates

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In November 2016, AX2012 R3 users were happy to receive cumulative update 12 (CU12) from Microsoft.  It included numerous updates for additional functionality and bug fixes. As more and more companies adopt the use of RF scanners, we see Microsoft acknowledge the need for additional mobile device functionality with the solutions they issued in CU12.…

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Dynamics 365 – Cost Accounting Ledger Teaser

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An exciting new functionality is now available in Dynamics 365 for Operations. A Cost Accounting Ledger is now available to take Cost Accounting to a new level. In previous AX versions, cost accounting functionality has been available, but with the creation of the Cost Accounting Ledger, Microsoft has opened up a completely new realm of possibilities.…

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