Exam MB6-886:

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Process Manufacturing Production and Logistics

Published:March 23, 2012
Language(s):English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Audience(s):Information Workers
Technology:Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Type:Proctored Exam

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Preparing for an Exam
This certification exam measures your ability to understand and articulate how to use Process Manufacturing business processes and functions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 including preparing for process manufacturing; managing formulas and batch orders; managing master planning; managing containerized packaging and catch weight, and integrating with warehouse management; managing lot and batch control and batch attributes; managing vendor information; managing commodity pricing; managing product compliance; and managing rebates.
Exam Topics Covered
The following list includes the topic area covered on this exam.
  • Preparing for Process Manufacturing
  • Managing Formulas and Batch Orders
  • Managing Master Planning
  • Managing Containerized Packaging and Catch Weight, and Integrating with Warehouse Management
  • Managing Lot and Batch Control and Batch Attributes
  • Managing Vendor Information
  • Managing Commodity Pricing
  • Managing Product Compliance
  • Managing Rebates
Audience Profile
This exam is intended for individuals who plan to use Process Manufacturing business processes and functions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This audience typically includes systems developers and implementation consultants.

Additional Skills Recommended:
General working knowledge of process manufacturing and the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 functionalities that apply to process manufacturing.
Credit Toward CertificationWhen you pass Exam MB6-886: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Process Manufacturing Production and Logistics, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
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Skills Being MeasuredThis exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.
Preparing for Process Manufacturing (13 percent)
  • Understand process manufacturing concepts.
    • This topic may include: define process manufacturing prerequisites; differentiate between formula items and bill of materials (BOM) items; create a product at enterprise level; create and apply a product template
  • Set up fields related to process manufacturing.
    • This topic may include: set up fields related to catch weight, item model group, tracking dimension group, shelf life, production type, approved vendor, packaging for bulk and packed items, batch attributes, and compliance
Managing Formulas and Batch Orders (14 percent)
  • Understand formula concepts.
    • This topic may include: production types used in released products; difference between formula item and planning item; definition of lines and versions; access and use the Formula designer and Formula forms from different forms; use formulas and routes in multisite production environments
  • Manage formula versions.
    • This topic may include: control formula versions by date, quantity, or site; create a formula with versions; use a plan group to substitute items; use step consumption functionality
  • Set up and enhance formula calculations.
    • This topic may include: define variances impacting batch order costing; define prerequisites for a formula calculation; set up a costing version, calculation group, cost group, or costing sheet; create and activate item prices in the costing version; allocate costs to co-products; distribute the burden for by-products
  • Calculate and estimate prices.
    • This topic may include: define variances that impact batch order costing; calculate cost price and sales price for formula items; open and use the Formula calculation form from different forms; review formula calculation details; perform batch order costing of planned co-products and by-products; enter and allocate costs to unplanned co-products and by-products; assign standard costing to formula items and co-products; estimate price for formula items from a sales order
  • Process batch orders.
    • This topic may include: define the batch order life cycle; create a batch order; process a batch order in the Batch order form; process a batch order by using the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) functionality; define the purpose and benefits of MES; explain MES registration types; clock in and clock out; start a job in batch order; report feedback about jobs in batch order; bundle jobs
Managing Master Planning (12 percent)
  • Perform master planning.
    • This topic may include: set up master planning specific to process manufacturing; define prerequisites for multi-site master planning; set up multi-site master planning; set up master planning across sites within a legal entity
  • Perform intercompany planning.
    • This topic may include: define intercompany planning; set up an intercompany planning group; create an intercompany purchase order; create an intercompany sales order; configure intercompany direct deliveries
  • Plan co-products.
    • This topic may include: create and use a planning item; create and use a planning formula
Managing Containerized Packaging and Catch Weight, and Integrating with Warehouse Management (12 percent)
  • Set up containerized packaging.
