The Best Techniques for Handling Multisite Operations with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

How do users best go about modeling multisite operations in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009? The solution approach depends on the need for transfers between sites, the grouping of sites into companies, and the number of AX instances.  Differences in the use of AX sites and AX  warehouses also affect the solution approach. With these factors in mind, the wide variety of multisite operations can  be distilled into several basic variations. This article draws on a recently published book, Managing Your Supply Chain using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009.

There are many variations in multisite operations, where firms using Dynamics AX have  inventory at multiple physical sites. 

The simplest variation involves autonomous sites within a single company and AX  instance, and no need for transfers between sites. 


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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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