Set up transportation constraints for routes [AX 2012]

Updated: April 16, 2014

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

NoteNote

This topic applies to features in the Transportation management module. It does not apply to features in the Inventory management module.

This topic explains how to set up transportation constraints for items, shipments, or shipping carriers. The transportation coordinator selects a constraint action in the Constraints form based on which one of the following scenarios occur in the Rate route workbench form:

  • Warn – The warning message indicates that the route should not be assigned to the freight.

  • Restrict – This restricts the transportation coordinator from assigning a route to the freight.

For example, you can set a constraint on hazardous chemicals so that the item is not transported using a particular shipping carrier.

You can set up a constraint for an item using the item number or filter codes.

To set up an item constraint, follow these steps:

  1. Click Transportation management > Setup > Routing > Constraints.

  2. In the Item area, click New to create an item constraint.

  3. Enter an identifier (ID) and a name for the item constraint.

  4. Optional: Select the site and warehouse in which this item constraint should be applied.

  5. In the Item number field, select the item for which you want to set a constraint.

    –or–

    In the code fields, select one or more filter codes to set the constraint for items that are assigned to the selected filter codes. For example, if you select the filter code for inflammable items, then the constraint is applied to all inflammable items. For more information, see Configure item filters and filter codes for warehouse transactions.

  6. In the rightmost pane, on the Condition FastTab, specify the conditions for the item constraint.

  7. In the Constraint action field, select either Warn or Restrict to trigger a warning message or restrict the transportation coordinator from assigning a route when the conditions for the item constraints are met in the Rate route workbench form.

To set up a shipment constraint, follow these steps:

  1. Click Transportation management > Setup > Routing > Constraints.

  2. In the left pane, click Shipment.

  3. In the Shipment area, click New to create a shipment constraint.

  4. Enter an ID and name for the shipment constraint.

  5. Optional: Select the site and warehouse in which this shipment constraint should be applied.

  6. Select a customer or vendor account for the shipment for which you want to set a constraint.

  7. Enter the maximum and minimum weight of the shipment.

  8. In the rightmost pane, on the Condition FastTab, specify the conditions for the shipment constraint.

  9. In the Constraint action field, select either Warn or Restrict to trigger a warning message or restrict the transportation coordinator from assigning a route when the conditions for the shipment constraints are met in the Rate route workbench form.

To set up a shipping carrier constraint, follow these steps:

  1. Click Transportation management > Setup > Routing > Constraints.

  2. In the left pane, click Shipping carrier.

  3. In the Shipping carrier area, click New to create a shipping carrier constraint.

  4. Enter an ID and a name for the shipping carrier constraint.

  5. Optional: Select the site and warehouse in which this shipment carrier constraint should be applied.

  6. Select a shipping carrier and carrier service for which you want to set a constraint.

    NoteNote

    If you select a shipping carrier, you must select a carrier service.

  7. In the rightmost pane, on the Condition FastTab, specify the conditions for the shipping carrier constraint.

  8. In the Constraint action field, select either Warn or Restrict to trigger a warning message or restrict the transportation coordinator from assigning a route when the conditions for the shipping carrier constraints are met in the Rate route workbench form.

If you don't have access to the pages that are used to complete this task, contact your system administrator and provide the information that is shown in the following table.

Category

Prerequisite

Configuration keys

Click System administration > Setup > Licensing > License configuration. Expand the Trade license key, and select the Warehouse and Transportation management configuration key.


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