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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Get Real!

You’ve got an ERP system, so everything should be real time and everyone should have access to information in real time, right? RIGHT?

Why not? Why are there spreadsheets, and separate Access databases off to the side?

Data loses value over time, so why not give everyone up to date, accurate information all the time? Take a look at those silos of information and see how you can eliminate them. Your business will benefit greatly as a result.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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. 

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Monday, May 21, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (0)/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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Anthony Etzel – Featured Speaker at The New England Midrange Users Group Meeting (NEMUG) on May 16, 2018

Anthony Etzel, a Solution Executive with Crossroads RMC, will speak at the NEMUG meeting in North Attleboro, MA on May 16th 2018. He will present the History of Shop Floor Control and also talk about current shop floor management technology including Crossroads MES and NextTrack Dashboards.


http://www.nemug.com/

Thursday, May 03, 2018/Author: Frank L. Petrasio/Number of views (241)/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.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!


Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (244)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN 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!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (170)/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. 

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (250)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tip of the Week: What is Your M.O.?

I’m not talking “Modus Operandi,” which is a fancy way to say: “what’s your plan to get stuff done”.  I’m talking about Manufacturing Optimization. 

It is all about efficiency, and by that I mean doing more with less. Less labor, less time, less materials, while still delivering a high quality product on time.

The Three Secrets to Improving your MO

1. Identify the key metrics
You need benchmark data so you know what realistic goals are, then track them and publish your performance along with a brief comment from time to time on how things are trending and how you compare with others, particularly your primary competitors. The best thing about this is that it is a system that develops a life of its own.

2. Measure it
Automatically, people start to think about improving things. Then the fun part, stuff begins to improve by itself. Once in place, the system just hums along and the benefits appear, because it has motivated people to think about it, and figure out what they can do to make it better.

3. Communicate it
So if you publish gross profit numbers, explain to people how what they do affects the numbers. Employees tend to start to modify their behavior as a result, and look more critically at whether a given purchase is even necessary.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (268)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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