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Introduction to Containerization – Automated packing process in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 

Overview In addition to the manual packing functionality that was introduced in my previous post, the new Warehouse management system also provides a feature, Containerization, which supports an automated or guided packing process. In this process, containerization assists the user by: Automatically calculating required containers for the outbound shipment based on product and container physical...Read more

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....Read more

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 defined as a Microsoft.Dynamics.Ax.Tms.Bll.P2PMileageEngine engine type. The...Read more

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 planning, especially in the case where shipping charges...Read more

Shipment date vs. Posting date vs. Due date 

Shipment date in NAV shows the planned shipment date. This date is not when it will actually be shipped but when it is planned to be shipped. Thus, NAV is using this when planning, creating a production order from a given demand … This shows when sales should be shipped for not being late to...Read more

Planning exceptions in NAV 2013 

Exceptions happens … but should happen exceptionally. That’s the rule! Under this assumption, if we run into a situation where our customer is getting too many exceptions when planning, it might be time to re-calculate planning parameters or to re-confirm if current policy is still recommended. What is NAV design around this? When stock goes...Read more

Assembly Management versus Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 

As many of you may know, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 includes a new application feature called Assembly Management. It is described as a set of features designed for companies that supply products to their customers by combining components in simple processes, such as assembly, light manufacturing, and kitting. At this point it may be tempting...Read more

Timeline Visualization in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 ships with a fully integrated Timeline Visualization tool. It provides the user with a visual projection of future supply and enables the user to make modifications on the fly. Timeline Usage Examples Production Planner Analyzes the planning setup and cost of inventory. Understands the planning suggestions. Modifies and optimizes the supply...Read more