Exam MB6-886 Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Process Manufacturing Production and Logistics

Published: March 23, 2012
Languages: English
Audiences: Information workers
Technology: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012
Credit toward certification: MCTS

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Prepare for process manufacturing (13%)
Understand process manufacturing concepts
Define process manufacturing prerequisites, differentiate between formula items and bill of materials (BOM) items, create a product at enterprise level, create and apply a product template
Set up fields related to process manufacturing
Set up fields related to catch weight, item model group, tracking dimension group, shelf life, production type, approved vendor, packaging for bulk and packed items, batch attributes, and compliance

Preparation resources
Introduction to process manufacturing production and logistics [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Setting up and maintaining batch attributes [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Setting up and maintaining bills of materials [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage formulas and batch orders (14%)
Understand formula concepts
Production types used in released products, difference between formula item and planning item, definition of lines and versions, access and use the Formula designer and Formula forms from different forms, use formulas and routes in multi-site production environments
Manage formula versions
Control formula versions by date, quantity, or site; create a formula with versions; use a plan group to substitute items; use step consumption functionality
Set up and enhance formula calculations
Define variances impacting batch order costing; define prerequisites for a formula calculation; set up a costing version, calculation group, cost group, or costing sheet; create and activate item prices in the costing version; allocate costs to co-products; distribute the burden for by-products
Calculate and estimate prices
Define variances that impact batch order costing, calculate cost price and sales price for formula items, open and use the Formula calculation form from different forms, review formula calculation details, perform batch order costing of planned co-products and by-products, enter and allocate costs to unplanned co-products and by-products, assign standard costing to formula items and co-products, estimate price for formula items from a sales order
Process batch orders
Define the batch order life cycle, create a batch order, process a batch order in the Batch order form; process a batch order by using the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) functionality, define the purpose and benefits of MES, explain MES registration types, clock in and clock out, start a job in batch order, report feedback about jobs in batch order, bundle jobs

Preparation resources
About formulas [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Create multiple versions of a formula [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Setting up and maintaining batch orders [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage master planning (12%)
Perform master planning
Set up master planning specific to process manufacturing, define prerequisites for multi-site master planning, set up multi-site master planning, set up master planning across sites within a legal entity
Perform intercompany planning
Define intercompany planning, set up an intercompany planning group, create an intercompany purchase order, create an intercompany sales order, configure intercompany direct deliveries
Plan co-products
Create and use a planning item, create and use a planning formula

Preparation resources
Master planning
About creating intercompany purchase orders or sales orders in several companies [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Setting up and maintaining co-products and by-products [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage containerized packaging and catch weight, and integrate with warehouse management (12%)
Set up containerized packaging
Identify purpose and benefits of containerized packaging, convert bulk items, create a formula for a packed item, identify a bulk item on a formula version
Manage consolidated orders
Identify advantages of consolidated orders, firm or consolidate a planned batch order, add a batch order to or remove a batch order from a consolidated batch order, process consolidated batch orders, review the consolidated on-hand inventory
Set up catch weight items
Define preconditions for catch weight items, set up a catch weight item, set up a partial visibility or full visibility catch weight item
Create catch weight transactions
Create a purchase agreement, sales agreement, purchase order, or sales order in a catch weight unit; enter a delivery schedule on the purchase order line or sales order line in a catch weight unit; create a supply forecast in a catch weight unit; view net requirements in a catch weight unit; view pegging requirements in planned orders in a catch weight unit; create shipment staging or output orders in a catch weight unit; view on-hand inventory for a catch weight item
Incorporate catch weight in advanced warehouse management functions
Configure catch weight products for use with advanced warehouse management functions, perform inbound and outbound processes using catch weight units
Manage reservations in advanced warehouse management functions
Set up for reservation in process manufacturing, reservation principles specific to process manufacturing, sort reservations in the shipment process, reserve inventory specific to process manufacturing, set up automatic batch reservation

