The Microsoft Dynamics AX Safety Stock Journal: How To Create A New "Minimum" Value Based On Historic Consumption (Inventory Issues)
The Microsoft Dynamics AX safety stock journal provides useful issue history statistics for an item that helps calculate a new minimum inventory level based on reliable metrics. But even when the intent is not to calculate a new minimum, safety stock can provide a structure in which to regularly review issues related to item history and changing conditions.
This article will explore the setup of the safety stock journal as designed in either Dynamics AX 2012 R3 or the new AX. Screen shots used here are from AX 2012 R3.
In order to work with the safety stock journal, items need to have at least 3 months of historical data. With less, the calculation of new minimum is not considered meaningful.