Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

Improved packing functionality (Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611) 

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Dynamics 365 for Operations 1611 – Improved packing functionality   Based on the input that we have received from many of our customers and partners, we have improved the packing station experience in Dynamics 365 for Operations version 1611 (November 2016) to make sure that it seamlessly integrates with the rest of the warehouse workflows….Read more

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Barcode Scanning in the Mobile Device 

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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 was that warehouse workers would be scanning barcodes for…Read more

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Warehouse Mobile Device Portal Architecture 

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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 AX and is intended…Read more

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Analysis by dimensions to check performance in the Manufacturing 

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This is a topic where we could benefit of analyzing our performance in the manufacturing área by using dimensions. Here, we had different inquiries where I believe it is good to explain what is our view about. As SCM individual we can benefit of using dimensions to have a different view of the Manufacturing área at…Read more

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Understanding Availability info in the Sales Info-Pane 

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Starting from NAV 2013 R2 CU8 or NAV 2013 CU15, we are now providing extended info in the Sales Info-Pane (Sales Order Page). This is to allow user to have clear visibility around item availability when making the right decissions to minimize inventory levels and reduce carrying costs.  Sales Info-Pane is now providing the following info around availability calculation: Shipment date: just the shipment…Read more

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Order promising: shall we reserve available replenishment to avoid this is used when promising other demand? 

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Order promising is about using available-to-promise or capable-to-promise functionality to commit dates with customers. There is a functional difference between those two: ATP is based on existing replenishment, on what is available to promise. This has nothing to do about reservations. We are just running the availability calculation. CTP is based on creating new replenishment. Here,…Read more

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A SCM perspective to the Intercompany functionality 

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“Intercompany resides in the Financial Management series in NAV”. “IC is designed for those users who control multiple business entities to separate accounting processes”. “User can enter intercompany transaction Information only once in the appropiate documents”. “Users of previous versions of the product needed to re-key all Information manually for all companies and transactions”. All the above…Read more

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Receiving a pallet with mixed items based on a packing structure using License plate receiving mobile device menu item 

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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 put away work. The work is created…Read more

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Reservations versus Planning and Projected availability calculation 

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Nice and interesting topic when it comes to planning, existing reservations and how projected inventory work together. To start with, our NAV Supply Planning White Paper is clear: … The planning system does not include any reserved quantities in the calculation. For example, if a sales order has been totally or partially reserved against the…Read more

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Customization: how to add an image control on WMDP pages? 

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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 the WHSWorkExecuteDisplay…Read more

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

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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 structure. A multi-level container structure refers to…Read more

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