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Dynamics AX Manufacturing Execution Set up

You can configure Dynamics AX manufacturing execution parameters and settings in Production control to register worker time and item consumption on production jobs. This topic describes how to set up the following Dynamics AX manufacturing execution features:

  • General parameters required by production features
  • Production parameters that affect Dynamics AX manufacturing execution processes
  • Registration forms for providing feedback
  • Allocation keys for bundling jobs

Set up the Dynamics AX manufacturing execution parameters that are required for production

Dynamics AX manufacturing

Dynamics AX manufacturing

Before you set up production-related parameters, you must set up the Dynamics AX manufacturing execution parameters that are required for using production features.

  1. Click the Production control > Setup > Manufacturing execution > Manufacturing execution parameters.
  2. In the General area, mention a method of identification for workers by selecting either the Use password or Use badge ID check box.
  3. In the Report as the finished field, select the status to display when a worker reports feedback on production jobs.

Set up production parameters – General parameters

Production parameter settings should always reflect the production environment. Production parameters determine when raw materials are deducted from the stock in the production process. These parameters also determine what information is reported in other areas in Microsoft Dynamics AX manufacturing regarding the execution and completion of production orders in Dynamics AX manufacturing execution.

  1. Click to the Production control > Setup > Manufacturing execution > Production parameters.
  2. In the Production parameters form, in the General area, in the Parameter usage field, choose whether to use company parameters or site parameters.
  3. In the Bundle type field, choose the allocation key to use if workers make registrations on more than one job at a time.
  4. Choose the Post time automatically check box if you want the system to post all journals when registrations are approved and transferred.
  5. In the Time journal field, select the journal type. The journal type that you choose depends on the option that is selected in the Job level field in the Operations area of this form:

    • If Route is selected, choose the route journal in the Time journal field.
    • If Job is selected, choose the job journal in the Time journal field.
  6. The production workers are paid based on the piecework, select the relevant pay rate formula in the piecework rate formula field.
  7. Mention piecework orders separately, select the Specify production order checkbox. If you clear this check box, all production orders are handled as piecework orders, and the pay rate that is defined in the Piecework rate formula field is used.
  8. Select the Cost category check box if you want to use cost categories to calculate the costs on production orders or projects. If you clear this check box, the real cost is applied.
  9. In the Dimension field, choose whether you want to use the financial dimensions that are connected to a job or to a worker. In Microsoft Dynamics AX manufacturing, financial dimensions are used to associate data or registrations with specific work areas or locations, such as departments, production areas, jobs, or workers. The options Job -> worker and the Worker -> job indicate a first and second option. If no dimensions exist for the first option, dimensions for the second option are used.

Set up production parameters – Start parameters

  1. Click to the Production control > Setup > Manufacturing execution > Production parameters.
  2. In the Production parameters form, in the Start area, in the Update start on-line field, choose the information to report to the Production control module when you start a production job or operation.

    The selection in this field determines what information a machine operator must enter the system. Select from the following options:

    • No – The machine operator does not start operations and jobs. If you Choose this option, production orders are initiated at a higher level, such as by a production manager. Also, if this option is chosen, no jobs are displayed in the Job registration form.
    • Status + quantity – The machine operator starts operations and jobs by using the Job registration form. If this option is selected, the operator must indicate the number of the items to be produced when an operation or job is started.
    • Status – The Operation and jobs are started by an operator in the Job registration form. If this option is selected, the operator can enter both the quantity and the status, but only the status is reported in the system.

      Note: You must also set a similar parameter in the Report as the finished area of the form, in the Update finished report on-line field. Both selections determine when you update the quantity on the production orders. Also, selections in the Automatic BOM consumption fields are related to reporting and updating production feedback.

