What’s new in CU9 for WMS and TMS

Today marks the release of yet another cumulative update for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. This release includes 100+ fixes and several improvements for warehouse management and transportation management. Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU9 is available for download on Lifecycle Services, PartnerSource and CustomerSource. For detailed information on the release of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 CU9, please refer to the Dynamics AX In-Market Engineering blog. The build number for Cumulative Update 9 is 6.3.2000.326.

In this post we will take you through the some of what is new for WMS and TMS. The following information and related articles about what's new in CU9 for other areas is available on TechNet.

In short, within WMS and TMS the following enhancements are made available:

  • It's now possible to show a configurable list of available work items on a warehouse mobile device.
  • You can deduct unreserved inventory from existing replenishment work with demand replenishment.
  • There are performance improvements for min/max replenishment processing.
  • You can pack transfer orders into containers at the packing station.
  • The Consolidation and Empty location with no incoming work location direction action strategies are available when moving inventory.
  • You can use "Report as finished" on a mobile device in overproduction scenarios.
  • The FEFO batch reservation strategy now takes the "Best before date" and the "Expiration date" of batches into account.
  • It is now possible to reserve items across different batch numbers when releasing sales orders.
  • It's possible to consolidate sales orders for the same customer into the same shipment when using the auto release to warehouse process.
  • You can now have both transfer and sales orders in the same wave.
  • You can print multiple packing slips in the load planning workbench.
  • There are additional fields available in the Bill of Lading.
  • You can now turn off the freight reconciliation process if it is not used.
  • There are performance improvements for the load planning workbench.

The following table shows an excerpt from TechNet on a more detailed list of the enhancements for CU8 in WMS and TMS (Note: The individual TechNet pages for each area has not yet been updated, they will go live soon!):

What's new

Description

Improvements to replenishment

It's possible to set up demand replenishment so that it checks whether there's any demand replenishment work that's been created in the same location that is not yet finalized. If existing work is found with an appropriate quantity available, the existing work will be used instead of creating new replenishment work. For more information, see Set up replenishment.

There's also been an improvement in the performance of Min/max replenishment.

Lists on the mobile device menu

It is now possible to display a list of open work items on warehouse mobile devices. The list can be configured to filter on different fields and the user can select any work displayed on the list to be directed to its specific instructions. For more information, see Configure mobile devices for warehouse work.

Enable transfer orders on the packing station

It is now possible to manually pack transfer orders from the packing station. This is particularly useful in retail environments where you want to pack cartons in order to refill retail stores from a distribution center.

Use additional strategies when moving inventory

Two new locations directive action strategies are now supported for the work order type Inventory movement: Consolidate and Empty location with no incoming work. For more information, see Create a location directive and the Dynamics AX SCM R&D Team blog.

Use additional production processes in a warehouse

You can now report as finished on a mobile device in overproduction scenarios. For more information, see Set up production processes in a warehouse.

Batch reservation strategy improvements

The following improvements have been made to batch reservation strategies:

  • The FEFO batch reservation strategy now takes the Best before date and the Expiration date of the batches into account.
  • It is now possible to reserve items across different batch numbers when releasing sales orders.

For more information, see Create a location directive.

Improvements to auto-release to warehouse process

When using the auto-release to warehouse process it is now possible to consolidate multiple sales orders for the same customer into a single shipment if the Consolidate shipment at release to warehouse parameter is set on the Warehouse form. For more information, see Sales orders and fulfillment rates in Warehouse management.

Waves can now contain different order types

It is now possible to process a wave that includes multiple shipments from both sales and transfer orders. This is useful when you are planning waves according to destinations of shipments.

Improvements to the Bill of Lading

The Bill of Lading now includes additional fields and it's possible to edit the Bill of Lading before printing it.

Printing multiple packing slips in the Load planning workbench

It is now possible to print multiple packing slips directly from the load planning workbench by selecting multiple loads.

Enabling freight reconciliation

There's a new Freight reconciliation option on the Transportation management parameters form. If freight reconciliation is not used you can de-select this option and no freight bill records will be created.

 

If you have any questions for the SCM team about these new features, don't hesitate to leave a comment below.

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