Add subcontracting service to activity (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: January 24, 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 > Setup > Lean manufacturing > Production flows. On the Versions FastTab, click Activities, and then click Details. On the Service terms FastTab, click Add.

Use this wizard to configure subcontracted service terms for an activity. After service terms are configured, they are displayed on the Service terms FastTab of the Activity details form.

The following prerequisites must be met before you use this wizard:

  • Work cells and warehouses are assigned to the vendors that operate them.

  • Non-stocked service products are created for the services that are purchased.

  • Purchase agreements are created and activated for the services that are purchased.

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

Page

Description

Assign subcontracting service

Define the main terms of the service. The main terms include the vendor, the carrier, and the service.

Assign output products and product dimensions

For additional service terms that differ from the default service terms, define the products that the service terms apply to.

You can modify the output products at any time. In the Activity details form, on the Service terms FastTab, click Details to open the Subcontracting service details form.

Specify subcontracting service terms

Define the detailed terms for the service. The detailed terms include the product dimensions for the service, and the parameters that are used to calculate the quantity for service.

Wizard completed

Create the subcontracted service for the activity.

The detailed service terms are used in the following situations:

  • Subcontracting documents are created. These documents include the purchase order and the receipt.

  • The standard costs for products are calculated based on production flows that use the subcontracted activities.

If you modify the service terms, the changes do not affect documents that were created before the changes were made. After you modify the service terms, we recommend that you recalculate the standard cost of the related output products.

Button

Description

Add

Add an output product to the service terms. You can select an item, and then assign product dimensions.

Remove

Remove the selected output product from the service terms.

Dimensions

Open the Dimensions display form, where you can select the product dimensions that are displayed in the list of output products.

Field

Description

Vendor account

The vendor that is defined as the supplier of the service for the activity.

  • For process activities, the vendor that is assigned to the work cell.

  • For transfer activities, the vendor that is assigned as follows:

    • If the value in the Freighted by field is Carrier, the vendor that is assigned to the selected carrier.

    • If the value in the Freighted by field is Shipper, the vendor that is assigned to the outgoing warehouse of the shipper.

    • If the value in the Freighted by field is Recipient, the vendor that is assigned to the incoming warehouse of the recipient.

Freighted by

For transfer activities, the party that is responsible for the transfer and the referenced shipment. The following values are used:

  • Shipper – The shipping party is responsible for the transfer.

  • Recipient – The receiving party is responsible for the transfer.

  • Carrier – A third-party carrier is responsible for the transfer.

Carrier ID

For transfer activities that are completed by a carrier, the carrier that ships the products from the outgoing location to the incoming location. If transfer activities are assigned to a carrier, this field is mandatory.

You can configure multiple service terms to specify various carriers for a transfer activity. Then, in the Kanban board for transfer jobs form, you can select a carrier before you start the jobs.

NoteNote

You can assign carriers to transfer services only if the carrier ID is associated with a vendor.

Service

The item of the Service product type that is used to obtain the service from the vendor.

Purchase agreement ID

The purchase agreement that documents the terms and conditions under which the service is provided by the vendor.

Default

Select this check box to use the current service terms as the default service terms for all output items that are supplied by the activity but do not have specific service terms.

Item number

The identifier of the item of the Service product type that is used to obtain the service from the vendor.

Configuration

The configuration for the service that is provided.

Size

The size for the service that is provided.

Color

The color for the service that is provided.

Product dimensions field group

For service products that have product dimensions, select the dimensions.

Alternatively, you can use the product dimensions of the output products by selecting the Use output product configuration, Use output product size, and Use output product color check boxes.

Example

For output products that have an active Size dimension, a service may require different conditions for each size. Instead of configuring service terms for each product size, you can use the dimensions of the output product. The purchase orders and receipts are then created for services by using the size dimension of the output products that are scheduled and completed in the kanban jobs.

Use output product configuration

Select this check box to indicate that the configuration for the service is determined by the configuration of the output product that is supplied by the activity.

Use output product size

Select this check box to indicate that the size for the service is determined by the size of the output product that is supplied by the activity.

Use output product color

Select this check box to indicate that the color for the service is determined by the color of the output product that is supplied by the activity.

Service ratio

The ratio of quantity to the service quantity base. The ratio is used to calculate the quantity that is required or delivered for the service. The default value is 1.0, but you can modify this value.

Service unit

The unit of measure that the service is provided in.

Service quantity base

The data that is used to calculate the service quantity for the activity. The following values are used:

  • Job – The service quantity is based on the number of jobs that are performed during the calculation period for the service.

  • Product quantity conforming – The service quantity is based on the quantity of product that is produced, and that meets quality requirements, during the calculation period for the service.

  • Product quantity total – The service quantity is based on the total quantity of items that is produced during the calculation period for the service. The total quantity includes both products that meet quality standards and products that do not meet quality standards.

  • Activity time – The service quantity is based on the duration of the activities that are performed during the calculation period for the service. The calculation is as follows:

    the duration = the number of jobs x the activity run time


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