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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Three: Common Scenarios
The nature of a sales and operations planning (S&OP) game plan depends on several factors, such as the need to anticipate demand, the item's primary source of

axapta jobs  Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta by Dr. Scott Hamilton. The book can be ordered on amazon.com. Part One began the discussion of Sales and Operations Planning. Part Two detailed Understanding Planning Calculations. Part Four will propose Guidelines and Case Studies. Reprinted with permission from McGraw-Hill S&OP Approaches for a Make-to-Order Product The game plan for a make-to-order manufactured item depends on the approach for anticipating demand of stocked components, the need for direct

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)

The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as order processing and production scheduling. ERP began as a term used to describe a sophisticated and integrated software system used for manufacturing. In its simplest sense, ERP systems create interactive environments designed to help companies manage and analyze the business processes associated with manufacturing goods, such as inventory control, order taking, accounting, and much more. Although this basic definition still holds true for ERP systems, today its definition is expanding. Today’s leading ERP systems group all traditional company management functions (finance, sales, manufacturing, and human resources). Many systems include, with varying degrees of acceptance and skill, solutions that were formerly considered peripheral such as product data management (PDM), warehouse management, manufacturing execution system (MES), and reporting. During the last few years the functional perimeter of ERP systems began an expansion into its adjacent markets, such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/data warehousing, and e-business, the focus of this knowledge base is mainly on the traditional ERP realms of finance, materials planning, and human resources. The foundation of any ERP implementation must be a proper exercise of aligning customers'' IT technology with their business strategies, and subsequent software selection. 

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book ExcerptPart One: Sales and Operations Planning


Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta provides an overall understanding of how the system fits together to run a manufacturing or distribution business. This book excerpt focuses on running the business from the top with sales and operations planning (S&OP). Variation in operations affect the S&OP process and the nature of demand impacts the S&OP game plans.

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Dynamics AX


Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Navision Axapta) was created through the merger of Navision Software A/S and Damgaard A/S in December 2000, and it was acquired in 2002 by Microsoft. Dynamics AX is a multilanguage, multicurrency enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for growing or midsize and larger companies. With applications for financial management, customer relationship management (CRM), supply chain management (SCM), human resource management, project management, and analytics, Dynamics AX integrates with Microsoft products such as SQL Server, BizTalk Server, Exchange, Office, and Windows. Dynamics AX was designed with one database, one toolbox, one business logic, and one source code.

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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations


The S&OP game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities based on planning calculations. The primary coordination engine-termed the master scheduling task-generates a set of requirements data and suggested action messages, and the system supports multiple sets of requirements data for simulation purposes. Further explanation starts with a review of all demands and supplies considered by planning logic, and then proceeds to an overview of the planning calculations.

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