  3. Select the Use Dynamics AX Manufacturing Execution parameters check box if you want to use the production parameter setup in Dynamics AX manufacturing execution. If you clear this check box, the parameter settings in the Production control module are used.
  4. Choose the Open picking list journals check box if you want to be able to change the picking list before you post it.
  5. Click on the Start production check box to update the started quantity on a production order.
  6. Select the References check box if you want to automatically start the production orders that are attached to the selected production order. If this check box is selected, all related orders start at the same time.
  7. In the Route card field, choose the route card journal to use for posting time and quantity registrations.
  8. In the Automatic route consumption field, choose whether the calculated route consumption should be added to the route card journal. Select from the following options:
    • Never – Do not include the calculated route consumption to the route card journal.
    • Always – Always include the calculated route consumption to the route card journal.
    • Route group dependent – Choose this option if the settings on the route group determine whether calculated route consumption should be added to the route card journal.
  9. Select the Post route card now check box if you want the route card journal to be posted when you start operation or a job.
  10. Select the End-mark route check box if you want to automatically post an end marking of the operations and jobs in the route card journal when you start production.
  11. In the Picking list field, select the picking list journal to use for posting item consumption.
  12. In the Automatic BOM consumption field, choose how raw materials are deducted from stock. This parameter must also be set in Operations and Report as finished areas of this form.
  13. Choose the Post picking list now check box if you want to post automatically generated picking lists immediately.
  14. Select the End-mark picking list check box to create a picking list that contains end marking lines for the production order. If this check box is selected, no additional item consumption will be posted on the production order.
  15. Choose the Physical reduction check box to allow for reduction of items from stock down to what is actually available.

    Note: This field and Pick negative field are mutually exclusive. If you select one checkbox, you must clear the other.

  16. Select the Pick negative check box if you want to allow for the negative item consumption. If this check box is selected, items that are not yet registered in Microsoft Dynamics AX manufacturing can be picked from stock.
  17. Select the Complete picking list journal check box if you want to update the status of all BOM items to Finished picking. This adds items that consumption has not been calculated for.
  18. In the Create journal per field, choose how picking lists are created. Select from the following options:
    • [Blank] – Make one journal for the production order.
    • Route type – Create the journal for each route in the production order.
    • Oper. No. – Create the journal for each operation in the production order.

Set up production parameters – Operations parameters

  1. Click to the Production control > Setup > Manufacturing execution > Production parameters.
  2. In the Production parameters form, in the Operations area, in the Job level field, select the level of detail for planning and scheduling production orders. Select from the following options:
    • Job – Use job scheduling of production orders.
    • Route – Use operations scheduling of production orders.
  3. In the Route consumption journal field, choose a journal type. The journal type that you choose depends on the option that is selected in the Job level field:

    • If the Job level field is set to Route, choose the route journal.
    • If the Job level field is set to Job, choose the job journal. This journal posts finished the items on operations and updates statuses on jobs.
  4. Choose the Post automatically check box if you want to post the automatically generated route or job cards immediately.

  5. In the Register on … section, select the check boxes for the job types that must be available for registration in the Job registration form. Some of the checkboxes in this section are available only if you are using job scheduling.
  6. In the Automatic BOM consumption field, Choose how raw materials are deducted from stock. This parameter must also be set in Start and Report as finished areas of this form.
  7. In the Picking list field, select the picking list journal to use when you post information about BOM consumption.

  8. Select Post automatically check box if you want to post the automatically generated picking list journals immediately.
  9. Click on Edit journal check box to enable workers to change a picking list journal before it is posted.
  10. Select Assistants use secondary operations check box if you want the system to search for worker IDs among secondary operations when workers are registered as assistants to a resource. Selecting this check box makes sure that an assistant’s registrations are calculated by using the correct cost price if, for example, a resource has a higher hourly cost than the assistant.

