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Once the Kanbans have been assigned to a Work Cell they will then be visible to the users through the Kanban Board for Process Jobs and they will be able to report the jobs started and completed through a single screen.

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.

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Once the Kanbans are sent to the Kanban Scheduling Board they need to be then assigned to the work cells so that they will show up on their job reporting screen.

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.

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The final piece that needs to be configured within the Lean Manufacturing process is a Kanban Manufacturing Rule which tells the system how to create your Kanban events that are associated with the your Production Flows. These events could be inventory movements, or production of product, and can be triggered by multiple scenarios within the Dynamics AX.

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.

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The final step in the Production flow definition is to activate the version. Up until now we have not been able to do this because there were no activities assigned to the Production Flow.

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.

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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.

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Now we will need to set up a new Production Flow for our Lean Manufacturing process. The Production Flows are the Lean equivalent of a production route, and will allow you to group lean activities together.

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.

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Now that we have the Lean Manufacturing codes defined, we can start defining our work cells. These are just the normal Resource Groups that are used in the traditional manufacturing models, except we configure a few additional pieces of information required for the Lean Manufacturing process.

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.

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