Summarizing the SCM changes in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2

The R2 release for Dynamics AX 2012 included several significant changes in software functionality for supply chain management, especially for the formula approach to product structure.  This article summarizes the proportionate magnitude of these R2 changes, and briefly describes the impact of the new capabilities.   Subsequent articles will provide more detailed explanations and illustrative case studies to help accelerate the incremental learning of AX professionals. As this series will reveal, the new capabilities broaden the functional footprint of Dynamics AX, allowing customers to replace manual or non-integrated approaches with an integrated solution.


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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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