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Increase visibility into inventory across your supply chain 

To run an effective manufacturing and distribution operation, you need an accurate understanding of your inventory and where it’s located along the supply chain. What’s more, having clear visibility into your inventory has become critically important as organizations shift to omnichannel order fulfillment and distribution and therefore need to manage inventory located in multiple places...Read more

3 unique success stories—building resilience into the supply chain 

Even before the pandemic, organizations across industries, from manufacturing to retailers, felt the squeeze to modernize supply chain operations. The historic supply chain shock of 2020 has accelerated the need to both respond to immediate disruptions while building resilience into every layer of the supply chain. In the past, rapidly overhauling a supply chain operation...Read more

Boost supply chain resilience with cloud and edge scale units in Supply Chain Management 

Companies that work with manufacturing and distribution need to be able to run key business processes 24/7, without interruption, and at scale. Challenges arise with unreliable connections or network latency when business processes compete for the same system resources when peak scale is required, or during periodic or regular maintenance for different regions, across time...Read more

Barcode Scanning in the Mobile Device 

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

Warehouse Mobile Device Portal Architecture 

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

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

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

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 the WHSWorkExecuteDisplay...Read more

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