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Production update default settings

  • 1.  Production update default settings

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 30 days ago

    Due to our manufacturing layout and item setups, we need some productions to Start update differently than others (post pick journal vs not post it). Similarly, some items we would like to bypass the Report Finished update and go directly to End update, depending on the production item.

    How do others handle this?

    In AX 3 past we had multiple user ids for the production scheduler so that she did not have to reset her update defaults all the time (she just had to know which set of prods she needed to update, which was bad enough).

    It seems that the default production parameter by site feature could almost be applied on a per item basis.

    We are on AX 2009
    I posted this also on the MS AX forum, but no replies.



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    Mark Prouty
    Programmer / Analyst
    ANGI Energy Systems
    Janesville WI
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  • 2.  RE: Production update default settings

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 27 days ago
    Hi mark,
    You can set the flushing principle on the BOM lines to Start, Finish, or Manual then in your Production parameters set the Automatic BOM consumption option to "Flushing principle" rather than Start or Finish so that it refers to the specific BOM line rather then re-using the same settings for all orders and having to manipulate per user. Those lines with Start will create the picking list at Start and can be posted or unposted, those at Finish will be backflushed and there is no option to only create at Finish, so it will try to post the journal.

    Does that solve your issue?

    Thanks
    Drew

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    Andrew Lencsak
    Solution Architect
    DXC
    GA
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  • 3.  RE: Production update default settings

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 27 days ago
    We do use Backflushing routinely, both at start and finish, often in same bom - it's hard to imagine life without it. ​
    I think where we will go with this is to define our items and processes better and to categorize our productions to ensure we do not miss material consumption.
    Those handful of products that don't fall in the normal update routines will have to be filtered and processed separately.

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    Mark Prouty
    Programmer / Analyst
    ANGI Energy Systems
    Janesville WI
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  • 4.  RE: Production update default settings

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 16 days ago
    I have used an add-on from AXTension for this in the past. The add-on was called 'Advanced Production', and allows you to specify different default parameters for Estimate, Release, Start, Report as Finished etc at Item or group of items (Production pool) level.

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    Guy Terry
    Application Consultant
    Annata
    Portsmouth
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  • 5.  RE: Production update default settings

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Mark -

    Have you looked at using Production Pools to manage grouping the orders and then Default Values on the Periodic options?

    Thanks.....Dave

    AX2009_Production_DESC


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    Dave Phillips
    Sr Support Escalation Engineer
    Microsoft
    Fargo ND
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  • 6.  RE: Production update default settings

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    We do set default values organization-wide and by role, and this covers most needs (and protects us from new users inadvertently doing something before they are fully trained). Problem is when the role extends into requiring multiple defaults.

    Our approach will be to use ​production pools as a way to organize those productions (yes, we also use those). The user will have to be trained to toggle a couple of flags depending on pool. It would be easy to program something, but it would be better to have our users better understand what all those checky-boxes do.

    I looked at AXTension production and got sidetracked into the Project scheduling - way cool!

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    Mark Prouty
    Programmer / Analyst
    ANGI Energy Systems
    Janesville WI
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