Fundamentals of Defining a Material Item Using Microsoft Dynamics AX

Editor's Note: This represents the first of a 3-part article, and is drawn from Dr. Hamilton's recently published books about supply chain management (SCM) in manufacturing and distribution businesses.  The books cover the software capabilities within AX 2012 R3 as well as the new Dynamics AX. One book focuses on SCM for Discrete Manufacturing and a second focuses on SCM for Process Manufacturing.  The third book applies to both, and covers the major options for Warehouse Management


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About Scott Hamilton

Scott Hamilton has consulted globally with several hundred manufacturing/distribution companies on SCM and ERP issues. His publications include multiple books about SCM using Dynamics AX as well as two textbooks about SCM/ERP, and his books have been translated into Russian, Chinese and Japanese. For more than 10 years, Scott has been a frequent speaker at Microsoft and AXUG conferences around the world, and a multi-year winner of the rarely given Microsoft MVP award for Dynamics AX. His regular column “The AX Solution Architect” is published in

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