Production control parameters (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: December 9, 2010

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

Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters.

Use this form to set up parameters for the Production area. The parameters define how production orders are created, estimated, and scheduled. The parameters also define the methods of consumption feedback and cost accounting that are used.

There are two variants of this form:

  1. Production parameters – Uses parameters that are defined for a company.

  2. Production parameters by site – Uses parameters that are defined for a site. Click Production control > Setup > Production control parameters by site.

The value that is defined in the Parameter usage field determines whether the site-specific parameters, or the parameters that are defined for the company are used. When you set the Parameter usage to site, the program uses the site-specific parameters where they are defined. If site-specific parameters are not defined, the program uses the parameters that are defined for the company.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.

Link

Description

Overview

In the Production parameters by site form only, select the site for which the parameters apply.

General

Set up the parameters for higher level system functions. Here are some examples.

  • The method for calculating estimates

  • The profit-setting code to use when the sales price of the production order is defined

  • Reservations handling

  • Which information to post to the ledger

Journals

By default, define which settings should operate in each of the four journal types. For a more explicit definition of the types and their uses, see Journal type.

Standard update

Apply these parameters when no other value is specified at a higher level, for example, when no journal name is specified for automatic picking.

Automatic update

Define settings to guide automatic updates of the production order as it moves through different production stages. The production order has a different status, depending on its stage. These settings determine that an update will be run when the production has passed a certain stage and is ready for the next. For example, the schedule will automatically be updated when a production has been cost-estimated and released.

AIF

Select the parameters to use to receive and to post electronic documents, such as picking lists and route cards, through the Application Integration Framework (AIF).

Status

Define the combinations of production order status and the scheduling status that are used for production orders. Select check boxes in the appropriate rows and columns to define the combinations. Click the Select all button to select all the check boxes.

Inventory dimensions

Apply these parameters and select which inventory dimension elements to include in the listed journals and lines. Select the inventory dimensions in the Inventory dimensions pane. To select the table or journal on which the dimension is shown use the check boxes under Show on overview.

Lean manufacturing

Define default parameters that are used when production flows and activities are created in Lean manufacturing.

Unit of measure

Define units of measure that are used as time units in production flow activities in Lean manufacturing. The time units are as follows:

  • Days

  • Hours

  • Minutes

  • Seconds

Number sequences

Define the setup for production-relevant number sequences.

The third column in the following table indicates whether the particular parameter can be set only on the company level or also on the site level. The parameters that can only be defined at the legal-entity level are not available to modify in the Production parameters by site form.

Field

Description

Usage by company or site

Parameter usage

Controls which production control parameters are used for multiple sites. The options are as follows:

By company - The company-wide parameters are always used.

By site - The parameters for the selected site are used. If no site parameter is defined, the program uses the parameter that is defined for the company.

Not applicable

Profit-setting

The profit-setting used in determining sales price.

Company

Reservation

Select when auto-reservation should be performed.

Company

Ledger posting

Determines how production should be posted to ledger.

Company

Maximum job lead time

The maximum job lead time in days.

Company or site

Route network

Select the check box to enable manually setting the next operation number in routes.

Company

Mandatory date

When you select this field, you must enter a validity period for a route that states when it is valid. When the starting date expires, the route is no longer valid.

Company

Block removal of approval

When you select this field, you cannot change the status of a route once it has been approved.

Company

Block editing

When you select this field, you cannot edit a route.

Company

Post picking list in ledger

Select the check box to enable posting picking lists in the ledger.

Company or site

Post report as finished in ledger

Select the check box to enable posting production orders that are reported–as–finished in the ledger.

Company or site

Post excl. transaction type

Select the check box to exclude the transaction type from ledger transactions when the transactions are totaled and created during production posting.

Company or site

Planned order

Select the check box to include the capacity that is reserved for planned orders during production scheduling.

Company or site

Project

Select the check box to include the capacity that is reserved for projects during production scheduling.

Company or site

Price calculation

Select this field if you want to calculate the estimated cost price for a production order during the estimation stage. You can see the results in the Price calculation form. The realized cost price of a production order is calculated when you post production journals, regardless of this parameter.

Company or site

Delete capacity reservations

Select the check box to delete capacity reservations when reporting production orders as finished.

Company or site

Use estimated cost price

Select the check box to use the estimated cost price to determine the physical value when reporting production orders as finished.

Company or site

Picking list

The default journal name that is used if nothing else is entered for the production order line.

Company or site

Route card

The default journal name that is used if nothing else is entered for the production order line.

Company or site

Job card

The default journal name that is used if nothing else is entered for the production order line.

Company or site

Report as finished

The default journal name that is used if nothing else is entered for the production order line.

Company or site

Mandatory cost category for quantity

Select the check box to enable specifying a quantity category in route and job card journals.

Company or site

Mandatory cost category for hours

Select the check box to enable specifying an hour category in route and job card journals.

Company or site

Automatic BOM consumption

Select this field to enable automatic consumption when you update a production order. The program then posts the picking list for the consumed materials. The options are the following:

  • Flushing principle – Automatically register consumption according to the setting of the Flushing principle field on the BOM line.

