Good News for Buyers and Planners: Use filtered favorites in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 and New AX

In every manufacturing company there are two types of users who need to work with the output of MRP: the material planner, who is often also the buyer and the production planner/scheduler. The first type of user works with planned purchase orders, the second with planned production orders.

Very few companies have only one user in each of these roles. The business challenge is how to divide the MRP-output between the different people. Material planners, who are often also buyers, and the production planners or production schedulers.

In this article we will explain how your material planners and production planners can easily divide the work between them in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 or new AX (a.k.a. AX 7) by setting up permanent filters per buyer group

We all agree that MRP has two main outputs:


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About Evert Bos

I am Evert J Bos, ERP consultant since 1986. I started in Europe with IMS7 (A Honeywell Bull Mainframe ERP system) and the BaaN ERP system. Since 1995 I have worked in the USA and since 2004 I have been working with Dynamics AX.  I work for Sikich and focus mostly on manufacturing companies that make complex, engineered products.

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