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Dynamics AX 2012 WMS: Micro improvements #2

In AX 2009 we had many important tables related to WMS, and the location table is one of the most important ones, if you are into warehousing. In AX 2009 the location form consisted of two tables. The WMSLocation, that contained attributes and parameters for a location, and the WMSLocationSum that contained the “load” of this location. In relation to “load” I mean that if keeps track of how many pallets there are available space for.

The AX 2009 basically only tracked available pallet positions per location. But in AX 2012, this has changed.

Now Dynamics AX 2012 keeps track of available pallet locations, volume and weight. To reflect this change, Microsoft has also changed the name of the table. The “new” name is now “WMSLocationLoad”

The functionality is pretty similar to AX 2009, but there is a technical rebuild on this functionality. For us that works with WMS, and a focusing on fill-rates of the warehouse (The ability to store more goods in the warehouse), this is a welcomed feature. Now it becomes easier for us to implement more advanced slotting features, and also to restrict that heavy items goes to the “top-shelf”.

For more technical information on WMSLocationLoad, take a look here : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wmslocationload.aspx

 

PS! A small tip: Keep all length based dimensions (like Height, Depth and Width) in meters. This makes volume calculations easier to read.

 

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