    • This topic may include: identify purpose and benefits of containerized packaging; convert bulk items; create a formula for a packed item; identify a bulk item on a formula version
  • Manage consolidated orders.
    • This topic may include: identify advantages of consolidated orders; firm or consolidate a planned batch order; add a batch order to or remove a batch order from a consolidated batch order; process consolidated batch orders; review the consolidated on-hand inventory
  • Set up catch weight items.
    • This topic may include: define preconditions for catch weight items; set up a catch weight item; set up a partial visibility or full visibility catch weight item
  • Create catch weight transactions.
    • This topic may include: create a purchase agreement, sales agreement, purchase order, or sales order in a catch weight unit; enter a delivery schedule on the purchase order line or sales order line in a catch weight unit; create a supply forecast in a catch weight unit; view net requirements in a catch weight unit; view pegging requirements in planned orders in a catch weight unit; create shipment staging or output orders in a catch weight unit; view on-hand inventory for a catch weight item
  • Incorporate catch weight in advanced warehouse management functions.
    • This topic may include: configure catch weight products for use with advanced warehouse management functions; perform inbound and outbound processes using catch weight units
  • Manage reservations in advanced warehouse management functions.
    • This topic may include: set up for reservation in process manufacturing; reservation principles specific to process manufacturing; sort reservations in the shipment process; reserve inventory specific to process manufacturing; set up automatic batch reservation
Managing Lot and Batch Control and Batch Attributes (11 Percent)
  • Manage batch disposition codes.
    • This topic may include: define prerequisites for batch disposition codes; set up prerequisites for batch disposition codes; configure a batch disposition code; define batch disposition master fields; reset a batch disposition code
  • Configure shelf life for items.
    • This topic may include: set shelf advice, shelf life, and best before dates; process shelf life-related queries; update shelf advice, expiry date and best before dates; set up shelf life in master planning; configure customer sellable days; plan First Expiry-First Out (FEFO) date–controlled formula items
  • Create and maintain batch attributes.
    • This topic may include: create a batch attribute; add values to an enumerate type batch attribute; update a batch attribute; create a batch attribute group
  • Assign batch attributes.
    • This topic may include: assign product-specific or customer-specific batch attributes; reserve batches by attributes
Managing Vendor Information (10 percent)
  • Set up and maintain approved vendors for products.
    • This topic may include: set up an Approved Vendor List (AVL) in the item model group; set up an AVL check method; authorize approved vendors; add an approved vendor to an item; delete an approved vendor from an item; change the effective date or expiration date for an approved vendor
  • View and validate approved vendor information.
    • This topic may include: view approved vendors by item; view approved vendors in various modules and forms; view approved vendor expiration; inquire on an approved vendor’s items in various forms
Managing Commodity Pricing (10 percent)
  • Set up commodity pricing.
    • This topic may include: set up commodity pricing default parameters; set up commodity pricing in the inventory and warehouse management parameters
  • Set up a pricing calculation for a commodity item.
    • This topic may include: define the commodity pricing cycle; create price and margin data; create a pricing template; use a quantity and margin template; calculate the cost and sales price of an item
Managing Product Compliance (10 percent)
  • Set up and maintain product compliance.
    • This topic may include: define product compliance terms; set up for product compliance; set up restricted products; set up regulated products; set up a product safety data sheet (PSDS)
  • Implement product compliance.
    • This topic may include: associate product compliance to released products; validate PSDS information in purchase orders and sales orders
Managing Rebates (9 percent)
  • Set up rebates and rebate groups.
    • This topic may include: define the rebate process cycle; define prerequisites for rebates; set up rebates; set up rebate program types
  • Create rebate groups.
    • This topic may include: create customer rebate groups; create customer Trade and Merchandising Allowance (TMA) groups; create item freight groups; create item rebate groups
  • Create rebate agreements.
    • This topic may include: create a rebate agreement based on customer and item relationships; create a rebate agreement based on customer and item rebate groups
  • Set up rebate processing.
    • This topic may include: define the rebate process cycle; cumulate rebates; approve rebates; process rebates; purge rebates
Preparation Tools and ResourcesTo help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the "Skills Measured" tab.
Learning Plans and Classroom Training
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  • 80309AE: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Process Manufacturing Production and Logistics (7 Hours)
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Microsoft Online Resources
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