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What's new: Transportation management features [AX 2012]

Updated: April 11, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

A new module, Transportation management, has been added in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This topic is a high-level overview of the feature areas that are included in this module.

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 includes new Warehouse and Transportation management modules that are enabled by a single configuration key, along with the previously released Warehouse management II module. Users should enable the configuration key for ONLY ONE of these modules, but not both, in a single-instance, single-partition deployment. Although technically feasible, enabling the configuration keys for both of these modules in a single-instance, single-partition deployment is not supported by Microsoft. 

Configure rating structures and shop for rates based on charges, such as fuel and customs duties. For example, the rate of an assignment can reflect the price of fuel in the state or the country/region where the transport is carried out. For more information, see the following topics:

Set up route plans and route guides for complex transportation processes and determine carriers’ routes based on mode. Based on the routing information, you can select the route that fits your needs. For example, if you prioritize price over time, you might want to plan a route that uses a train for transportation instead of an airplane. For more information, see the following topics:

Use transportation engines to define the logic that is used for rating and routing in Transportation management. A transportation engine can be used to calculate specific task information, such as a carrier’s transportation rate. For more information, see the following topic:

Set up Transportation management engines

Use an automatic or a manual process to reconcile freight bills with invoices. For more information, see the following topic:

Set up appointment types and set up appointment notifications as batch jobs to track upcoming appointments. For example, you can create an appointment schedule for a warehouse to send periodic notifications for scheduled appointments. For more information, see the following topic:

Announcements: To see known issues and recent fixes, use Issue search in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS).
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