The module enables dynamic configuration of items based on a sales order, purchase order, production order, sales quotation, project quotation, or item requirement and a set of modeling variables that are predefined for each item.
Based on a configuration, and from these predefined modeling variables, the module automates the generation of standard bills of materials and standard routes—within Microsoft Dynamics AX—for the production of each item. This simplifies the job production process and improves the interaction of sales and production.
The method that has been implemented in the module is based on the Object Oriented Analysis. Following this method, an object description is created for each product that is configurable with the Product Builder.
In an object description, each item is represented by the following attributes:
The item variables.
The rules that govern the connections between variables and calculations.
The conditions for selecting the item.
Before a product model can be created for an item that is to be made configurable, all these parameters must be determined.
In order to realize the potential of the module, previous experience by the user in one or more of the following areas would be valuable:
Sales orders, purchase orders, production orders, and sales quotations in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Master planning, trade, logistics, production, and bills of materials in Microsoft Dynamics AX.
Product modeling in general.
X++ programming in Microsoft Dynamics AX.