The Significance of Lot Attributes for Chemical Manufacturers Using Microsoft Dynamics AX

Many chemical manufacturers track the lot attributes for specific lots of their purchased and manufactured materials.  When using lot numbers to identify unique lots of a product, the actual value of a lot attribute may be used to support several critical business needs.  For example, it may be compared to the acceptable range of values in determining material disposition, or in generating a certificate of analysis. In the context of sales orders, it may be used to reserve a specific lot that meets customer specifications.  The concept of reserving a specific lot also applies to a production ingredient and to a requested transfer between sites. 

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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 MSDynamicsWorld.com.

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