Set up the production parameters – Report as finished parameters

  1. Click to the Production control > Setup > Manufacturing execution > Production parameters.
  2. In the Production parameters form, in the Report as finished area, in the Update finished report on-line field, select the data that you want to report to the Production control module when the production job or operation is completed. The selection in this field determines what data a machine operator must report in the system about production feedback. An operator reports the data by using the Job registration form.
    • No – Operations and jobs are not reported as finished by the operator. This means that finished production orders are reported at a higher level, such as by the production manager.
    • Status + quantity – The operator reports operations and jobs as finished. If this option is selected, the operator must indicate the number of items that were produced when the operation or job is completed. The operator must also update the status of a job.
    • Status – The operator should update the status of a job or operation when he or she sets it to complete. If this option is chosen, the operator can enter both the quantity produced and the status, but only the status is reported in the system.
    • Quantity – The operator should provide feedback only about the quantity produced. If this option is chosen, the operator can enter both the quantity and the status, but only the quantity is reported in the system.
  3. Select the Use Dynamics AX Manufacturing Execution parameters check box if you want to use the production parameters that are set up in the Dynamics AX Manufacturing execution parameters form. If you clear this check box, the parameter settings in the Production control module are used.

  4. In the Route card field, choose the route card journal to use for posting time and quantity registrations when reporting feedback and completing an operation or job.
  5. In the Automatic route consumption field, Mention whether the calculated route consumption is added to the route card journal when the operation or job is reported as finished:
    • Never – Do not include the calculated route consumption to the route card journal. If necessary, route consumption can be manually recorded in a route card journal or the job card journal.
    • Always – Always include the calculated route consumption to the route card journal.
    • Route group dependent – Choose this option if the settings on the route group determine whether calculated route group consumption should be added to the route card journal. If automatic consumption of the setup time and process time, and automatic reporting of the finished quantity are chosen for the attached route group, the route consumption journal is generated.
  6. Select the End-mark route check box if you want to automatically post the end marking of operations and jobs in the route card journal when you report a production order as finished.
  7. In the Picking list field, select the picking list journal to use for posting item consumption.
  8. In the Automatic BOM consumption field, choose how raw materials are deducted from stock. This parameter must also be set in Start and Operations areas of this form.
  9. Select the End-mark picking list check box to create a picking list that contains end marking lines for the production order. If this check box is selected, no additional item consumption will be posted on the production order.

  10. In the Report as the finished field, select the journal to use for posting the report as finished information.
  11. Select the End job check box if you want the production order status to automatically change to Report as finished when the last operation or job for the production order is completed. This deletes the excess inventory transactions that have a status of On order or Ordered. The status of the production order changes to Reported as finished, and you cannot estimate the costs for, schedule, release, or start the production order.
  12. Select the Accept error check box if you do not want to receive the error log if inconsistencies occur in the production process, such as inconsistencies in the number of items produced or in the raw materials that are delivered for production. Clear the check box to receive the error log. The following issues are validated in the error log:

    • The quantity that is reported as finished is less than or equal to the quantity that was started on a production order.
    • All operations in a production route have been reported as finished.
    • All estimated materials have been delivered.
    • The quantity that is reported as finished for production order equals the quantity that is reported as finished for the last operation in the route.

Connect a worker to a specific registration form

You can choose a specific registration form configuration for a worker. The chosen configuration is displayed every time the worker logs on to the Job registration form.

  1. Click to the Human resources > Common > Workers > Time registration workers.
  2. In Time registration workers list, double-click the worker.
  3. In Worker form, in the left pane, click the Employment link. Then, on the Time registration FastTab, in the Configuration field, choose the registration form configuration that the worker will use.

Set up allocation keys for bundling jobs

Allocation keys are used if a worker works on several production jobs at the same time during a workday. This is referred to as job bundling. The total time that is used on a bundle of jobs must be divided among the jobs according to an allocation key. Allocation keys can be set up for a site, the production unit, or a resource.

  1. Click to the Production control > Setup > Production > Allocation keys.
  2. In the Allocation keys form, click New to create the new allocation key.
  3. Inside the grid, select a site, a production unit, or a resource.
  4. In the Bundle type field, choose the allocation key that you want to use.

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