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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Is Lot Control Necessary?

Certain industries require lot control, where others may find it an option based on how they want to trace the material used in a product in the event of a defect, or recall.

LX provides tight lot controls and flexibility with lot number assignments. Shop orders can have a pre-assigned lot number, or a lot number can be automatically assigned when the item is produced. You can also assign a specific lot number for the entire shop order, or for each item/quantity reported against a shop order.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (3006)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Default Order Frequency

In Baan IV, requirements for an MPS item with the order method lot-for-lot result in daily planned MPS orders. For example, if a plan period contains 10 working days and the net requirements for an item in that period is 2000 pieces, an MPS planning run generates one planned MPS order of 200 pieces for each working day in the plan period.

In ERP LN, requirements for a planned item with the order method lot-for-lot result in one planned order per plan period. For example, if a plan period contains 10 working days and the net requirements for an item in that period is 2000 pieces, a master planning run will generate a single planned order of 2000 pieces for the first working day in that plan period. To influence the order quantity of the planned orders, enter appropriate values in the Maximum Order Quantity field and the Order Interval field in the Items – Ordering (tcibd2500m000) session or choose a fixed order quantity.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (3336)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Batch Allocation

Thinking of moving from your old BPCS Version to LX?

There are numerous reasons to consider moving to Infor LX. It is a proven migration and it is easy to get there.

An area of interest may be allocations. Allocations can be difficult to manage, but with Infor LX, there is a new selection of ranges for Batch Allocations:

    • Sold To Customer
    • Ship To Number
    • Order Class
    • Order Number
    • Item Number
    • Request Date
    • Schedule Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2726)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Safety Time

You can add safety time in the item master for the item. This will add the number of days safety time to the order lead time thus bringing the order in x number of days early. (x is the safety time).

The safety time is on form 4 of the item master in Baan IV and in Item Ordering Data – Generation I tab in Baan V and LN.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (3426)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: How does ERP LX establish costing for purchased items?

In LX, you will establish a standard cost (you define the standard) that LX will use for the purchase items. You also need to establish in LX the Cost Type, the Cost Bucket, and the Cost Set needed for cost accounting.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2727)/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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (2929)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Product Routing

Defining the Product Routing first requires the items to be setup in the Item Master file. Other master files also need to be defined prior to creating the routing.
These include:
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  • The Facility defined with a SYS program
  • The Warehouses defined with an INV program
  • Locations defined with an INV program
  • The Machines (required if using capacity planning or an MES interface) defined with an MDM program

After the above data is set up, the Department file and Work Center files can be setup in MDM. Now you are ready to define a product route.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (2498)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Month End – Miscellaneous To-Do’s

  • Print Sales Order History Information
    • all invoices processed through sales
  • Check Inventory Valuation
    • this should tie out to your inventory accounts
  • Print Integration Information
    • see all postings from WIP to finished goods
  • Print G/L Transaction Information
    • print specific transaction types for any GL account
  • Print Lot Control Information
    • will show where serial numbers were used
Tuesday, March 03, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (4267)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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