The Benefits of Routing Information in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 – Part 1: Defining Production Resources

Editor's Note: This article represents an extract from Scott's new book about AX 2012.

As a model of the production process for a manufactured item, routing information within an ERP system can lead to multiple benefits such as calculating value-added costs, determining capacity requirements, scheduling production activities, reporting actual work performed, and tracking progress through production.  Different ERP packages on the market take a variety of approaches to routing information, sometimes even offering more than one approach.  Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 supports two different approaches - one for traditional production orders and one for kanban orders. 


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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 Portuguese, 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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