Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

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Production capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Reduce cost and time to market and respond quickly to changing customer demands with Production in Microsoft Dynamics AX. Real-time insight into business and supply chain information—including inventory, warehouse, and production—helps you optimize production flow by planning effectively, maximizing resource utilization, driving accurate delivery performance, and streamlining business processes.

With Production in Microsoft Dynamics AX, your people can plan production to meet exacting schedules and delivery demands. Track inventory levels and plan delivery routing with flexibility and control. Access logistics, trade, and customer relationship management (CRM) data to plan orders for purchase, production, and transfer, and help minimize inventory levels, meet customer requirements, and provide reliable promises for delivery. Plan production sites using multi-site capabilities to maintain various production units for planning and execution.

Production in Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you:

  • Manage production in a demand-driven environment. View real-time, integrated work in progress (WIP) with actual costs; make adjustments to avoid potential delays or cost overruns; and streamline inventory management based on demand and forecasting.

  • Anticipate and reduce bottlenecks. Gain tight control over every aspect of the production floor with bottleneck scheduling. Quickly view processes and work utilization as a whole with a Gantt chart and use drag-and-drop rescheduling to minimize delays.

  • Gain deep insight across the supply chain. With visibility throughout the entire supply chain, you can streamline business processes, optimize resources, minimize lead times, and identify accurate delivery dates.

  • Improve control of production processes. Define manufacturing resources, including machines, people, tools, and subcontractors, and allocate them to work center groups. Tightly control schedules by using finite or infinite capacity scheduling for maximum flexibility.

“We think our lean implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 will help us reduce our inventory of raw materials by 30 to 40 percent.”

Paul Wilder
IT Manager
Kreisler Industrial

Microsoft Dynamics AX production capabilities by edition:


Business Essentials

Advanced Management

Advanced Management Enterprise*

Add-on Components

Manufacturing Role Centers

Production order management

Production BOM

Production tracking and reporting

Forecast scheduling and master planning

Routing management


Cost tracking

Job monitoring

Product Builder

Shop floor management

*Advanced Management Enterprise available as additional components for the Advanced Management edition only.


Feature included

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Feature available with Advanced Management Enterprise options

= Feature available with Advanced Management Enterprise options. You must have the Advanced Management edition to get features marked Advanced Management Enterprise only.

Feature available to add on to either edition

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