AX 2012 Lean Manufacturing Certification Exam

Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Lean Manufacturing Certification Exam (MB6-884)

This certification exam measures your ability to understand and articulate how to use Lean manufacturing functions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 including understanding Lean manufacturing concepts, understanding production flows, using and managing Kanbans, using event Kanbans, understanding scheduled Kanbans, defining and setting up activity-based subcontracting, and describing production flow costing.

Exam Topics Covered

The following list includes the topic areas covered on this exam:

  • Understanding Lean Manufacturing Concepts.
  • Understanding Production Flows.
  • Using and Managing Kanbans.
  • Using Event Kanbans.
  • Understanding Scheduled Kanbans.
  • Defining and Setting Up Activity-Based Subcontracting.
  • Describing Production Flow Costing.

Audience Profile

This exam is intended for individuals who plan to use Lean manufacturing functions in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This audience typically includes partners, consultants, presales consultants, and professionals.

Additional Skills Recommended:

General working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, including production and trade and logistics concepts; moderate understanding of basic Lean manufacturing concepts and production processes.

Credit Toward Certification
When you pass Exam MB6-884: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Lean Manufacturing, you complete the requirements for the following certification(s):
Microsoft Dynamics Certified Technology Specialist

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Skills Measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below.

The percentages indicate the relative weight of each major topic area on the exam.The higher the percentage, the more questions you are likely to see on that content area on the exam.

The information after “This objective may include but is not limited to” is intended to further define or scope the objective by describing the types of skills and topics that may be tested for the objective. However, it is not an exhaustive list of skills and topics that could be included on the exam for a given skill area. You may be tested on other skills and topics related to the objective that are not explicitly listed here.

Understanding Lean Manufacturing Concepts (17 percent)

Define and describe the core concepts of Lean manufacturing.

This topic may include:

  • five Lean principles.
  • Lean enterprise.
  • cell and line design.
  • Lean terminology.
  • supported Lean principles in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012.

Explain value stream theory.

This topic may include:

  • operations support.
  • value Stream setup.

Explain production flows.

This topic may include:

  • Value Stream and production flows.
  • production flow function.
  • continuous improvement.
  • semi-finished products (non-BOM Levels).
  • products and materials in.

Define and describe Kanbans.

This topic may include:

  • Kanban types.
  • Kanban replenishment strategies.
  • fixed-quantity Kanbans.
  • scheduled Kanbans.
  • event Kanbans.
  • diagram Kanban type/replenishment strategy.
  • Kanban boards.
  • simple production flow.
  • high-level production flow.
  • setup and interconnectivity.


Understanding Production Flows (16 percent)

Explain production flow versions.

This topic may include:

  • production flow functions.
  • creating and activating a production flow version.

Calculate takt time and cycle time.

This topic may include:

  • fields and definitions.
  • production flow version details.

Set up production flow activities.

This topic may include:

  • single process activity production flow.
  • creating a process activity.
  • validating and activating the production flow version.

Create production flows.

This topic may include:

  • creating a single transfer activity production flow.
  • creating a two-activity production flow.
  • creating process and transfer activities.

Explain inventory integration.

This topic may include:

  • sites, warehouses, and locations.
  • production flow activities, inventory, and storage concepts.
  • update on hand.
  • tracking and tracing.
  • Warehouse Management System (WMS) integration.
  • bill of materials (BOM) settings and picking; picking activities.

Explain semi-finished product concepts.

This topic may include:

  • semi-finished activities, settings, and options.
  • multi-process activity Kanbans.
  • Kanbans that supply semi-finished product.
  • WIP.
  • products supplied by production flow activity stay in WIP.
  • material directly transferred to WIP with transfer activity.
  • products transferred out of production.
  • Kanban supermarkets.
  • variable consumption.


Using and Managing Kanbans (15 percent)

Define and describe Kanban concepts.

This topic may include:

  • manufacturing Kanban.
  • withdrawal Kanban.
  • Kanban replenishment strategies.
  • subcontracting activities and manufacturing Kanbans.
  • fixed-quantity Kanban subcontracts.
  • alternative production flow subcontracts.
  • manual printing of Kanban cards.
  • automatic printing of Kanban cards and pick lists.

Plan Kanban jobs.

This topic may include:

  • planning a process Kanban job.
  • work cell capacity.
  • Kanban job status for process jobs.
  • automatic planning of Kanbans.
  • planning period fence.
  • capacity shortage reaction.
  • loading Kanban jobs on the Kanban schedule; Lean schedule groups.
  • Kanban schedule board.
  • changing Kanban job statuses.

Process Kanban jobs.

This topic may include:

  • Kanban Board for Process Jobs form —Pick functions, Manufacture functions, View functions, Job Details fields.
  • prepare Kanban.
  • start Kanban.
  • complete Kanban.
  • Kanban Board for Transfer Jobs form buttons.
  • processing a transfer job.

