Production flows (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 21, 2011

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 > Lean manufacturing > Production flows.

Use this form to create and configure a production flow to define a production process. After you create a production flow, you can create one or more versions of the production flow.

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

Button

Description

New

Create a new production flow.

Delete

Delete the selected production flow or production flows. You can only delete a production flow if there is no active version. When you delete a production flow, the related expired versions, activities, activity relations, kanban flows, kanban rules, kanban cards, and kanban jobs are also deleted.

Cycle time history

Open the Cycle time history form to view the past cycle times that are recorded for the selected production flow.

Costing

View transactions that are related to the selected production flow. You can select from the following options:

  • Standard cost transactions

  • Indirect cost transactions

  • Route transactions

  • Subcontracting transactions

  • Current WIP balances

Field

Description

Name

The identifying name of the production flow.

Description

The description of the production flow.

Production group

The identification of the production group that the production flow is assigned to. The production group controls how costs are calculated and posted.

Operating unit

Select the operating unit that the production flow is assigned to. The operating unit is used when transaction costs are posted to the financial dimensions that are related to the production flow. The operating units that are shown in the look-up form are filtered by the type, Value stream. After the production flow is created, you cannot change the value in this field.

Financial dimensions

View information about financial dimensions, such as the default dimensions and where the dimensions are used in account structures and advanced rule structures.

The information about the takt time performance of the production flow version that is currently activated.

Field

Description

Cycle time unit

The unit of measure that is used with the takt time and cycle time of the active production flow version.

Deviation

The difference between the average cycle time and the actual cycle time.

Average cycle time

Enter a time to use as a target cycle time for the production flow version. You can compare the target time that you set to the actual cycle time that is calculated.

Actual cycle time

View the cycle time that is calculated for the active production flow version.

actual cycle time = working hours of the cycle time period / quantity produced in the cycle time period

The versions, both activated and not activated, that are created for the selected production flow.

Button

Description

Add

Open the Create new production flow version form to add a new production flow version. You can create one or more versions for a production flow. When you create multiple versions, the form opens in a mode that enables you to copy from an existing version.

  • Copy from version – Select this check box to copy the production flow activities from the existing production flow version to the new version.

  • Duplicate kanban rules – Select this check box to copy kanban rules that reference the existing production flow version to the new version.

Remove

Delete the selected production flow version. You can only delete a production flow version that is not activated.

Details

Open the Production flow version details form to view information about the selected production flow version.

Validate

Open the Validate production flow form to validate (but not activate) the selected production flow version.

Activate

Open the Activate production flow form to validate and activate the selected production flow version.

Deactivate

Open the Deactivate production flow form to deactivate the selected production flow version.

Recalculate

Open the Recalculate takt times form to recalculate the cycle times for the activities of the production flow version.

Activities

Open the Production flow activities form to view and change the production flow activities that are used in the selected production flow version.

Field

Description

Version

The version number that is automatically assigned to the production flow version.

Effective date

The date when the production flow version is effective.

Expiration date

The date when the production flow version expires.

Plan status

The status of the production flow version. The options are as follows:

  • Active – the production flow version is activated.

  • Draft – the production flow version is not activated.


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