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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: What is Lean Make to Order?

This is a simple way to go from the customer order to making the order and shipping the order. It involves a few simple steps:

  1. Receive and enter the customer order
  2. Automatic credit review
  3. Automatic release of the shop order tied to the customer order
  4. Issue material, report labor to the production order receipt
  5. Pick the order, ship the order, invoice the customer

 

With lean, you can skip processing the demand through MRP. You can go directly from the customer order to the shop order creation.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (3918)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Optionally Include Tax Amounts In Order Balance

In Baan IV, the order balance amount always includes the tax amount. Consequently, the tax amount must be recalculated every time an order line is modified in order to update the balance correctly. If the tax provider is activated, this requires an API call for every re-calculation of tax.

In Infor LN, users can select or clear the new Include Tax in Order Balance check box in the COM Parameters (tccom0000s000) session to indicate whether users want to include tax amounts in the order balance amount. This parameter has an effect on various sessions in Order Management.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (4345)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Top Down Shop Order Schedule

In ERP LX, this function is called Backward Scheduling. This is a simple, easy way to create and release shop orders associated with the end item.

The result is a shop calendar with the associated order start dates. Setting up ERP LX properly with correct Queue Times, Setup and Run Times, along with Move Times, will result in accurate shop order start dates.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2774)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Back Dating Cycling Counting Orders

Cycle Count Orders cannot be directly “back dated” in Baan IV, Baan V or LN, however, there are some work-arounds.

In Baan IV you can do an inventory adjustment and back date. Just set all dates on the adjustment to the date you want and Baan will post the adjustment in that period.

In LN you can do a Cycle Count/ Adjustment and again back date and Baan will post to that period.


Unfortunately, there is no work-around for Baan V.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (2741)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Day: Inventory Management

Establishing the Quantity On-Hand and the Quantity Available.

LX maintains buckets for information associated with the following inventory transactions for each item:

  • Opening Balance
  • Issues
  • Receipts
  • Adjustments
  • Allocations for the Customer
  • Allocations for Manufacturing

The on hand quantity does not include any allocations. To arrive at the on hand quantity, start with the opening balance, less any issues, plus any receipts, then add or subtract any adjustments. Available inventory is the on-hand less any allocations.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (3031)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Day: Chart of Accounts

Zero sublevel accounts are posting level accounts. All others are parent accounts. Once the balances have been updated in the child ledger accounts, the parents are automatically updated.

Inquiries and reports can be printed or displayed either by child accounts, or by parent accounts. On line drill down is possible from either child or parent.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (3736)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Day: Cycle Counting Part 2

Understanding: The Cycle Count Alternative

The best way to cycle count is to count the same number of items each day and at the same time each day. The goal is to count your “A” items 4 times a year. The “A” items should be those item that are about 80% of the total inventory value and 20% of the total items. Consider creating your own cycle count schedule then instead of using the cycle count transaction, use the inventory adjustment transaction. The item balance is changed at the time the transaction is keyed. The transaction list can be used for the reconciliation process.

Thursday, February 05, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2994)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Day: Company Calendar

Baan uses the company calendar in the following modules to determine the start and end dates for planned orders:

  • Master Production Scheduling
  • Material Requirements Planning
  • Capacity Requirements Planning
    (All three combined in a single planning module for Baan V and LN)
  • Shop Floor Control

The calendar provides the valid working days, number of shifts per day and the number of hours in a day.

Baan allows for a single calendar for the whole company or for a calendar for each work center.

Thursday, February 05, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (3411)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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