Set up and configure Kanban quantity calculation policies.

This topic may include:

  • Kanban Quantity Calculation Policies form.
  • creating quantity calculations to generate and update Kanban rules.
  • Kanban quantity simple formula.
  • Kanban quantity including safety factor and safety stock.
  • associating Kanban policy to Kanban rule.


Using Event Kanbans (13 percent)

Set up rules for event Kanbans.

This topic may include:

  • Kanban Rules form.
  • Kanban Rules – Details fields, Quantities fields, Kanban and Cards fields, Events fields, Production Flow fields.

Set up sales line events.

This topic may include:

  • pegging tree.

Set up and process Capable to Promise (CTP).

This topic may include:

  • delivery date control CTP.
  • batch calculation using CTP.

Set up Kanban line events.

This topic may include:

  • manual creation of event Kanbans.
  • batch processing of event Kanbans.
  • Kanban line events.
  • sales line events.
  • BOM line events.
  • stock replenishment events.
  • item coverage settings.


Understanding Scheduled Kanbans (13 percent)

Describe processes associated with the planned order type Kanban.

This topic may include:

  • default order type.
  • planned order rules.

Describe how to use the supply schedule.

This topic may include:

  • navigation to supply schedule.
  • supply schedule display.
  • processing with the supply schedule.

Set up rules for scheduled Kanbans.

This topic may include:

  • Kanban Rules form.
  • Kanban Rules – Details fields, Quantities fields, Kanban and Cards fields, Production Flow fields, Kanbans fields.
  • product family and item allocation keys.
  • inventory considerations for scheduled Kanbans.

Plan scheduled Kanbans.

This topic may include:

  • scheduled Kanban planned order quantities.
  • scheduled Kanbans and action messages.
  • material requirements planning (MRP) considerations.


Defining and Setting Up Activity-Based Subcontracting (12 percent)

Subcontract vendor payments.

This topic may include:

  • purchase agreements.
  • purchase agreement header.
  • Purchase Agreement Lines fields.

Set up production flow with subcontracting activities.

This topic may include:

  • subcontracting service.
  • subcontracting service terms.
  • assigning multiple service terms.
  • transfer activities as subcontracting activities.
  • create purchase documents for Subcontracting form.

Perform cost accounting of subcontracted services.

This topic may include:

  • direct outsourcing cost group type.
  • cost calculation.
  • subcontracting cost flow.


Describing Production Flow Costing (14 percent)

Explain standard cost requirements.

This topic may include:

  • exception for transfer jobs.
  • standard cost inventory model.
  • standard cost for materials.
  • standard cost for finished products.
  • standard cost for subcontracted services.
  • applied conversion on Lean manufacturing.

Describe how to use components for Lean manufacturing.

This topic may include:

  • costing setup for Lean manufacturing.
  • application of costs and variances.
  • indirect manufacturing costs.
  • production group.
  • inventory posting profile.
  • calculation of standard cost.
  • calculation based on the production flow.
  • default production flow.
  • calculation based on the route.
  • choosing the calculation method.
  • flattening of BOM during cost calculation for Lean items.

Explain backflush costing concepts.

This topic may include:

  • periodic backflush costing.
  • end of period – backflush costing.
  • calculation of the production flow's net realized usage over a period.
  • clearing production flow's work in progress for the period.
  • calculation for unused quantities.
  • financial update for completed quantities.
  • financial update for consumed products.
  • products and materials in work in progress.
  • clearing WIP for conversion costs – direct manufacturing.
  • clearing WIP for conversion costs – indirect manufacturing.
  • reinstating indirect cost for unused material quantities.
  • calculation of production variances to standard cost.
  • standard cost revaluations.

Report production flow activities.

This topic may include:

  • typical production flow transactions.
  • variations when reporting production flow activities.
  • ledger transactions for withdrawal type activities.
  • inventory-controlled transfers within a single entity.
  • inventory-controlled transfers across entities.
  • non–inventory-controlled transfers from inventory to a production flow.
  • Kanban scan empty transactions for location type Kanban supermarket.
  • production completion transactions.
  • Kanban job picking activity.
  • production flow standard cost transactions.
  • production flow WIP value.
  • viewing the WIP balance of a production flow.
  • subcontracting costing.
  • viewing subcontracted activity costing.
  • references.

Preparation Tools and Resources

To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all of the topics listed in the “Skills Measured” tab.

Learning Plans and Classroom Training:

  • 80310A: LEAN Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (4 Days).

Microsoft E-Learning:

  • 80310AE: LEAN Manufacturing in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 (13 Hours).

Microsoft Press Books:

  • There are no Microsoft Press books currently available.

Practice Tests:

  • There are no practice tests currently available.

Microsoft Online Resources:

  • Online Help within the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 product.

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