About action messages [AX 2012]

Updated: April 19, 2012

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

An action message is a system-generated suggestion to change an existing planned order. Action messages are generated by the master scheduling calculation in response to changed requirements. For example, the due date or quantity may have changed because an order was firmed. You decide whether to make the changes that are suggested.

You can configure how action messages are calculated for a coverage group that you attach to an item. For more information, see Coverage groups (form).

In the Coverage groups form, you can select the action messages that you want the system to generate, and the coverage groups or items that the messages apply to. You can select the following action messages.

Message

Description

Advance

One or more planned orders should be moved forward in time. If you select this message, in the Advance margin field, you can also specify the maximum number of days between orders that are advanced.

Postpone

One or more planned orders should be postponed. If you select this message, in the Postpone margin field, you can also specify the maximum number of days that are permitted between orders that are postponed.

Decrease

Production orders, purchase orders, and other receipt transactions should be decreased to prevent excess inventory levels.

Increase

Production orders, purchase orders, and other receipt transactions should be increased to prevent shortages in inventory.

Derived actions

Actions that are derived from requirements can be transferred to component items.


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