Inventory dimensions in Ax 2012 now consist of 3 classifications:
- Product Dimension
- Storage Dimension
- Tracking Dimension
Product dimension: can be referred to a dimension group that mainly focuses on the physical attributes of the product; major constituents:
Since a product (item) is treated as a the lowest entity in the classification in Ax 2012, these can be used only with the Product master. To configure access Product information management –> Setup –> Dimension Groups –> Product Dimension Groups.
The Active check box determines if this dimension will be used for the dimension group. For purchase price & for Sales price determine if the system shall include these dimensions when searching prices.
Storage Dimension: can be referred to a dimension group that mainly focuses on the physical storage of the product; major constituents:
- Pallet ID
To configure access; Product information management –> Setup –> Dimension groups –> Storage dimension groups
Active check box determines which dimension combination is applicable; Site is a mandatory storage dimension in Ax 2012.
Blank issue/receipt allowed fields determine if inventory transaction can be posted without a specific dimension value.
Physical Inventory determines the level at which the system maintains the stock i.e. at site level or warehouse or at location level
Financial Inventory determines the level at which the system maintains the cost of the product.
Tracking dimension: can be referred to a dimension group that mainly focuses on the identification of the product at the lowest level; major constituents:
- Batch number
- Serial number
To configure; Product information management –> Setup –> Dimension groups –> Tracking dimension groups
Batch number will be used when the goods are produced as part of lots, in such scenario where are the goods are being produced simultaneously in bulk, the batch number is alloted, along with the batch number are some other attributes such as manufacturing date, expiry date etc.
Serial number will be used when the goods are produced may or may not be as part of lots but every single unit of the item is uniquely identifiable. The serial number can provide additional information such as an item’s manufacturing date, warranty data etc.