The buyer group in Microsoft Dynamics AX/365: How to use it?

Editor's Note: All test results described in this article are based on Dynamics 365 for Operations, product version 1611.

The business context of defining buyer groups to manage a supply chain is quite clear.  

In companies that implement Microsoft Dynamics AX or 365 for Operations, purchasing activities are never done by just one person, so the work has to be divided.  How? Different approaches exist. I often see a split by commodity, so certain buyers buy certain materials. We also have seen buyers only dealing with certain suppliers and split their work that way. It depends on the industry.  

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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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