80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

This two-day instructor-led course, Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, provides students with the necessary tools and resources to perform basic tasks in the Discrete Manufacturing Advanced flow in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

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Intended Audience for this 80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course

  • » The intended audience includes customers that want to learn the basic features and develop a working knowledge of the typical daily procedures required to effectively use Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Discrete Manufacturing Advanced functionality.
  • » The class is intended for production managers, and other people in organizations responsible for the setup and administration of production control and inventory management functionality.

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Course Prerequisites for 80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

  • » Completed the Introduction to Microsoft DynamicsAX 2012 course.

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80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course Objectives

  • » Review multisite functionality for the Production control module
  • » List the Production control module's core conceptual elements
  • » Review the Bill of material (BOM)
  • » Review calendars and resources
  • » Review operations and routes
  • » Describe production life cycle, parameters, and production orders
  • » Review definitions of operations and job scheduling
  • » Review how master planning interacts with the Production control module
  • » Describe product, storage and tracking dimensions
  • » Explain how to set up and work with dimensions groups
  • » Describe using serial or batch numbers to track and control manufactured items
  • » Use inventory reservations in production
  • » Describe inventory marking
  • » Describe the inventory trace function
  • » Describe how inventory dimensions are affected by multisite functionality
  • » Describe working with the Bill of Materials (BOM) line type Vendor when using subcontractors
  • » Describe how to generate purchase orders to a supplier when on-hand inventory is insufficient
  • » Describe how to create a vendor production order
  • » Create resources and groups for the vendor
  • » Define production groups to establish a relationship between production orders and ledger accounts.
  • » Describe how to use production pools to monitor production orders in specific categories.
  • » Describe properties-set up on the working time template-which guide production orders to run under special times and conditions.
  • » Attach a property to a resource.
  • » Review the benefits of properties.
  • » Describe how resource capabilities are set up and used to schedule production on alternative resources.
  • » Create route groups and attach them to operations on a route.
  • » Use the various scheduling methods.
  • » Discuss the difference between operations and job scheduling.
  • » Split a production order.
  • » Set the Bill of Material (BOM) scrap percentages.
  • » Set the scrap percentage on a Resource.
  • » Set the scrap percentage for each operation in production routes.
  • » Describe the costing of scrap.
  • » Review steps in the production order life cycle
  • » Describe production order ledger setting options
  • » Define default ledger settings in production parameters
  • » Describe production journals and how consumption is reported to the general ledger
  • » Assign ledger settings for production groups
  • » Analyze actual versus estimated costs for production orders and current production activities
  • » Describe End and cost account production orders
  • » Describe the interconnectivity of the production module with other modules in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » Describe the main elements of the production implementation checklist
  • » Set up production parameters
  • » Modify data types used by the productions series
  • » Set up item groups and items
  • » Set up BOMs
  • » Describe the creation of working time templates, calendars, Resource groups, and Resources
  • » Set up operations and routes

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80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course Outline

      1. Module 1: Discrete Manufacturing Basics Review
        1. This module provides a general overview of Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
        2. Multisite Review
        3. Core Concepts in Production
        4. Bill of Materials (BOM)
        5. Calendars and Resources
        6. Operations and Routes
        7. Life Cycle, Parameters, and Production Orders
        8. Scheduling
        9. Resource Scheduling
        10. Master Planning and Planned Production Orders
        11. This chapter provides a general overview of Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
      2. Module 2: Inventory Dimensions in Production
        1. This module describes the general setup and use of inventory dimensions in production. In particular it covers the storage and tracking dimensions used in production to define warehouses, locations, pallets, batches, serial numbers and site.
        2. Product Dimensions
        3. Storage Dimensions
        4. Tracking Dimensions
        5. Set up Storage and Tracking Dimension Groups
        6. Allocating Batch and Serial Numbers
        7. Production Order Reservations
        8. Trace Batch and Serial Numbers
      3. Module 3: Subcontractor Work
        1. This module describes how to set up and work with BOM lines, purchase orders, production orders, and operations when subcontractors are used in the production process.
        2. BOM Line Types
        3. Purchase Orders
        4. Production orders
        5. Operations
        6. Lab: 3.1: Create Resource with Resource Type Vendor
        7. Create Resource with Resource Type Vendor.
        8. Lab: 3.2: Purchase Items for BOM from Subcontractor
        9. Understanding how to configure BOM to purchase products from Subcontractor.
        10. Lab: 3.2: Use a Subcontractor to Produce an Item in the BOM
        11. Understanding how to configure BOM to produce products from Subcontractor
      4. Module 4: Advanced Production Scheduling
        1. This module provides more detail about the advanced optional production scheduling settings, including properties, efficiencies, capabilities and route groups.
        2. Production Groups
        3. Production Pools
        4. Resource capabilities
        5. Properties
        6. Route Groups
        7. Priority Scheduling
        8. Splitting a Production Order
        9. Lab: 4.1: Configure a Production Pool and Assign a Production Order
        10. Understanding how to configure Production Pool
      5. Module 5: Scrap and Waste
        1. This module explains the request for quotation process. Steps for creating, following-up, and processing a request for quotation reply are reviewed. Additionally, reports and inquiries for request for quotations are reviewed.
        2. BOM Scrap
        3. Resource Scrap
        4. Route Scrap
        5. Costing Of Scrap/Waste
        6. Request for Quotation Replies
        7. Transfer Accepted Request for Quotation Replies
        8. Request for Quotation Reports and Inquiries
        9. Lab: 5.1: Add BOM Scrap and Run Calculations
        10. Understanding how to set up and calculate BOM scrap during production process
        11. Lab: 5.2: Set Scrap Percentages on a Route
        12. Understanding how to set up Scrap Percentages on a Route
      6. Module 6: General Ledger and the Production
        1. This module provides an overview of the different settings that can be used to determine how product costs are posted to the general ledger.
        2. Production Life Cycle Review
        3. Ledger Settings
        4. Production Journals
        5. Posting Profile in Production Groups
        6. Production Cost Overview
        7. End Production Orders
        8. Lab: 6.1: End a Production Order
        9. Understanding how to calculate and post the production costs when an order is completed
      7. Module 7: Implementing the Production Series
        1. This module is an overview of how the Production module is implemented. It places the implementation in context and among other things reviews the sequential setup of BOMs, resources, routes, operations and Routes.
        2. Setup and Interconnectivity
        3. Implementing Production Checklist
        4. Setting up Production Parameters
        5. Modifying Data Types
        6. Setting up Product and BOM Tables
        7. Setting up Resources
        8. Setting up Operations and Routes