Preparation resources
Setting up and maintaining consolidated batch orders [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Setting up and maintaining catch weight items [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Set up warehouse reservations [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage lot and batch control and batch attributes (11%)
Manage batch disposition codes
Define prerequisites for batch disposition codes, set up prerequisites for batch disposition codes, configure a batch disposition code, define batch disposition master fields, reset a batch disposition code
Configure shelf life for items
Set shelf advice, shelf life, and best before dates; process shelf life-related queries; update shelf advice, expiry date, and best before dates; set up shelf life in master planning; configure customer sellable days; plan First Expiry-First Out (FEFO) date–controlled formula items
Create and maintain batch attributes
Create a batch attribute, add values to an enumerate type batch attribute, update a batch attribute, create a batch attribute group
Assign batch attributes
Assign product-specific or customer-specific batch attributes, reserve batches by attributes

Preparation resources
Create a batch disposition code [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Set up an item as a shelf life item [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Assign batch attributes to a potency item [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage vendor information (10%)
Set up and maintain approved vendors for products
Set up an Approved Vendor List (AVL) in the item model group, set up an AVL check method, authorize approved vendors, add an approved vendor to an item, delete an approved vendor from an item, change the effective date or expiration date for an approved vendor
View and validate approved vendor information
View approved vendors by item, view approved vendors in various modules and forms, view approved vendor expiration, inquire on an approved vendor’s items in various forms

Preparation resources
Setting up and maintaining approved vendors [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Approved vendor list configuration key (PdsAVL) [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Working with approved vendors [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage commodity pricing (10%)
Set up commodity pricing
Set up commodity pricing default parameters, set up commodity pricing in the inventory and warehouse management parameters
Set up a pricing calculation for a commodity item
Define the commodity pricing cycle, create price and margin data, create a pricing template, use a quantity and margin template, calculate the cost and sales price of an item

Preparation resources
Setting up and maintaining commodity pricing [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Set up commodity cost basis pricing for a pricing calculation [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Set up commodity pricing default parameters [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage product compliance (10%)
Set up and maintain product compliance
Define product compliance terms, set up for product compliance, set up restricted products, set up regulated products, set up a product safety data sheet (PSDS)
Implement product compliance
Associate product compliance to released products, validate PSDS information in purchase orders and sales orders

Preparation resources
Setting up and maintaining product compliance [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Set up product compliance parameters [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Product compliance configuration key (PdsMRC) [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]

Manage rebates (9%)
Set up rebates and rebate groups
Define the rebate process cycle, define prerequisites for rebates, set up rebates, set up rebate program types
Create rebate groups
Create customer rebate groups, create customer Trade and Merchandising Allowance (TMA) groups, create item freight groups, create item rebate groups
Create rebate agreements
Create a rebate agreement based on customer and item relationships, create a rebate agreement based on customer and item rebate groups
Set up rebate processing
Define the rebate process cycle, cumulate rebates, approve rebates, process rebates, purge rebates

Preparation resources
Create a customer rebate group [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Create a customer rebate agreement [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]
Rebates configuration key (PdsRebate) [Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012]


Which of the following statements about implementing product compliance in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 are true? (Each correct answer is a complete solution. Choose three.)

A. Regulated products can be defined in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
B. Safety data sheets can be created in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
C. Restricted products can be defined in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.
D. Safety data sheets can be stored in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Answer: A,B,C

A customer requests information about the physical and chemical properties of a product and the recommended precautions for handling storage and disposal of the product. Which of the following should you provide to the customer?

A. Restricted products regional list
B. product safety data sheet
C. product attributes list
D. Regulated products regional list

Answer: B

You are implementing product compliance in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. What is the purpose of the Archive directory as it relates to document handling?

A. to define the archive criteria
B. to describe the type of documents stored
C. to define the file type
D. to define the path to the document storage location

Answer: D

You need to ensure that a notification is sent to the compliance manager when a sales order is entered for a product if the corresponding product safety data sheet has expired. Which product compliance parameter should you set?

A. Expiry advice interval in purchase
B. Expiry advice interval in sales
C. Expiry in purchase
D. Expiry In sales

Answer: D

In Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012which of the following describes a reported product?

A. An item that requires continuous compliance.
B. An item that is sourced through intercompany planning.
C. An item with distribution that is limited or constrained by a government authority.
D. An item that is regulated by national regional and local authorities.

Answer: D

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