Set up a production unit [AX 2012]

Updated: December 7, 2010

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

A production unit is an administrative unit that is a collection of resource groups. A production unit can contain multiple resource groups, but a resource group can be assigned to only one production unit. A production unit reflects the physical layout of production resources and has no effect on transactions or how they are processed.

You must associate a production unit with a site. You can also assign a picking warehouse and a storage warehouse to a production unit.

You can use a production unit to consolidate and filter production-related data. For example, a shop floor manager can see an overview of the outstanding workload and the available capacity for a particular production unit.


The Operations resource configuration key must be enabled to carry out these tasks.

  1. Click Production control > Setup > Production > Production units.

  2. Click New on the toolbar, or press CTRL+N to create a new entry.

  3. In the Production unit field, enter a unique identifier for the production unit, and in the Name field, enter a description.

  4. In the Site field, select the site at which the production unit operates.

  5. Click the General FastTab.

  6. To assign a picking warehouse to the production unit, in the Input warehouse field, select a warehouse. The list displays the warehouses that are assigned to the same site as the production unit.

  7. To assign a storage warehouse to the production unit, in the Output warehouse field, select a warehouse. The list displays the warehouses that are assigned to the same site as the production unit.

  8. Save the record.

Note Note

On the Hierarchy FastTab, you can expand the tree structure to view all the warehouses that are set up for all sites. After you expand the tree structure, you can collapse it by clicking the Collapse button.

  1. Click Organization administration > Common > Resources > Resource groups.

  2. In the Site field, select a site.

  3. On the General FastTab, in the Production unit field, select a production unit. The drop-down list displays the production units that are associated with the site that you selected in the previous step.

  4. Save the record.

After you create a production unit and assign it to a resource group, you can filter the Current operations list page by production unit.


You can change the production unit that is assigned to a resource group. You can also delete a production unit. However, these changes to the production unit are effective only for new orders that are created after master scheduling is run. If you want to apply the production unit change to existing orders, you must do so manually.

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