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BPCS/LX Tip of the Day: Material Requirement Dates and Lead Time Offsets in MRP

The system automatically performs offsets for requirements dates for components in the MPS/MRP calculations. It also performs offsets for calculation of material need dates at the time that shop orders are released.


To calculate the offset, the system takes the parent lead time from the Item Master and adjusts it by the bill of materials offset (plus or minus) for the component. This gives the lead time days for that specific component. The system starts with the due date of the parent and backs up and skips all non-work days in the shop calendar.


Note that the offset calculation uses only calendar records that have a blank work center (the calendar record applies to all work centers). See the information for the Shop Calendar Maintenance program, SFC140, in your Shop Floor Control documentation for shop calendar details.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (297)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Database Sizing – Moving to LN

The Infor LN database must be created with the appropriate size. For example, if at least 150 GB is required for a year, create the database with the required size from the beginning. Do not let the size increase to the required size and cause additional fragmentation in the database and the NTFS volume.  Set the autogrowth to a minimum of 10 percent or 1 GB (for each extent) to avoid fragmentation on file system level. Never use the default extent size of 1 MB.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (219)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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How Do You Measure Success in Your Business?

Business owners may measure success in different ways – some tangible, some intangible.

In order to establish how you should measure success for your business, you need to first examine how you measure your personal success. If you are a business owner, or a part of the management team of the company you work for, ask yourself these questions to see how you measure up:

Assess personal success.

1.    Am I happy in my job?

2.    Do I have passion for what I’m doing?

3.    Do I get the desired results based on the effort I’m putting in?

4.    Am I putting forth my best effort?

5.    Am I patient and allow for sufficient time to see results?

6.    Do I get respect from my co-workers?

7.    Do I have the endurance to hang in there when things get a bit rough?


Reflect on successes and failures.

After answering these questions, do you need to make any changes? Do you still have the same ambition and drive to achieve the goal? Are you content with your work, or have you come to the conclusion that you have not done your best?

To be successful...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (14903)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Switching to a Difference Series

In general, you can enter a different series in the order field if you have an available series.

To add a new series, find the appropriate group in the First Free Number session, and add a new series and first free number (usually 1).

In Baan IV, go to the Maintain First Free Numbers Session (under Common, Tables, Maintain Logistics Tables, Maintenance 1). Groups are easily identified (e.g., Purchase Order, Sales Order, etc.).

In Baan V, go to the First Free Number Session (under Common Data, Tables, Logistics). There are number groups (e.g., 570 may be for Purchase Orders, 650 may be for Sales Orders, etc.).

In LN, go to the First Free Number Session (tcmcs0150m000 – it is in different places in the menu under different Feature Packs). There are number groups (e.g., 210 may be for Purchase Orders, 310 may be for Sales Orders, etc.).

Tuesday, May 19, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (199)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Day: MRP/MPS Simulation

The system allows you to manipulate and maintain a simulated MPS and MRP. You can copy the simulation from the existing first cut or you can create a totally new schedule. You can also perform a simulation of the rough-cut capacity plan. This allows a quick visual inspection by inquiry or menu of needed work center loads for the proposed MPS. After you choose a suitable MPS and rough-cut capacity, the system allows you to transfer the simulated MPS to the live Master Production Schedule.
Monday, May 18, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (386)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Day: Inventory Stocking Levels – LX

The system supports four levels of inventory. You can view summaries of stock at each level through the Material Status Inquiry program or through reports.

 

Below are the four levels:

 Item

 Item + warehouse

 Item + warehouse + location

 Item + warehouse + location + lot

 

The lot number level and/or container of inventory can cross multiple warehouses and locations. For example, item + lot or item + lot + container. Locations exist within warehouses. There is no limit on the number of warehouses, locations, or lots that you can assign to an item.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (339)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Day: Transfers - LN

A Transfer involves either one or two warehouses. If items are transferred between two different warehouses, all activities of the warehousing procedures must be carried out. However, if a transfer takes place between two locations within the same warehouse, the receipt activities are not carried out. You can use transfer orders to define a replenishment system within a single warehouse. This system controls replenishment from bulk locations to pick locations. Note: LN allows you to modify the outbound order line data based on the value the Allow Updating Outbound Order Lines up to and including field is set to in the Warehousing Order Types (whinh0110m000) session.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (771)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Day: LX Inventory Pallet Status Flow

Four fields in the Item/Warehouse record (IIW file) affect the disposition of the

pallet status.

 

1.  Goods Receiving Code: You define these codes in Goods Receiving Maintenance (WHM130). The codes control whether or not the stock passes through inspection, what percentage, or quantity of a delivery to inspect, and the number of quarantine days, if any.

 

2.  Inspection Zone/Inspection Location: Either the Inspection Zone or the Inspection Location must be entered on the Item/Warehouse Master Maintenance screen WHM150D2-01.

 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (3697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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