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.


Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
David H.
David is a hands-on, dynamic and experienced financial systems consultant with successful work history of implementing large scale ERP systems, managing and directly responsible for data migration, financial report validation and customization, end-user training, process documentation and automation. David has been a trainer for more 21 years.
Ginger M.
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University.
- Over 9 years of experience as a Master Certified Trainer. Expert in MS Dynamics GP Financials, Installation, HR/Payroll, Project Accounting, Inventory and Integration Manager.
- Project Manager to various MS Dynamics Great Plains implementations.


Ginger holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University. Her career started as an Auditor for Deloitte & Touch and over the years she developed her passion for Microsoft Dynamics, implementing Dynamics GP and Project Cost in the Professional Services, Commercial Real Estate and Medical Facilities vertical markets.

Ginger's experience with Microsoft Dynamics is unparalleled. As a Certified Master Dynamics trainer, she stays abreast of the latest Dynamics modules and shares experience with a very hands-on training technique at NetCom Learning.
Lynn D.
- Over 25 years of experience working as Senior Financial Analyst and Senior Auditor.
- Professor of Graduate Management and Business School at the University of Phoenix since 2007.
- Microsoft Certifications in Financials, Trade & Logistics, Production and Human Resources Management as well as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) since 2009.


Lynn is a very accomplished Senior Financial Analyst and Senior Auditor with over 25 years of experience. She has been a Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2009 and a Professor of Graduate Management and Business School at University of Phoenix since 2007. In addition to several other Microsoft certifications, she is also a specialist in Microsoft Dynamics AX.

Lynn has taught several Microsoft Dynamics AX courses at NetCom Learning and is described by her students as very knowledgeable, qualified, and patient with her approach. Her classes are very dynamic and energetic, just as the course per se.
Ramesh P.
Ramesh holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with specialization in Information Security and is pursuing his Doctoral degree in IT from the University of South Australia (UniSA). He is a one of a kind trainer - he has been working in the IT field since 1995 and is an expert in C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java/J2EE, PL/SQL, VB, ASP, and XML technologies. Ramesh also has extensive experience developing and implementing BizTalk and SharePoint in large corporations, as well as more than 10 years experience working with Oracle and SQL server/Sybase databases. With more than 19 certifications, Ramesh is an IT guru and trainer with worldwide experience, which includes presentations and trainings across US, Asia, and Middle East. He is a full time instructor at NetCom Learning and we couldn't be happier in having him as one of our Subject Matter Experts.
Ronald C.
- Founder and Managing Partner of Guided Technology Inc. which provides Microsoft consulting expertise and educational services for corporate and government.
- At Guided Technology, Ron was responsible for creating a strategic roadmap for First Data Corporation.
- At New York City Department of Finance, as Senior Manager & Design Architect, Ron designed and implemented IBM Servers collecting $15 billion in tax revenue.

Ron has always enjoyed teaching and instructing others, whether in the installation process of software and hardware upgrades, or as working as the Head of Training for Valinor, a Microsoft Consulting Partner, where Ron managed the company's training centers and worked as a Senior Instructor (MCT).

In addition to working in the management level of the business and software consulting market for over 18 years, Ron also worked as a Surface Warfare Officer and Weapons Officer in the United States Navy, serving two tours of duty. He served aboard the USS Tuscaloosa from 1984 -1987, and participated in two Western Pacific Deployments.

Ron loves basketball and played on Trinity College's varsity basketball team for all four years of college.

Satish R.

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