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New Warehouse Management Functionality in Dynamics AX 2012 R3


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    With the release of Dynamics AX 2012 R3, full warehouse management and transportation management will be incorporated into the core AX product. Some of the key elements of the new warehouse management functionality are outlined below.

    Integrated Data Collection / Bar-Coding

    One of the most notable benefits of the new functionality will be the ability to utilize hand-held data collection devices (bar-code scanners) without the need to purchase 3rd party software. This, of course, allows workers in the warehouse and on the production floor to gain real-time access to Dynamics AX. The bar-coding devices will support purchasing and receiving processes, inventory adjustments, transfers, and stock counts, issuing materials to production orders and reporting production as finished, as well as the pick, pack, and ship process.

    Workflow and Process Optimization

    Warehouse management functionality does, of course, go beyond simple handheld data collection. Dynamics AX will now support configurable workflows. These workflows can be used to optimize the receiving and put-away processes, as well as the picking, packing, and loading of goods for delivery to customers.

    License Plate Numbers

    Dynamics AX will now support full License Plate Control, whereby pallets / containers can be assigned a unique license plate number. When receiving or putting away an item, items can be assigned to a specific license plate (i.e. to a specific container / pallet). Then, when that container or pallet is transferred, shipped, or received at a new location, the user need only indicate which license plate is being moved, and all of the items stored on that container/pallet will be updated as well, without having to individually identify them.

    The above functionality is a tried-and-true solution that Microsoft acquired from Blue Horseshoe Solutions’ WAX product, which was built to work with Dynamics AX and that has a solid history of successful deployments. The team at Tridea Partners has found the WAX product to be a very powerful and beneficial solution, and looks forward to continue working with the WAX functionality now that it has been rolled into the core AX system.

    This post was written by Matthew Boese, Partner at Tridea Partners. Tridea Partners is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold certified AX partner. http://www.trideapartners.com/

    2 Responses to “New Warehouse Management Functionality in Dynamics AX 2012 R3”

    1. John says:

      Hi,

      Does the license plate functionality support multi level nesting – I.e pack and inner oak LPN inside a carton LPN inside a pallet LPN? Or is it just 2 levels – carton and pallet?

      Thanks

    2. I tried to test out nesting to multiple levels, and couldn’t get it to work, so I’m not sure if it’s supported or not, which is why I’m leaving the response vague. In the article it says you can, but I’m not able to do it.

      “The license plates can be nested, and that can be done automatically or manually. You can read more about nesting here: http://msdynamicsworld.com/story/fully-utilize-license-plates-advanced-warehouse-management-microsoft-dynamics-ax-2012-r3

      Tridea Partners

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