Production sequencing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

Editor's note:  This article highlights some of the new SCM features within the R2 release of AX 2012.  A previous article summarized the major R2 changes for supply chain management.  

Production sequencing is typically employed to minimize setup and changeover times at a production resource.  Different approaches can be used to support production sequencing, ranging from simple to advanced.  More advanced approaches often employ calculations of the minimum setup/changeover times to suggest production sequencing, and even update these times within the routing information for production orders.  These calculations and updates are not typically used in simple approaches. 

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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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