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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Efficiency– The What & How

Efficiency is something we all strive for in our personal lives and at work. How can manufacturers increase their efficiency? Take a hard look at the 4 key areas:

  1. Planning
  2. Bill of Material and Job Accuracy
  3. Inventory Planning
  4. Real Time Reporting / Processing 

Need help figuring out how to become more efficient in each of these areas? Contact us, we’d be happy to help.

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Tuesday, June 06, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (787)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Actual Versus Standard

Job costing based on standards is great, but what if reality doesn’t match up to that?

What if jobs are really taking twice as long, and you don’t know that? What if jobs are taking ½ as long as you think, but you’re scheduling based on how much time they “should” take? Either way, you’re losing money and productivity. Getting a handle on start/stop times for jobs, and therefore the total amount of time actually spent allows you to take proper action and be more productive.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (652)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (697)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Infor LX and Crossroads MES Selected by Blonder Tongue

Blonder Tongue, a global communication equipment supplier for TV broadcasters, cable system operator, lodging video, Internet system and institutional systems, has selected Crossroads RMC to assist them with a BPCS 6.0.04 upgrade to Infor LX. Crossroads RMC will be providing all application and technical consulting for this project. Also included as part of the project will be the implementation of the Crossroads MES solution. Go live for both solutions is expected in January of 2018.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Frank L. Petrasio/Number of views (560)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: LX 8.3.5 Facility Period Close

The Facility Period Close process was introduced in Infor LX 8.3.4 and has been enhanced in 8.3.5. This feature allows continuous or 24-hour worldwide operations in multiple facilities to submit Period End Close jobs for each facility as daily operations cease, or shifts end. 

This enhancement provides a batch mode for the Facility Period Close (INV930) process and allows the Update IIM Inventory from IWI (INV931) process to be submitted from the INV930B program. The enhancement also provides a batch mode for the INV931 process.   

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (508)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Order Series Full – Switching to a Different 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 23, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (5956)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Revisit The Last Brilliant Idea

Sometimes the best ideas have to be tabled due to competing priorities. That doesn’t mean that the idea was bad. Revisit previously suggested cost savings ideas, or ideas to make a manual process more efficient. Now could be the right time to do something great!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (447)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Baan/LN Tip of the Week: Difference Between a Serialized Item and Unit Effective Item

A serialized item is not the same as a unit effective item. A serialized item has a serial number that is used to identify and track individual items, whereas a unit effectivity item has an effectivity unit that provides some information about the item's configuration. However, an item can be both serialized and unit effective.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (560)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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