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Chapter 1: Overview
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CHAPTER 1: OVERVIEW
Objectives
The objectives are:
 
Explain the concepts of supply chain in Microsoft Dynamics
®
AX2012.
 
Describe the concept of product information management.
 
Discuss the concept of inventory management.
 
Explain the concept of warehouse management.
 
Describe the concept of quality management.
Introduction
The Overview module provides an introduction of the supply chain and logisticfeatures in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
 
Supply Chain Foundation in Microsoft Dynamics
®
AX 2012
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Supply Chain
Supply chain management is the management of a network of interconnected business involved in the ultimate provision of product and service packagerequired by the end consumer. There are many processes in the supply chain.The Sales Order Processing figure displays the flow for a sales order throughMicrosoft Dynamics AX 2012.
FIGURE 1.1 SALES ORDER PROCESSING
The Purchase Order Processing figure displays the flow for a purchase order through Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
FIGURE 1.2 PURCHASE ORDER PROCESSING
 
Chapter 1: Overview
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Product Information Management
Product information management is the process of managing information about products. This information or data is required to purchase, sell, and manage the product.Product information is centrally managed in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. Thisallows for it to be consistent and accurate, and can be used by more than onedistribution channel.Products can be item or services, and products that are tracked in the warehouse become inventory.Inventory is the material and supplies a business carries either for sale or to provide input in the production process. Inventory consists of many products thatare held by the company, that can include the following:
 
Raw materials and supplies
 
Products in production
 
Sub-assemblies
 
Finished products ready for sale
Inventory Management
Inventory management is planning and controlling inventory from the rawmaterial stage to the customer. Companies must consider inventory at every planning level.Companies can manage inventory at the aggregate level and the product level. Acompany's management team must establish decisive rules about inventory products including consideration of the following:
 
The most important products to keep in inventory
 
The control of products through a company
 
The quantity of inventory to be ordered
 
The timing of when a product should be orderedMicrosoft Dynamics AX 2012 manages the cost and quantities of the productsthat are purchased and sold. Regardless of whether a company is a retail businesswith merchandise inventory or a manufacturing company with raw materials,finished products, materials, and work in process, the system provides inventoryfrom two standpoints: Physical and Financial.

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