Dynamics AX Manufacturing Functionality

Dynamics AX Manufacturing Functionality

Dynamics AX Manufacturing is a very powerful manufacturing system that allows you to easily extend ERP functionality around the world. Multiple language sets and localizations allow your employees in multiple geographies use a common system. This improves communication and productivity.

There are three different manufacturing methods:


  • Execute multiple production strategies, including configure-to-order, assemble-to-order, make-to-stock, and make-to-order
  • Use both push and pull production control mechanisms
  • Optimize production and materials planning, forecasting, and scheduling
  • Simultaneously schedule materials and capacity, and calculate available-to-promise (ATP) and capable-to-promise (CTP) deliveries
  • Create, schedule, view, track, split, roll back, or categorize production orders
  • Understand WIP and actual cost through production tracking and reporting. Track detailed resource and throughput costs, including work center costs. Report production variances to standard costs
  • Manage routing: Plan simple, sequential, and complex networks; use simultaneous routes in the same network. Use rough-cut capacity and detailed scheduling capabilities. Organize the shop floor into logical production units at individual sites
  • Quickly schedule/reschedule jobs and simulate alternatives by dragging Gantt chart items. Resolve scheduling overloads by reassigning operations to alternate work centers. Optimize scheduling across the organization with a unified resource model and scheduling engine.


  • Define multiple inventory dimensions: dual units of measure, catch-weight calculations, packaging codes, variations to the main item, and lots
  • Manage multilevel formulas or recipes, co-products and by-products, electronic signatures, and packaging options
  • Let customers request multiple quality specifications per product while combining similar products in production to improve machine utilization
  • Analyze and monitor production costs and requirements for each sales order component using graphical representations of multilevel formulas and recipes
  • Reduce inventory costs and eliminate waste by pulling inventory in optimal sequence using “best-before” management and first expired/ first out (FEFO) or first in/first out (FIFO) picking guidance
  • Facilitate regulatory compliance with agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by validating manufacturing processes


  • Model manufacturing and logistics processes as production flows
  • Use kanbans to signal demand requirements
  • Monitor and manage kanban jobs using kanban boards

Download a complete fact sheet for Dynamics AX Manufacturing Fact Sheet.

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