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Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0 for Distribution Environments
This is a reprint of the summary chapter from the book Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Dynamics AX by Dr. Scott Hamilton. In this first part, design

apics distribution planning  ERP System and the APICS CIRM textbook on information systems for manufacturing, and previous books on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Dynamics NAV. Scott can be reached at ScottHamiltonPhD@aol.com or 612-963-1163.

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ERP for Distribution Industries

Enterprise resource planning (ERP)—distribution software is designed for companies in the distribution and logistics industries. Traditional distribution businesses focus on moving goods through a supply chain, and the distribution software market has developed products to meet these needs. The software solutions developed for ERP for distribution includes functionality for supply chain management (SCM), distribution process management (DPM), and retail and commerce.  

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Microsoft Axapta: Design Factors Shape System Usage Part Two: Distribution Environments


If you are implementing or considering Microsoft Axapta as your ERP system, or providing Axapta-related services, this note provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a business. This section reviews the major design factors affecting system usage in a distribution environment.

apics distribution planning  He previously co-authored the APICS CIRM textbook on How Information Systems Impact Organizational Strategy and recently authored Maximizing Your ERP System and Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Navision . Scott can be reached at ScottHamiltonPhD@aol.com or 612-963-1163. Read More

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apics distribution planning  He previously co-authored the APICS CIRM textbook on How Information Systems Impact Organizational Strategy and recently authored Maximizing Your ERP System. Scott is currently working closely with Microsoft partners involved with manufacturing and distribution, and can be reached at ScottHamiltonPhD@aol.com or 612-963-1163. Read More

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