Warehouse Management and Distribution

Warehouse Management and Distribution
  • Periodic closure – The key for control

    Today, companies management is expecting that the financial departments is contributing with up fresh data to support decisions and with a good overview over regulations. If your answer is “no” to one or more of the questions below, you...
  • Dynamic Slotting on top of WM&D

    The current slotting in WM&D is based on Pre-slotting . This means that there is a system to do the slotting/location planning upfront. This works quite good in environments where they have a lot of picking locations, and where it is known what products...
  • Help, RecID is jumping

    At a customer site, we sometimes saw that the recid is “jumping” in Dynamics AX 2009. We cannot explain why, but it seems to happen a few times every year. To deal with this, we created the following SQL trigger : Thanks to FSB-development...
  • Spar Kjøp on WM&D

    To-Increase have released a customer reference video of Spar Kjøp. Take a look. It is very nice, and I’m quite proud to have contributed to this customer. This week I’m looking into dynamic slotting for this customer.
  • Is AX 2012 slower than AX 2009?

    First I would congratulate Microsoft with the release of Dynamics AX 2012. It looks very nice, and we get very good feedback from the marked on it. But this blog post is questioning the statement that AX 2012 is much faster than AX 2009 . The reason why...
  • Dynamics AX 2012 RTM Hyper-V

    The new version of Dynamics AX 2012 looks very nice, and it can be downloaded from Mircosoft partner source. But one of the initial reactions to the released hyper-V, was that I experienced that the performance was poor. I especially saw that refreshing...
  • Consolidated production picking using WM&D

    In standard AX the production module do have a separate process of generating picking routes, but it is possible to set up std. AX so that consolidated picking routes are generated. The advantage is that then the picking routes generated from production...
  • WM&D Value Added services

    This article is about the value added services(VAS) module in To-Increase Warehouse Management and Distribution solution for Dynamics AX 2009. VAS = Value Added Services Value Added Services is among the crucial elements of any supply chain management...
  • WM&D – Assembly and kitting

    This article describes kitting from a sales perspective. Another article will be published later that deals with the execution of the kitting and value added services(VAS). Assembly and Kitting is a great alternative for companies that are not equipped...
  • How to Choose a Warehouse Management System ?

    When it comes to choosing the right warehouse management system (WMS) for your business, it’s important to understand your warehouse needs and the benefits of having an integrated WMS before starting the selection process. Whether your goal is to...
  • Hidden Barcode Secrets in Dynamics AX 2012

    The utilization of barcoding and barcode readers has transformed business efficiencies of an incredible number of businesses both large and small. Simple still effective, the bar code as an invention has made itself indispensable only by the multi-faceted...
  • Automate your AX 2012 Sales Order Processing

    The first stage of the fulfillment cycle is the way in which your business processes a customer’s order. How your business handles orders has a major impact on customer service, from encouraging initial interest to prompting repeat business. Factors...
  • Rapid Value for Dynamics AX 2012

    A few times every year I suddenly discover solutions and ideas that completely surprises me. Today was one of these days. We have all heard about sure step and rapid start, and they are great tools. Now To-Increase has created an integrated business process...
  • A technical question to the AX 2012-Community

    Hi. AX2012 has come with many new improved features. One of my favorites are the ability to create Computed View Columns . In a project we have created a form, where the datasource is a Table view, and it does have some nice use of the Computed View...
  • Dynamics AX 2012 WMS: Micro improvements #1

    Today I wanted to start a series of blog posts to show some of the smaller improvements related to warehouse management in AX 2012. Dynamics AX 2012 does have some major improvement, but sometimes it good to know that smaller changes also manages to get...
  • Dynamics AX 2012 WMS: Micro improvements #2

    In AX 2009 we had many important tables related to WMS, and the location table is one of the most important ones, if you are into warehousing. In AX 2009 the location form consisted of two tables. The WMSLocation, that contained attributes and parameters...
  • Dynamics AX 2012 WMS: Micro improvements #3

    In today’s posting I wanted to focus on the processes of deleting and cancelling a picking route. What I write here is valid on both AX 2012 and AX 2009, but I wanted to set focus on it. I get questions on why does Dynamics AX leave an open...
  • Dynamics AX 2012 SCM: Micro improvements #4

    Here the other day I came over a functional change in AX 2012 compared to AX 2009 and earlier versions. It is related to the “Deliver Now” field on the sales lines and on the line quantity form. In earlier releases we could use this...
  • What is this ?

    Menu system. Item arrival:   Realtime Counting: Create sales order lines: Please follow me in the comming weeks, and I will let you know…….If I’m allowed to J
  • Video #1: Purchase receive using PDA

    This is my first posted video EVER , so do not expect to see anything of high quality. The video is a small view into a set of PDA programs created for Dynamics AX. This one will do an express registration of 2 purchase lines into different locations...
  • Dynamics AX 2012 – WMS Micro improvements # 5 : Auto printing of Bill of Lading

    I was woring on a small PDA screen for send a shipment in Dynamics AX 2012. Normally this is done from the shipment screen as follows: The people at the warehouse wanted a smaller and easier screen to work with, and one that fits a PDA screen,...
  • Enabling wireless PDA capabilities in AX 2012

    I wanted to share with you how I have enabled the rich functionality of Dynamics AX 2012 to be run on a wireless device. What I show you here is 100% based on AX 2012 feature Pack, and everything is created in AX 2012. I decided also to have no changes...
  • Warehouse menu

    The warehouse menu covers ordinary tasks like counting, moving, inquiry etc. Count from Journal : This program will do a controlled count, based on a counting journal that has been generated. This is typical for cycle counting or when doing aisle counting...
  • Outbound menu

    The outbound menu is related to a consolidated delivery. Processes here is related to what happens after the items have been picked is covered. Merge pick pallets: Merge pick pallets will combine two pallets into one pallet. This is often done for...
  • Picking menu

    The picking menu supports more advanced picking features, and is regarded as advanced WMS features. Start picking Route: This menu will start the picking route, and also start the picking process of a route. Create Pick Pallet: In a consolidated...