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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Purchase Order Receive All Processing LX/8.3.5

This enhancement to the Purchase Receipts screens; optionally shown with the quantity and weight fields populated with the open value on the purchase order. Previously the user had to manually enter the quantity received or, for a dynamic weight and measure items, the weight received for each line on the purchase order. Now the screens are populated with the open value and if the open value is the same as the value received, the user can simply accept the line.

The Receive All field on the PUR550D1-01 screen determines whether the receipt lines are populated with the open value. A system parameter controls the Receive All default value but the default value can be overridden. If the user specifies 1=Yes in the Receive All field then the PUR550D2-02 screen displays the open quantity or weight for each line. The user can accept the open value for each line. 

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Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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May 23, 2018 - Lunch & Learn Webinar for BPCS & LX! - It’s Time to Understand Time


Lunch & Learn Webinar for BPCS & LX! 

-  It’s Time to Understand Time -

Machine Time  |  Down Time  |  Crew Time  |  Direct Time  |  Indirect Time

So many ways to break down time!
Have you taken the time to understand what these
breakdowns mean and how they impact your business?

Spend some time with us, and learn about a fast and efficient
way to capture time from the factory floor.
 

Join us for an hour:
Wednesday, May 23rd 
1:00 p.m. EDT
 
Tuesday, May 08, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (134)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Gain Efficiency & Save Money – Evaluate Your Production Lines

When is the last time you took a hard look at your production lines?

  • How are we moving product through our facility?
  • Do we have work instructions / drawings available where needed?
  • Do we have frequently used inventory available at the line?
  • Where are the bottlenecks?
  • Are processes automated, where possible?

Taking a hard look at your processes and procedures may reveal some interesting results. 

Don’t assume that everyone is doing things the same way. Some may be superstars, and others may need some mentoring. Some processes may be outdated and costing you time and money, while others are extremely efficient. One area of the business may benefit from how others operate. Take the time to review and analyze your findings. Your company may benefit greatly as a result.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (245)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Cost of Goods Sold

A major change in LX Release 8.3.5 is the ability to post Cost of Goods Sold Inventory transactions by Cost Bucket. 

This will enable reporting of Cost of Goods Sold on the P&L by Material, Labor and Overhead. 

Up to this point, companies that wished to report at this level had to develop a modification to analyze these transactions and re-book them. This new feature eliminates that need. 

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (250)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Crenlo and Crossroads RMC Go International

Crenlo, A leading manufacturer of cab and enclosure products to protect people and electronics, has partnered with Crossroads RMC to deliver a shop floor (MES lite) solution to their facilities in the US and Brazil. Crenlo was looking for a way to ensure that each production run was complete and accurate, and their overall production efficiencies were measurable. Crossroads RMC developed a complete solution to deliver detailed proprietary work instructions to each workstation, configure production lines to fit the work to be completed, perform downtime tracking with alerts and provide web based pivot reports to view entire assemblies, compare actual to expected, view inspection failures and analyze trends week to week, month to month and year to year. This solution will be fully integrated with Crenlo’s Baan IV ERP system.

Monday, April 09, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (293)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX TIP OF THE WEEK: INVENTORY TRANSFERS

Misplaced inventory… this happens all the time, but it CAN be avoided.

As part of an employee’s initial training, they should be taught the importance of proper inventory handling. This training should occur even if inventory handling is not their job! Employees need to know how the actions (or lack thereof) of one individual affects the rest of the company and the system used to run your business. Proper inventory management is the responsibility of ALL employees. 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (495)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tip of the Week: Gain Efficiency & Save Money - Evaluate Your Production Lines

When is the last time you took a hard look at your production lines?

  • How are we moving product through our facility?
  • Do we have work instructions / drawings available where needed?
  • Do we have frequently used inventory available at the line?
  • Where are the bottlenecks?
  • Are processes automated, where possible?

Taking a hard look at your processes and procedures may reveal some interesting results. Don’t assume that everyone is doing things the same way. Some may be superstars, and others may need some mentoring. Some processes may be outdated and costing you time and money, while others are extremely efficient. One area of the business may benefit from how others operate. Take the time to review and analyze your findings. Your company may benefit greatly as a result.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Wednesday, March 07, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (688)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: 5 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Here are 5 ways you can motivate your employees to give their best every day:

1. Train Your Employees

2. Give Your Employees the Right Tools

3. Automate Processes

4. Give Your Employees Real-Time Feedback

5. Provide Incentives to Do More

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Thursday, February 22, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (631)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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