Use alternative kanban rule (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 25, 2012

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 > Common > Lean manufacturing > Kanban schedule board. Select one or multiple jobs that reference the same kanban rule. On the Action Pane, on the Plan tab, in the Kanban quantity overview group, click Use alternative kanban rule.

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Click Production control > Common > Lean manufacturing > Kanban board for process jobs. On the Kanban quantity overview - finished goods FastTab, select one or multiple jobs that reference the same kanban rule, and then click Use alternative kanban rule.

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Click Production control > Common > Lean manufacturing > Kanban board for transfer jobs. On the Kanban quantity overview FastTab, select one or multiple jobs that reference the same kanban rule, and then click Use alternative kanban rule.

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In the Kanban form, on the Action Pane, in the Assign group, click Use alternative kanban rule.

Use this form to assign a different kanban rule to the scheduled kanbans or event kanbans that are referenced by the selected job. You can use this form for production flows that have multiple branches that supply the same products to the same location. For example, an alternative to a rule that uses an internal process activity could be a rule that uses a subcontracted activity and a transfer activity, instead.

You can use an alternative kanban rule when the following conditions are true:

  • The replenishment strategy is the same for both rules.

  • The version of the production flow is the same for both rules.

  • The product that is supplied is the same for both rules.

  • Any downstream activities that are configured for the last activity of the kanban rules must be the same for both rules.

  • The same supplied inventory dimensions must be configured for both rules.

  • The status of the handling unit must be Not assigned.

  • The configuration for event kanbans must be the same.

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

This page displays a list of the kanbans that reference the selected job or jobs.

Button

Description

Remove

Remove the selected kanbans from the list. You can remove kanbans that you do not want to include when the alternative kanban rule is used.

Dimensions

Open the Dimensions display form, where you can select the inventory dimensions to use.

Next >

Go to the next page of the form.

Cancel

Do not use an alternative kanban rule, and close the form.

Field

Description

Kanban

The kanban that is referenced by the job.

Item number

The product that is replenished by the kanban.

Product quantity

The quantity of product that is replenished by the kanban.

BOM unit

The unit of measure that is used with the product.

Due date/time

The date and time when the kanban is due.

Handling unit status

The status of the handling unit that is referenced by the kanban.

This page displays the activities of the kanban flow for the selected kanban rule.

Button

Description

< Back

Go to the previous page of the form.

Finish

Confirm the use of the selected kanban rule as the new kanban rule for the selected kanbans. All jobs that are referenced by the selected kanbans are deleted. The alternative rule is applied, and new jobs are created based on the kanban flow of the new rule. Kanban cards are assigned based on the settings of the new rule.

Field

Description

Kanban rule

Select an alternative kanban rule to assign to the kanbans. All rules that are valid alternatives to the current rule are displayed. For each alternative rule, the first activity and the last activity are also displayed.

Replenishment strategy

The replenishment strategy that is defined for the current kanban rule and the alternative rules.

Activity type

The type of the activity that is defined for the current kanban rule.

Activity

The identifier of the activity that is defined for the current kanban rule.

Site

The site where the activity takes place.

Warehouse

The warehouse where the output of the activity is stored.

Location

The location where the output of the activity is stored.

Resource group

The work cell that is defined for the process activity.

Vendor account

The account number of the vendor that is defined for the subcontracted activity.


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