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  • Published:
    March 23, 2012
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  • Audiences:
    Information workers
  • Technology:
    Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • Credit toward certification:

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Process Manufacturing Production and Logistics

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Prepare for process manufacturing (13%)
  • Understand process manufacturing concepts
    • 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
    • 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

Preparation resources

Manage formulas and batch orders (14%)
  • Understand formula concepts
    • 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 multi-site production environments
  • Manage formula versions
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Preparation resources

Manage master planning (12%)
  • Perform master planning
    • 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
    • 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
    • Create and use a planning item, create and use a planning formula

Preparation resources

Manage containerized packaging and catch weight, and integrate with warehouse management (12%)
  • Set up containerized packaging
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Preparation resources

Manage lot and batch control and batch attributes (11%)
  • Manage batch disposition codes
    • 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
    • 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
    • Create a batch attribute, add values to an enumerate type batch attribute, update a batch attribute, create a batch attribute group
  • Assign batch attributes
    • Assign product-specific or customer-specific batch attributes, reserve batches by attributes

Preparation resources

Manage vendor information (10%)
  • Set up and maintain approved vendors for products
    • 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
    • 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

Preparation resources

Manage commodity pricing (10%)
  • Set up commodity pricing
    • 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
    • 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

Preparation resources

Manage product compliance (10%)
  • Set up and maintain product compliance
    • 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
    • Associate product compliance to released products, validate PSDS information in purchase orders and sales orders

Preparation resources

Manage rebates (9%)
  • Set up rebates and rebate groups
    • Define the rebate process cycle, define prerequisites for rebates, set up rebates, set up rebate program types
  • Create rebate groups
    • Create customer rebate groups, create customer Trade and Merchandising Allowance (TMA) groups, create item freight groups, create item rebate groups
  • Create rebate agreements
    • 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
    • Define the rebate process cycle, cumulate rebates, approve rebates, process rebates, purge rebates

Preparation resources

Preparation options

Self-paced training

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Who should take this exam?

This exam is designed for systems developers and implementation consultants who plan to use process manufacturing business processes and functions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Candidates should have a general knowledge of process manufacturing and of the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 functionalities that apply to it.

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