Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Manufacturing Highlights: Process and Lean Manufacturing

Pam Washbon November 18, 2014

We hope to highlight the value that Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 brings to manufacturers. This week we will focus on some features that can aid process and lean manufacturing companies.

Process Manufacturing

  • Define multiple inventory dimensions: dual units of measure, catch-weight calculations, packaging codes, variations to the main item, and lots.
  • Manage multilevel formulas or recipes, co-products and by-products, electronic signatures, and packaging options.
  • Let customers request multiple quality specifications per product while combining similar products in production to improve machine utilization.
  • Analyze and monitor production costs and requirements for each sales order component using graphical representations of multilevel formulas and recipes.
  • Reduce inventory costs and eliminate waste by pulling inventory in optimal sequence using “best-before” management and first expired/first out (FEFO) or first in/first out (FIFO) picking guidance.
  • Facilitate regulatory compliance with agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by validating manufacturing processes.

Lean Manufacturing
  • Model manufacturing and logistics processes as production flows.
  • Use kanbans to signal demand requirements.
  • Monitor and manage kanban jobs using kanban boards

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