Calculating Safety Stock Requirements using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

February 20 2014

Safety stock requirements often represent a key element in S&OP game plans for those scenarios with stocked end-items or stocked components.  Within Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, an item's safety stock requirement is defined by the minimum quantity field, and you can calculate a proposed minimum quantity based on an item's historical usage.  These calculations also identify the potential change in inventory value of the proposed minimum quantities.  However, the use of these calculations and the minimum quantity field are often poorly understood or even

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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 365FO/AX, two textbooks about SCM/ERP, and 100+ articles in Scott has been a frequent speaker at Microsoft and user group conferences around the world, and a 10-time winner of the rarely given Microsoft MVP award.

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