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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Work Center & Machine Locations

For either file, you must specify a valid location code as defined in the Location Master File.

If the machine master locations are blank, then the work center locations are used. There are cases where you may want to do a combination between the two in defining the locations.

Let’s say the end item has one operation. The operation is at work center 510 and Machine A is in the work center. You have locations setup in both the Work center file and the Machine master File. You report 100 complete at the work center without specifying the machine.

In this case, the inventory will be processed based on the locations defined in the work center file. If the transaction included the machine number, then the locations in the machine file would be used.
Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (4610)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: What could go wrong with GRINYA?

One common GRINYA issue would be incorrectly entered Integration Setups.

Check the Baan/LN manual for recommended Integration setups. If such a mistake were to occur, it is important to know for what period of time the Integration was in error. It is recommended that the Integrations Setup tables be audited either through Baan or Database Auditing. Corrections can be quickly calculated when an exact timeframe can be determined.
Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (5232)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Differentiating An Item By Supplier - LN


In LN, you can differentiate between items at various suppliers:

  • Locations (warehouses),
  • Purpose (planning, purchase)
  • Origin (supplier, warehouse)


Example

An item is supplied by two different suppliers. Supplier A ships in lots of 100 pieces due to how the item is packed. Supplier B ships the goods in units of 60 pieces.

You can define specific parameters for each supplier. The following sessions can be used to define these characteristics:

  • Items - Planning (cprpd1100m000)
  • Check Item Data by Warehouse (whwmd2210m000)
  • Item Supplier Plan (cpvmi0530m000)
    These sessions define entities that have an n-to-1 relationship with the general item data.
    Friday, October 24, 2014/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (5386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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    BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Inventory Control


    In Infor LX you need to determine how inventory will be moved in and out of warehouse storage locations, and which of the following transactions to use for inventory control:


    • A transfer transaction can be used to move inventory from one warehouse location to another warehouse location.
    • A production receipt transaction is used to add inventory to a warehouse location.
    • A material issue or backflush is used to reduce inventory from a warehouse location.
    Friday, October 24, 2014/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (4810)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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    New Definition of Insanity: Collect data the same old way

    Just because you've always done it this way doesn't mean it's the best way. The old way of doing things may get the job done, but is the job being performed efficiently, accurately, and on a timely basis?

    People resist change because there is an element of fear behind change and having to learn something new. Sometimes it’s just that you’re comfortable with how things are done, and you don’t see the need to make any changes. 


    Are you stuck in manual?

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (9319)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0

    Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Project Templates

    Project templates are useful because you can specify all of the information that you would normally want to include when creating a new project such as project structure, budget and so on.

    In Baan IV/V, project templates do not exist, but you can set up a project template by creating a regular project, and setting the status to simulated or free. This is done so that the project does not create plans. Under this scenario, you can easily copy one project to another.

    In LN, when you create a new project, a template can be used as the starting point. This is similar to copying a normal project, but unlike normal projects, no costs or revenues can be posted on a template.
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (5161)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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    BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Work Center - Cells

    The LMP module (Lean Manufacturing Process) uses work centers but refers to them as production cells.

    A cell is one or more work centers that produces an end item. So when a company decides to adopt the lean manufacturing philosophy, the concept of work centers takes on a new meaning.

    In lean terms, the work center, or group of work centers, becomes a production cell. In other words, a mini-factory producing end items with similar characteristics.
    Wednesday, October 15, 2014/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (4345)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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    BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: The Machine Master Part 2

    Understanding:

    The Machine Master File

    Do your machines have a fixed asset tag? The machine master file has a field called Fixed Asset.

    BPCS does not use this field, so you can use this field for anything. You can record your fixed asset tag in this field and use the effective date. You can create a custom fixed asset list by using a DFU or Query program.

    Wednesday, October 08, 2014/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (4265)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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