Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing for Dynamics AX


Take your manufacturing to the next level with Lean Manufacturing for Dynamics AX:

  • Organisation
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Kanban and Pull-Based Execution
  • Lean Accounting

Lean Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX

Lean Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX can empower your people to successfully implement kanban, kaizen, heijunka-board production leveling, just-in-time operations, and other key tactics by delivering the specific functionality, access to information, and process flexibility demanded by lean manufacturing operations. As an integral part of a familiar and adaptable end-to-end business management solution, Lean Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX can help you achieve the insight, agility, efficiency, and customer-orientation that enhance profitability and business success.

So what is lean manufacturing? Fundamentally, it’s doing more for the customer with less effort, less time, less inventory, less equipment, less space, and less money—except on the bottom line, that is.

Lean Manufacturing with AX
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To enable an organization to “do more with less,” lean thinking advocates five specific steps:

  • Understand the value of your product, including the purchase experience, delivery, and service, as defined by the person who will pay for it: the customer.
  • Clearly identify how that value is created by your organisation—the value stream—and what you may be doing that is not actually contributing to that value. By lean definitions, anything else is muda, or waste. Most lean tools, such as Six Sigma and kanban systems, are aimed at identifying and eliminating waste to increase efficiency.
  • Create a streamlined production flow that maximises value and minimises waste, including wasted time, wasted space, and wasted materials. Flow production is a radical change from traditional batch-and-queue production, in which orders may accumulate or work-in-progress may sit in inventory between stages of production.
  • Drive production from customer demand, which is known as demand-pull production, instead of pushing production to create inventories that may or may not be directly associated with demand. Demand-driven production is another way to reduce waste in the form of finished goods inventories that take up space, age, become damaged, or that nobody ultimately wants.
  • Strive for perfection. Do all of this flow improvement and waste reduction on a continuous cycle of incremental and ongoing improvement.


Lean Manufacturing Functionality includes:

  • Sales based scheduling
  • Heijunka board production leveling
  • Robust kanban functionality and options
  • Enhanced business intelligence
  • End-to-end integration and connectivity to other Microsoft products, servers, and technologies
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