Supply Chain Management

Mastering MRP in Dynamics AX 2012

Tuesday, May 9
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Room: Grand Ballroom A

Format: Deep Dive

CPE: 1.5

Dynamics Master Planning can be one of the least understood, least trained and even miss-used modules in the suite. It doesn’t help that Supply/Demand Planning is inherently challenging. The presenter’s mission will be to educate on the whole challenge of improved planning while exposing how Dynamics MPS functionality can be applied to best industry effect. While the focus will be on AX 2012 and earlier releases, new features coming in D365O will be covered briefly with emphasis on what will be back-ported to AX2012.

Nigel J. Cox

Managing Partner

Nigel Cox is Managing Partner and Solution Architect for Enterprise Solutions at enVista. He is an established expert in Lean Principles, Quality, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing and Demand Planning. His experience spans a variety of industries and specialties that includes Engineer-to-order, Assemble-to-Order, Process/Discrete, Semiconductor, Construction, Pulp and Paper, Grain, Textile and Apparel, Light Assembly and Fabrication, driving Lean initiatives in several of these. Cox is also (Master Certified) for Microsoft Dynamics-AX and is a respected expert, especially in Demand Planning, Master Planning, Configure-to-order and Lean Manufacturing.

Prior to joining enVista, Cox was the North America Lean Solutions Architect for eBECS, who wrote the first version of the Microsoft Dynamics AX, Lean module. He has consulted with many clients for Lean practice at both companies. Prior to that, he held consulting positions at Iteration2, Oracle, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft (where he oversaw the designs of the original Lean module and WMS interface), and management positions at Oneita (where he lead a “Quick Response” lean initiative), Sonoco Products, Allegheny International, and several UK manufacturers.

Cox holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Cambridge University, a bachelor of Mathematics degree from N. Gloucestershire Tech, United Kingdom that he took for “fun”, and a master’s degree in Computing Engineering from the University of South Carolina.

Cox is a certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, certified in Integrated Resource Management and has been involved for many years with APICS as a speaker and delivering certification workshops, especially regarding Lean. He is a regular speaker at AXUG National and local events. In the past, he has also taught several bachelor level business administration classes as a Visiting Professor.


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