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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: How is Your Productivity?

Are your employees not as productive as you’d like them to be? 
Are jobs not getting completed on schedule? 

Without actual data, making decisions about how efficient your operation is will be difficult. Start tracking actual time to complete each operation. Compare different production lines running the same job. Is one line running more efficiently? If so, start looking at why. Track downtime, setup, etc. Once you start really analyzing each piece of the puzzle, you can begin to uncover areas that are ripe for improvement.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (192)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Understanding What Goes On – Out on the Factory Floor

Ok… so you want to know the status of a specific shop order that was released two days ago.

What do you do?

It’s a sure bet that you have a manager, supervisor, or planner who can walk the floor and find the order at whatever work center it happens to be at. He/she can then answer “what operations have been completed and how many were completed?” All this requires leg work, and of course, a fair amount of time.

Now, if you have setup your BPCS master files properly, and you report transaction activity, you should be able to get those shop order statuses much faster using the SFC300 Shop Order Inquiry Screen.

At your fingertips you can see:

  • Release date & due date
  • How many hours remain in total and at each operation
  • The quantity required, what was finished and the remaining quantity
  • What components (materials) have been issued

Pretty basic information, right? Are you getting what you need to know? If not, then you may want to reexamine how your BPCS files are setup and what transactions along with their frequency are captured.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (166)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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December Lunch & Learn Webinar for BPCS & LX!

ERP Data Analysis Made Easy!

Want answers to questions like…

  • Which lines of business are performing best, and what products are being sold?
  • Who are my top performing sales reps, and what products are they selling?
  • What trends can I see based on my customers’ purchases?
  • What warehouse orders are planned over the next 6 months and do I have enough inventory on hand?

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Get all of this and more with easy drag and drop capability all without touching your ERP system or creating custom reports!

Join us for 30 minutes: 
Thursday, December 7th
1:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. PT

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Learn How to Create Views for:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Labor
  • Material Costs
  • Production
  • Sales Orders
    And more!

Sunday, November 19, 2017/Author: Frank L. Petrasio/Number of views (522)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Role-Based Security

Role-Based Security introduces role type profiles and allows combining the use of role profiles with the traditional LX user type security profile functionality. The new role type profile can be defined to allow or deny access to All Products, Attention Key, Programs, and Transaction Effects.

Facility, Warehouse, and Company securities are still defined solely by the user profile settings and are not affected by the assignment of a role. Where applicable, the role authority is displayed alongside the user authority on the security profile maintenance screens making it easy to see where there are differences in authority between the user and the assigned roles.

When users are assigned to roles, security access in LX becomes a combination of authorities granted or denied by the role plus any user exceptions. User exceptions override authorities set by the roles. A user can also be assigned to more than one role.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (266)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Strategies to Issue Materials – LN

LN offers you various levels of control for the issue of materials. You can specify a different method for each material.

Available methods to control the quantity of the issue:

  • Direct user control over the quantities to issue
  • Quantities determined by the allocations

Available methods to control the time of the issue. LN issues the material:

  • After a user gives a command
  • At the allocation date
  • Immediately when the production order is released

Special methods:

  • Backflushing
  • Floor stock

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (298)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Flexfab Selects Crossroads RMC for Company Wide Implementation of Data Collection for Infor LN

Flexfab Horizons International, Inc, a global leader in the manufacture of high performance silicone and other advanced polimer products, has selected Crossroads RMC’s Data Collection Solution, RMC3, for their company wide solution for data collection. The initial implementation will take place in Q4 2017 at their location in Nottinghamshire, UK and will focus on improvements in warehouse management. Applications to be implemented include Receiving, Inspections/Approvals, Putaway, Stock Transfers and Stock Inquiry. Flexfab is already a long time user of RMClabel for all of their barcoding needs. This product is made to work seamlessly with all of Crossroads RMC's data collection applications, so the incorporation of this solution will also be part of this project. Implementation for Flexfab US will occur in early 2018.
Tuesday, November 07, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (337)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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BPCS/LX TIP OF THE WEEK: ARE YOU STILL USING HANDWRITTEN TICKETS FOR YOUR INVENTORY?

This method of inventory tracking is slow, and prone to human error.

Putting a simple barcode system in place speeds up the process of tracking inventory movements, reduces the likelihood of mistakes, and creates a recorded history of the who/what/where that can provide valuable insight to those who make critical business decisions for your business.

Not sure where to start? Contact us and we’d be happy to help you take the first step.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (297)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Are You Still Using Handwritten Tickets for Your Inventory?

This method of inventory tracking is slow, and prone to human error.

Putting a simple barcode system in place speeds up the process of tracking inventory movements, reduces the likelihood of mistakes, and creates a recorded history of the who/what/where that can provide valuable insight to those who make critical business decisions for your business.

Not sure where to start? Contact us and we’d be happy to help you take the first step.

Optimize Your Manufacturing Today!

Tuesday, November 07, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (305)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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