80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

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

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Intended Audience for this 80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics 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 Basics functionality.
  • » The class is intended for purchase managers, purchasers, 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 80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

  • » 80300: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » 80305: Supply Chain Foundation in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » 80306: Distribution and Trade in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » 80339: Bill of Materials in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » 80423: Master Planning in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (available in 2012)
  • » 80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » 80315: Discrete Manufacturing Advanced in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

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80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course Objectives

  • » Describe the Production control module's main conceptual building blocks
  • » Describe the interconnectivity between the Production control module and other modules in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » Define production orders and name the status changes as it passes through the production life cycle
  • » Define the main elements that are setup and used when a legal entity legal entity works with a variety of production sites distributed over different geographic locations
  • » Describe three companies in which production sites, conditions, and processes vary by multisite functionality
  • » Provide a brief description of general improvements to the Production control module, including filtering and the Gantt Chart
  • » Describe the main types of Bill of materials (BOM) and define BOM levels, components and lines
  • » Define the creation of BOM versions and describe BOM version control methods
  • » Describe the overall process of creating BOMs in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
  • » Describe how to create BOMs not yet associated with an item
  • » Describe how to create BOMs so that the BOM and the item can be set up or changed at the same time
  • » Explain how to work with configurable BOMs, including the setup of configuration routes and configuration rules
  • » Provide an overall explanation of the BOM calculation process
  • » Describe how to create and use BOM scrap types and explain how a scrap calculation for a BOM is run
  • » Describe the use of BOM measurements as a type of configuration and explain how this pertains to consumption and measurements that relate to BOM items
  • » List and explain the ways of the standard BOM reports use
  • » Define working time templates and describe how they are set up
  • » Create working time calendars
  • » Using Resource capabilities form.
  • » Create resources and distinguish between resource types
  • » Set up resource groups
  • » Define how to set up and configure production operations and relations
  • » Describe the use and setup of cost categories in production routes
  • » Describe the use and setup of cost groups in production routes
  • » Describe how to create route groups and attach them to operations in the route
  • » Describe how to create and maintain routes and operations on the routes
  • » Describe how scrap is managed in production routes
  • » Configure the route network parameter and identify route networks in complex routing
  • » Discuss the impact of production parameters at the legal entity and the site level
  • » Describe the different ways production orders can be created
  • » Describe how to create a production order manually
  • » Explain the main activities that occur in the life cycle of a production order
  • » Explain how the production order status is used in working with production orders
  • » Describe the estimation process
  • » Configure advanced settings including production groups and production pools
  • » Distinguish between the various scheduling options
  • » Explain the main characteristics of operations scheduling
  • » Explain the main characteristics of job scheduling and describe how to use the Gantt chart
  • » Discuss how to perform resource scheduling and describe the basic resource allocation principles.
  • » Describe how master planning interacts with the Production module
  • » Describe how to lock production orders
  • » Describe how to dispatch scheduled jobs to a specific resource
  • » Review how subcontracting is used for outsourcing
  • » Adjust BOMs in connection with subcontractor work
  • » Set up operations and routes to be performed by a vendor
  • » Describe how to set up automatic updates
  • » Describe the settings you must define to release a production order to the shop floor
  • » Explain the main considerations and the settings used to start production orders
  • » Explain the use of production journals in recording consumption
  • » Describe the report as finished stage of the production life cycle
  • » Describe the main element of the end production stage in the production
  • » Name the types of standard inquiries that can be conducted in the Production control module on items in production
  • » Describe the process of working with standards reports
  • » Describe how base data reports can be used to analyze the productions process
  • » List the three kinds of transaction reports and describe how they are used
  • » Describe how Journal and Costing reports are used to view information on productions
  • » Name the types of Balance reports and briefly describe how they can be used in deciphering production conditions
  • » Describe how to use the analysis reports to view or print information on productions
  • » Describe how route reports can be used to analyze the routes and operations in the different productions
  • » Name the kinds of reports that can be generated on the resources in production and define how each is used
  • » Describe how production papers are used in production
  • » Explain how the update log reports can be used to identify information on the orders in each stage in the production process

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80314: Discrete Manufacturing Basics in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Course Outline

      1. Module 1: Introduction to Discrete Manufacturing Basics
        1. This chapter provides a general overview of Discrete Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
        2. Core Concepts in Production
        3. Setup and Interconnectivity
        4. Overview of Production Process
        5. Production at Multiple Sites
        6. Example Multisite Production Scenarios
        7. Overview of Additional Production Enhancements
        8. Lean Manufacturing
      2. Module 2: Bill of Materials
        1. This chapter concentrates on how to create and set up BOMs.
        2. Understanding BOMs
        3. BOM Versions
        4. Overview of Creating BOMs
        5. Creating BOMs in the BOM Form
        6. Creating BOMs in BOM lines Form
        7. BOM and Item Configurations
        8. BOM Calculation
        9. BOM Scrap
        10. BOM Measurements
        11. BOM Reports
        12. Lab: 2.1: Create a BOM
        13. Create and approve a new BOM.
        14. Lab: 2.2: Change a BOM
        15. Review a list of BOMs in which the specific item 5017 is being used.
      3. Module 3: Calendars and Resources
        1. This chapter concentrates on creating and managing calendars and resources.
        2. Working Time Template
        3. Calendars
        4. Resource Capabilities
        5. Resources
        6. Resource Groups
        7. Operation Scheduling Percentage, Efficiency and Exclusivity
        8. Capacity Planning and Finite Capacity
        9. Lab: 3.1: Create and manage Resources
        10. Create and reassign resources to perform work.
      4. Module 4: Operations and Routes
        1. This chapter concentrates on creating and managing operations and routes.
        2. Operations
        3. Cost Categories
        4. Cost Groups
        5. Route Groups
        6. Routes
        7. Scrap
        8. Route Networks
      5. Module 5: Parameters, Production Orders, and Production Order Life Cycle
        1. This chapter explains the setup of the production parameters. Steps for creating of the production order are reviewed. Additionally, the production order life cycle is reviewed.
        2. Production Parameters and Journal Names
        3. Production Orders
        4. Production Process Overview
        5. Production Status
        6. Estimation
        7. Optional Advanced Settings
        8. Lab: 5.1: Manually Create a Production Order
        9. Create a new production order.
      6. Module 6: Production Scheduling and Subcontracting
        1. This chapter focuses on how to manage the scheduling and subcontracting parameters in production. Also, the types of scheduling are reviewed.
        2. Scheduling Options
        3. Operations Scheduling
        4. Job Scheduling
        5. Resource Scheduling
        6. Master Planning and Planned Production Orders
        7. Subcontracting
        8. Lab: 6.1: Run a Resource Schedule
        9. Set up the resource scheduling.
      7. Module 7: Control and End Production
        1. This chapter reviews the stages of the production order lifecycle.
        2. Estimation and Scheduling
        3. Release Production Orders
        4. Start Production Orders
        5. Production Consumption
        6. Report Production Orders as Finished
        7. End Production Orders
        8. Lab: 7.1: Start Production Order
        9. Start the production order
      8. Module 8: Inquiries and Reports
        1. This chapter discusses how use the production inquiries and reports.
        2. Production Inquiries
        3. Standard Reports
        4. Transactions Reports
        5. Journal Balance Reports
        6. Analysis Reports
        7. Lab: 8.1: Production Report (Current production jobs)
        8. Create a Current production jobs report.

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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.

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