  • Always – Always register automatic consumption.

  • Never – Do not register automatic consumption.

NoteNote

This setting is used when you update a production order but do not directly access the Start or Report as finished forms.

Company

Automatic report as finished

Select the check box to enable feedback for the last operation to be automatically reported–as–finished.

Company

Update capacity plan

Select the check box to enable automatic update of the capacity plan when posting journals.

Company or site

Pick negative

Select this check box to allow the on-hand inventory to become negative when items are picked. If you do not select this check box, picking from inventory occurs only if the item is physically available. If the item is not available, an error log is created.

Company

Physical reduction

Select this check box to reduce material consumption to the available on-hand quantity when inventory is not sufficient. If you do not select this check box, the material consumption is unchanged. If you do not select the Pick negative field, an error log is created when the physical inventory is not available.

Company

Inv.-manage planned order qty.

Select this check box to prevent duplicate inventory transactions. This situation can occur when multiple journal lines are inadvertently created for a production order.

Company

Accept error

Accept missing feedback for resource and item consumption.

Company

Automatic BOM consumption

Select the check box to set BOM consumption for the current production to be automatically picking–list updated.

Company

Scrap method

Select the method for posting item and resource consumption that is used for the error–reported quantity.

Company or site

Finite capacity

Select the check box to ensure that scheduling observes capacity limitations.

Company or site

Finite material

Select the check box to specify the use of futures messages with scheduling to ensure that materials are available.

Company or site

Finite property

Select the check box to ensure that scheduling observes any property requirements.

Company or site

Scheduling method

Select the method to use for automatic scheduling.

Company or site

Automatic BOM consumption

Select an option to set up automatic BOM consumption when you update a production order. The program then posts a picking list journal for the received quantity on the purchase order. The options are:

  • Flushing principle – Automatically register consumption according to the setting of the Flushing principle field on the BOM line.

  • Always – Always register automatic consumption.

  • Never – Do not register automatic consumption.

NoteNote

This setting is used when you update a production order but do not directly access the Start or Report as finished forms.

Company or site

Automatic BOM consumption

Select an option to set up automatic BOM consumption when production orders are updated automatically to the Start phase or the Report as finished phase. The program then posts a picking list journal for the consumed materials. The options are:

  • Flushing principle – Automatically register consumption according to the setting of the Flushing principle field on the BOM line.

  • Always – Always register automatic consumption.

  • Never – Do not register automatic consumption.

Company or site

Automatic route consumption

Select an option to set up automatic route consumption when production orders are updated automatically to the Start phase. The options are:

  • Route group dependent – When a purchase order is received physically, a connected operation is updated by posting a route card journal. The route group from the operation determines whether the setup times or process times are consumed in the journal.

  • Always – When a purchase order is received physically, a connected operation is updated by posting a route card journal. Setup times and process times are always consumed regardless of the automatic route consumption settings of the route group.

  • Never – When a purchase order is received physically, a connected operation is not updated.

Company or site

Group by vendor

Select the check box to group purchases by vendor when purchases are automatically created during estimation.

Company

Group by buyer group

Select the check box to group purchases by combination of vendor and buyer group when purchases are automatically created during estimation.

Company

Group by purchase agreement

Select the check box to group purchases by purchase agreement when purchase orders are automatically created during estimation.

If you select the check box, the Find purchase agreements check box will automatically be selected.

Company

Find purchase agreements

Select the check box to activate auto-search for purchase agreements during estimation. If an applicable purchase agreement is found, relevant information such as price and discount is copied to the purchase order lines.

Company

Automatic route consumption

Select the method for registering automatic route consumption. The options are the following:

  • Route group dependent – When a purchase order is received physically, a connected operation is updated by posting a route card journal. The route group from the operation determines whether setup or process times are consumed in the journal.

  • Always – When a purchase order is received physically, a connected operation is updated by posting a route card journal. Setup and process times are always consumed regardless of the automatic route consumption settings of the route group.

  • Never – When a purchase order is received physically, a connected operation is not updated.

Company or site

Show info

Select the check box if you want to be informed about route–card–journal posting when a purchase order is received physically.

Company or site

Production orders

Select the check box to display the dimension in the list together with productions.

Not applicable

Production lines

Select the check box to display the dimension in the list together with production lines.

Not applicable

Prod. picking list journal

Select the check box to display the dimension in the list of the production picking list journal.

Not applicable

Prod. reported as finished journal

Select the check box to display the dimension in the list of the productions in the reported–as–finished journal.

Not applicable

Production instruction

Select the type of document that is used for production instructions that are displayed on the kanban board.

Company

Default quantity unit

Select a default unit of measure to use for measuring quantity when production flows and activities are created. This field is optional.

Company

Default time unit

Select a default unit of measure to use for measuring time when production flows and activities are created. This field is optional.

Company

Number sequence code

Select the number sequence codes to use when production transactions are created.

Company


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