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.