Managing Lean Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

Scott Hamilton is back again with his new book ‘Managing Lean Manufacturing with Microsoft Dynamics AX ‘. Book Summary An integrated supply chain management (SCM) system represents a critical success factor for effective implementation of lean manufacturing. The software functionality must be able to manage variations in lean scenarios as well as changes associated with continuous improvement efforts and the maturity stages of lean manufacturing. This book explains the software functionality to support lean manufacturing scenarios, as defined by functionality within the latest release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009. It also covers the traditional approaches to these same scenarios. It … Continue reading Managing Lean Manufacturing using Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009

AX Email & URL Validation

All of you are aware that Standard AX does not carry out any validations on EMail addresses and URL’s present in the contact details of BR/Cust/vend etc. However sometimes it becomes necessary to validate EMail addresses when they are entered in AX [DirECommunicationAddress] table. I was involved in a AX CRM implementation where it was required to validate email id’s of contacts, BR when they are entered. Well if you consider the email validation piece, there are 2 parts:1. Check if the EMail address is well formed 2. Check whether the well formed EMail id is valid. For checking well … Continue reading AX Email & URL Validation

AX EP Role Centre inside Outlook [Short n Sweet :)]

I was just playing around with Outlook and AX trying to see see if the Role centre could be got into outlook as a default homepage. Well the simple way is to add the EP link as the defailt homepage , but it didnt look to good , with the menu etc. However if you append ‘&RUNONCLIENT=1’ at the end on the EP RC URL, the menu’s get chopped off and you see the Role centre real cool. Say if the URL is ‘http://arijit:150/sites/DynamicsAx/Enterprise%20Portal/RoleCenterCEO.aspx?WCMP=CEU’ then append ‘&RUNONCLIENT=1‘ at the end of the url [http://arijit:150/sites/DynamicsAx/Enterprise%20Portal/RoleCenterCEO.aspx?WCMP=CEU&RUNONCLIENT=1] and the heads of the MOSS/WSS … Continue reading AX EP Role Centre inside Outlook [Short n Sweet :)]

AX Intelligent Data Management Tool : Inside look

After a few hitches I’ve managed finally to get the IDMF started up and running and the results are pretty nice. One prerequisite is that you must have XRef done on your DB (Production :-(). Also during the post install steps watch out for the windows application log coz that goes full and you have to clean it up. However after you complete the post install steps and have executed the batches, the results are nice. To avoid the XRef* tables occupy the top tables in terms of rows and size, do not run the full XRef, just XRef the … Continue reading AX Intelligent Data Management Tool : Inside look