Dynamics AX

  • Published:
    August 29, 2011
  • Languages:
    English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Credit toward certification:

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Trade and Logistics

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Skills measured

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Manage the supply chain foundation (38%)
  • Manage product information
    • Supply chain logistics; define products; model configurable products; authorize product setup in a legal entity; finalize product setup in a legal entity; define products as not stocked
  • Set up inventory management
    • Item types; item groups; item model groups; storage and tracking dimension groups; warehouse management; inventory parameters; define inventory policies
  • Manage purchase orders
    • Work with purchase orders; purchase order types; set up accounts payable purchase parameters; purchase not-stocked items; ship to multiple addresses; manage delivery schedules; change management; process purchase orders; generate a receipts list; generate a product receipt
  • Manage serial and batch numbers
    • Handle storage and tracking dimensions; manual allocation; automatic allocation; tracing
  • Manage sales orders
    • Work with sales orders; sales order types; sales parameters; sales orders for not-stocked items; ship to multiple addresses; use enhanced delivery date control; manage delivery schedules; manage available ship dates and receipt dates; order entry deadlines; direct delivery; generate a sales order confirmation; generate a sales order picking list; process a picking list registration; process a sales order packing slip; ship carrier interfaces
  • Manage quality and quarantine
    • Set up quality management basics; set up automatic quality order generation; create a manual quality order; work with a non-conformance; manage quality reports and certificates; set up parameters for quarantine warehouses; manage item quarantines; manage inventory transactions on quarantined items; item dimension–based quality checks; automatic initiation of quality orders when goods are registered
  • Manage inventory journals and reports
    • Set up inventory journals; manage inventory adjustment and movement journals; transfer journals; BOM journals; count journals; create a journal-specific setup; tag-count journals; ABC inventory classification; inventory reports; forecast reports; inventory blocking

Preparation resources

Manage distribution and trade (31%)
  • Manage over/under delivery and charges
    • Over/under delivery setup and transactions; methods of adding a charge; price settings; charge codes; manual charges; automatic charges; landed cost charges; add charges to a purchase order invoice; allocate charges; maximum approval limits
  • Manage customer and vendor agreements
    • Activate trade agreements; set up trade agreements; trade agreement parameters; trade agreement policies; supplementary items; manage purchase and sales agreements
  • Manage item arrival and registration
    • Set up item registration; use the arrival overview form; manage not-stocked item arrivals
  • Manage sales quotations
    • Set up sales quotations; work with quotations; manage additional sales quotation features
  • Manage item reservations
    • Reservations, dimensions, and transactions; manual and automatic reservations; selection of lots; explosion reservations; view reservations; block reservations; lock reservations; cancel reservations; batch reservations; pick reserved items
  • Pick sales orders
    • Enable sales order picking and setup; release sales order picking; manage picking operations
  • Manage returns
    • Set up customer returns; create a return order; manage item arrival and receipt registration; manage quarantine orders; manage replacement orders; handle not-stocked item returns; create vendor returns; create vendor returns for serialized items
  • Manage commissions
    • Set up a commission; view commission transactions; manage commission transactions for returned items
  • Manage transfer orders
    • Set up transfer orders; use the transfer order form; select items for a transfer order; ship and receive a transfer order; manage goods in transit

Preparation resources

Manage bills of materials (31%)
  • Create simple BOMs
    • Use the BOM form; work with BOMs in the BOM Designer; approve and activate BOMs
  • Create versioned BOMs with versions
    • Create BOMs by using the Released Products form; activate multiple BOM versions; copy BOM versions; change BOM versions; create BOMs with a version from the BOM form; create BOMs with versions in the BOM Designer; manage quantity-dependent BOMs; work with validity dates and sub-BOMs on component lines
  • Work with BOM and product configurations
    • Manage BOM configurations; manage product configurations
  • Work with BOM calculations
    • Manage the BOM calculation structure; manage cost groups, profit settings, and calculation groups; view costing versions and BOM calculations; cost and sales price calculations; manage explosion mode and BOM stop explosion
  • Manage sales orders and BOMs
    • Configurable BOMs and sales orders; view BOMs in a sales order; explode a BOM from a sales order; calculate a BOM from a sales order
  • Manage scrap and measurement
    • BOM scrap; BOM measurement
  • Manage reports and other BOM functionality
    • Report a BOM as finished; standard BOM reports; manage other BOM functionality

Preparation resources

Who should take this exam?

Candidates for this exam are individuals who are accountable for the typical daily procedures required to effectively use Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 trade and logistics functionality. This audience typically includes product designers, store managers, sales and purchase managers, salespeople, purchasers, and other people responsible for bill of materials setup and administration, trade and logistics, inventory and warehouse management, and product information management.

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