Friday, July 15, 2016

Walkthrough: Manual creation of Load packing structure in Warehouse management, Dynamics AX

Introduction

In the current version of Dynamics AX we have the ability to receive advanced shipping notes (ASNs) from vendors, store the corresponding shipment information, and then use this information to make receiving processes more efficient. Receiving an ASN is currently only available for products and warehouses that are enabled for advanced warehouse management processes (the so-called WHS-items and warehouses).

You can learn about importing inbound ASN files by following this link, where in my blog post I described that process in detail. 

Here we will walk through an example of manually registering the ASN information in the system. 
This could for example be used, if we are unable to import a specific ASN file format, having receiving an advance shipping note from the vendor. Or, if we want to rely on this functionality to “build-up” a pallet to be received, without actually having EDI document exchange with the vendor.

Office Mix (recommended)

YouTube

If you prefer YouTube, here's a link to the video recording.

Result

If you follow with the above walk-through, here is how the Load packing structure should look:

Load packing structure created as a result
Resulting Load packing structure

Note

One other thing I did not pay much attention to were the UOM used for the lines, having interchangeably used 'ea' and 'pcs'.


Thanks for watching!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Announcement: Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft AppSource

Today Microsoft made a big announcement related to Dynamics and its future.

Please take the time to read the announcement and comment below on what you think this means and how important of a change it is for us.


Thanks!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Walkthrough: Processing of inbound ASNs in Warehouse Management in AX '7'

Introduction

A while back I posted a blog post explaining how to configure and process incoming ASN documents in AX 2012 R3. You can find it here.
With the release of the new Dynamics AX version, it was time for an update, since the implementation changed completely, even though the data model behind stayed the same.

If you are interested in inbound ASNs, you have a number of options below to educate yourself on how they work in the current release of AX.

In the process, you will get an understanding of the following concepts:
  • Data entities
  • Composite data entities
  • XML structure of the ASN files
  • Data management workspace
  • Service endpoint authentication
  • Azure Active Directory app registration
  • REST enqueue API, GitHub app
  • etc.

Office Mix (recommended)


Youtube video

If you prefer Youtube, here is the link to the recording.

Word document

If you are more into reading, you can view the transcript walkthrough here.

Sample ASN files

Here are the 2 XML files I used in the walkthrough.

Thanks for watching / reading!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Tutorial: Moving inventory out of a location to complete a put away inbound operation

Introduction

As some of you have probably already read in this blog post, we have recently made some improvements for the inbound flow in Warehouse management, and I wanted to do a quick recording demoing an example which uses some of these capabilities.

For some additional information about the different types of movement flows currently supported please follow to another blog post we've recently published.

Another reason for publishing this particular scenario recording is that we are currently working on another improvement, this time focusing on adding more flexibility for inventory movement operations, where there are work reservations blocking the items in the location from being moved anywhere else. This is a known pain point for a number of customers, and if all goes well, we'll have it addressed in the Fall release of the new Dynamics AX.

The scenario recording is covering one such flow, except for the fact of existing work reservations - in my example there will be none.

I am trying out uploading this to Office Mix, as well as YouTube. Let me know if you like the Office Mix approach - I think it's pretty cool as it makes it possible to browse the recording to a specific point more easily.

Demo





YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7W2Th43-Fo

Question for you

As you can see from the above video, the approach John took is to cancel out of the Put, complete the movement, and then continue the Put.
An alternative could be to complete the put, even though physically the goods are not yet placed into the location, and then create the movement, but in this case we are for a period of time out of sync with the app.

Please leave a comment if the above approach is not a good match for your company, and explain what approach you use instead and why.

Thanks!

Announcement: We are hiring!

We are hiring Microsoft Dynamics AX software engineers @ Microsoft Lyngby in Denmark (Supply Chain Management Center of Excellence).


Microsoft Lyngby

Want to work for one of the largest software companies in the world?

We have a number of positions open for the Dynamics AX team, ranging from senior positions for people with multiple years of industry experience to those just beginning the software development journey.

Find the 4 open positions below - you can apply directly from the page there.



Let me know if you have any questions through the comments below

Thank you, and hope to see you joining our team in Denmark soon.