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Set up production control parameters [AX 2012]

Updated: January 29, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Define production parameters to reflect your production environment. You can specify how you want to work with creation, estimation, scheduling, consumption feedback, and cost accounting for production orders. Production parameters must be defined before you can create or run your production. You can set up production control parameters per company, or you can set site-specific parameters by using the following forms:

  • Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters. In the Parameter usage field, specify whether the parameter settings are by company or by site.

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  • Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters by site. On the Overview tab, select or add the site that you want to set site-specific parameters for.

To set up general parameters, follow these steps:

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

  2. On the General tab, in the Profit-setting field, select the profit setting code to use when you estimate the sales price of a production order.

  3. In the Reservation field, specify how you want to reserve and mark the items on a production order for on-hand inventory.

  4. In the Ledger posting field, select how the production order should be posted to the ledger when you do cost accounting. Items and work in progress are considered in the accounting.

  5. In the Maximum job lead time field, enter the maximum job throughput, in days.

  6. Select the following check boxes as appropriate.

    Check box

    Description

    Route network

    Include complex route networks.

    Mandatory date

    Require that a validity period be specified for a route. When the period expires, the route is no longer valid.

    Block removal of approval

    Specify that after a route has been approved, you cannot revert its status.

    Block editing

    Specify that after a route is created, you cannot change it.

    Post picking list in ledger

    Post journal lines in the ledger.

    Post report as finished in ledger

    Post reporting as finished in the ledger.

    Post excl. transaction type

    Exclude the transaction type from production posting.

    Planned order

    Include capacity reservations derived from planned orders when the available capacity is calculated during production scheduling.

    Project

    Include capacity reservations derived from projects when the available capacity is calculated during production scheduling.

    Price calculation

    Run the price calculation during the estimation of production orders.

    Delete capacity reservations

    Delete capacity reservations when the production is reported as finished.

    Use estimated cost price

    Include the estimated cost price when you determine physical value.

Use the journal parameters to define the kind of information that appears in production journals. You can set up parameters that direct Microsoft Dynamics AX to update the journals at each step of the production process.

To set up parameters for journals, follow these steps:

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

  2. On the Journals tab, in the Picking list field, accept the default journal, or select an alternative journal to record deliveries from inventory.

  3. In the Route card field, select the journal name that you want to use for route cards.

  4. In the Job card field, select the journal name that you want to use for job cards.

  5. In the Report as finished field, accept the default journal, or select another journal for posting information when the production order is reported as finished.

  6. Select the following check boxes as appropriate.

    Check box

    Description

    Mandatory cost category for quantity

    Include the quantity cost category in the route and job card journals.

    Automatic BOM consumption

    Indicate that the system calculates and posts bill of materials (BOM) consumption in the picking list when you update a production order.

    Automatic report as finished

    Enable feedback for the last operation in the production to be automatically reported as finished.

    Update capacity plan

    Indicate that the capacity plan is updated when journals are posted.

    Pick negative

    Enable negative picking in the physical inventory during posting.

    Physical reduction

    Indicate that the material consumption is reduced to the on-hand quantity when inventory is insufficient.

    Inv.-manage planned order qty.

    Indicate that the planned order quantity should manage and appreciate the attached inventory transactions.

    Accept error

    Accept missing feedback for operations resource and item consumption.

    Automatic BOM consumption

    Indicate that the picking list for BOM consumption is updated for the current production.

You can set parameters to control how Microsoft Dynamics AX posts scrap and capacity requirements during updates.

To set up parameters for standard updates, follow these steps:

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

  2. On the Standard update tab, in the Scrap method field, select the method that you want to use to post scrap to the ledger when you calculate the consumption of items and operations resources. If you selected Scrap account, you must select the account to use in the Scrap account field. In cost accounting, this is for the error quantity reported. You can change the selection before you perform cost accounting. Cost accounting is performed when production orders are completed.

  3. To use limited capacity requirements as default values in operations and job scheduling, select the Finite capacity check box.

  4. To use limited material requirements as default values in operations and job scheduling, select the Finite material check box.

  5. To use limited property requirements as default values in operations and job scheduling, select the Finite property check box.

Select how you want Microsoft Dynamics AX to conduct automatic updates. Updates are automatically executed when the update that you run is further along in the production flow than the status of the production order.

To set up parameters for automatic updates, follow these steps:

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

  2. On the Automatic update tab, in the Scheduling method field, select the scheduling method to use when automatic scheduling is enabled and Microsoft Dynamics AX schedules production.

  3. In the Automatic BOM consumption field, select the method for posting material consumption in the picking list journal.

  4. In the Automatic route consumption field, select the method for posting route consumption in the route card journal.

  5. In the Automatic BOM consumption field, select whether to automatically post material consumption in the picking list journal.

  6. In the Automatic route consumption field, select whether to post route consumption in the route card journal.

  7. To group purchases according to the vendor when auto-creating on estimation, select the Group by vendor check box.

  8. To group purchases by both vendor and buyer group when auto-creating on estimation, select the Group by buyer group check box.

    NoteNote

    Grouping by buyer can only be implemented when the Group by vendor check box is selected.

  9. In the Automatic BOM consumption field, select whether to post material consumption automatically in the picking list journal when a purchase order is received from the vendor.

  10. In the Automatic route consumption field, select whether to post route consumption in the route card journal when a purchase order is received from the vendor.

  11. To show information about the vendor operation when the purchase order is received, select the Show info check box.

You can specify the combinations of production order status and scheduling status that you want to enable for production orders. The matrix on the Status tab in the Production control parameters form lists each production order status in sequence from top to bottom, and lists the actions from left to right in each row. The selections in the rows determine the actions that are enabled for a production order for each status. For example, you can specify that a production order must be estimated before it can be scheduled.

When you perform one of the selected actions for the first time, the system will perform each action that is selected in the row, starting from left to right, if the action has not already been performed. For example, for a production order with the status Created, if the Estimated check box and the Started check box are selected, when you start the production order, but have not already estimated it, the system will estimate the order before starting it.

To set up status combinations, follow these steps:

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

  2. On the Status tab, select the check boxes in the rows and columns to specify the combinations. To select all of the combinations, click the Select all button.

Inventory dimensions help you track inventory postings. You can specify the overview that you want to view the dimensions in.

To set up inventory dimensions, follow these steps:

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

  2. On the Inventory dimensions tab, select an inventory dimension from the list.

  3. Select check boxes to include the dimension in the relevant production order, lines, and journal overviews.

To set up number sequences for production, follow this step:

  • On the Number sequences tab, set up appropriate production number sequences for each reference.


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