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Dynamics AX 2012 Barebones Configuration Guide #13 – Configuring Production Control Is Available

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Over the past month I have been finishing up another of my books within the Dynamics AX 2012 Barebones Configuration Guides and have just released out the #13 – Configuring Production Control Within Dynamics AX. For anyone interested in a general overview of how to configure Production Control within Dynamics AX with step by step instructions, then you may want to take a look at it.

Within the 484 pages of Production goodness I cover:


  • Configuring Production Journals
  • Configuring The Production Control Parameters
  • Configuring Working Time Templates
  • Configuring Calendars
  • Configuring Production Units


  • Marking a Product As BOM Based Product
  • Creating a Bill Of Materials For A Product
  • Approving Your BOM
  • Activating Your Default BOM
  • Viewing the BOM in the Designer Mode
  • Blocking Users From Editing BOMs Once Activated
  • Printing the BOM Within the Designer Mode
  • Setting Product Production Site Defaults
  • Performing a Manual Cost Roll Up
  • Viewing Cost Rollup Details
  • Activating Item Price Costs
  • Creating a Production Order
  • Releasing Jobs To Production For Estimation
  • Starting Production Jobs
  • Reporting Jobs As Finished
  • Ending Jobs
  • Tracing Job Transactions


  • Configuring Resources
  • Configuring Resource Groups
  • Configuring Operations
  • Configure Route Groups
  • Configure Shared Categories
  • Configure Cost Categories
  • Configuring Routes
  • Testing Route Feasibility
  • Approving Your Route
  • Activating Your Route
  • Linking BOM Lines To Route Operations
  • Performing Cost Roll Ups With Route Details
  • Creating Route Based Production Orders
  • Scheduling Job Operations
  • Starting Scheduled Production Jobs
  • Using The Job List To Update Production Jobs
  • Viewing All Job Operations


  • Configuring Indirect Activity Categories
  • Activating Employees for Job Registration
  • Accessing Job Registration Terminals
  • Using The Registration Terminals To Track Attendance
  • Converting Registration Terminals To Touchscreen
  • Accessing Job Details Through The Registration Terminals
  • Starting Production Jobs Via The Registration Terminals
  • Reporting Job Output Via The Registration Terminals
  • Switching Resource Within Job Registration
  • Clocking Out Of Job Registration


  • Creating A Work Instruction Document Type
  • Creating Work Instruction Document Groups
  • Attaching Work Instructions To Your BOMs
  • Viewing Work Instructions Through Job Registration


  • Configuring Cost Groups
  • Associating Products To Cost Groups
  • Associating Cost Categories With Cost Groups
  • Configuring Costing Sheets
  • Viewing The Cost Sheet Details

If you are interested in taking a look here are the link on Amazon:


The Kindle Version will probably be available within a couple of weeks.

As a side note, my Dynamics AX 2012 Barebones Configuration Guides series aims to show how easy it is ton configure Dynamics AX 2012 from a blank instance, and is going to have the following books in the series, each of which builds on top of the previous books in the series:

  1. Initial Data Load
  2. Configuring the Organization
  3. Configuring Human Resources
  4. Configuring General Ledger
  5. Configuring Cash Management
  6. Configuring Accounts Receivable
  7. Configuring Accounts Payable
  8. Configuring Product Management
  9. Configuring Inventory Management
  10. Configuring Purchasing
  11. Configuring Sales Order Management
  12. Configuring Shipping
  13. Configuring Production Control
  14. Configuring Sales & Marketing
  15. Configuring Service Management
  16. Configuring Project Management
  17. Configuring Budgeting

I am working feverishly to get all of the books out there for everyone to take advantage of.

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