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

Updated: April 13, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

A new module, Warehouse management, has been added in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This topic is a high-level overview of the feature areas that are included in the new module.
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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 inbound and outbound workflows for standardized processes in Production and Inventory management. For more information, see the following topics:

Assign orders to clusters to pick from a single location and configure profiles to control the validation and packing of items into shipping containers. For more information, see the following topic:

Create and release work through automatic or manual processing of waves. For example, you can use waves to create, process, and release picking work for outbound loads or shipments. For more information, see the following topics:

Set up cycle counting thresholds, schedule plans, apply ad-hoc cycle counting, and configure real-time replenishment. For more information, see the following topic:

Set up container groups to sequence packing processes and create templates that support packing strategies. For example, by using automated containerization, you can have containers and picking work created for shipments when a wave is processed. For more information, see the following topic:

Use scanners and other mobile devices to optimize precision in the picking and put-away processes. You can configure the flow for system-directed push strategies and user-directed pull strategies. For more information, see the following topic:

Defer reservation details beyond the point of entering an order. The deferred reservation strategy is based on a reservation hierarchy, which you can assign to inventory items. For more information, see the following topic:

Monitor the processing and the amount of work in a warehouse, push work to dedicated warehouse workers, and trace completed work. For more information, see the following topic:

Include quality control in any inbound or outbound processes that you set up for warehouse items. For example, the quality control features enable you to prevent reservation of items that have not passed a quality test. For more information, see the following topics:


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