Once we have a Production Flow record we need to define the activities that will be performed within that flow. These include production steps and withdrawals (a.k.a. transfers and replenishments), and can be linked together to create production steps.
NOTE: This is part of the Configuring Lean Manufacturing blueprint series where we show how to configure production processes using the Lean Manufacturing functionality that is built into Dynamics AX 2012.. If you want to see all of the other posts in this series, click here.
How to do it…
To create a simple Production Flow Activity for assembling a product, follow these steps:
- From the Production flow maintenance form, click on the Activities menu button within the Versions tab.
- When the Production flow activities maintenance form is displayed, click on the New version activity button in the menu, and select the Create new plan activity option.
- This will start the Create new plan activity wizard. Click on the Next button to start the process.
- Select the Activity type from the dropdown options. To create a production activity, use the Process option.
- Leave all of the other defaults as they are and click the Next button to continue to the next step.
- In the next step, enter the Resource group that we created earlier on into the Work cell field.
- Then click Next to continue on.
- In the next form, select the items that are going to be picked for the step in the Lean manufacturing assembly.
- Then click the Next button to move to the next step.
- Then define the default time and unit that it takes to perform the activity in the process.
- Once you have done that, click the Next button to continue on.
- To finish the process, click on the Finish button on the wizard.
- Now you will have an activity assigned to the Production flow.
- Exit from the form by clicking on the Close button.