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Infor LX & BPCS Tip: LX 8.4 – Manufacturing Field Size Expansions

This enhancement provides expanded field sizes for many key manufacturing data elements. This expansion impacts panels, reports, work fields, as well as parameters and other technical areas.

The benefits of the expanded field enhancement include: 

  • Support for companies that have global operations in a single database.
  • Improved data accuracy due to additional decimal points.
  • Improved data accuracy due to additional capacity for totals and summaries.
  • Provides more definitions of additional values, including more meaningful values due to fewer abbreviations.
  • Provides a greater number of days for data retention.
  • Meets regulatory requirements or industry standards.
  • Avoids re-use or duplication of keys.

The programs or areas impacted include:

  • Shop Order Number (9N)
  • Summary Quantity fields (13,3)
  • DWM Summary Weight fields (13,4)
  • Transaction History Sequence (16N)
  • Instrument Serial Number (50A)
  • Item Class (5A)
  • Item Discount Code (5A)
  • Shop Order Priority Code (2N)
  • Catalog String (512A)
  • Comment (35A on ECM TITB file)
Tuesday, May 12, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (360)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: LX 8.4 Enhancement – Company Security for ACR510

This enhancement provides LX Company Security to Invoice Maintenance, ACR510. Only users authorized to the invoice company can view or maintain invoices.

User must be authorized to ACR as a product or ACR510 as an individual program in Security Master Maintenance, SYS600. Additionally, ACR510-01, displays all records, but if the user tries to revise or display a transaction record for a company the user is not authorized to, this error message is displayed: “User is not authorized to the transaction company.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (956)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Item Deletion Option in IDF Enterprise Items

Previously, users were unable to delete items in IDF Enterprise Items when they have inventory balances or the item is connected to ancillary records, such as sales history records. This feature added in LX 8.4 provides the ability to delete an item when sales history records are found but all sales history activity is zero.

When the user attempts to delete an item in IDF Enterprise Items that is tied to a sales history record, the panel displays a message that the item cannot be deleted. The user can then run the Delete Validation Report to determine which records are tied to this item that prevent the validation. If the item no longer has manufacturing activity but had old sales history, the item can be deleted.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1188)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Expanded Amount Fields on the Period End Calculation Reports – LX 8.4

The Print/Calculate FIFO/LIFO/Average Program (VAL250B) has been changed to use five decimals in calculating amount fields. This has been done to improve the precision on the Period End Calculation Reports.

The fields, reports or areas impacted include:

  • Report and Generate FIFO Values, VAL200D
  • Working Value FIFO Calculation Report, VAL250O1
  • Report and Generate Average Values, VAL 210D
  • Working Average Values Calculation, VAL250O1
  • Report and Generate LIFO Values, VAL220D
  • Working Values LIFO Calculation, VAL250O2
Tuesday, March 31, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1404)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Order Entry Line Copy Feature – LX 8.4

This enhancement provides the ability to copy order lines, quote lines, and RMA lines. During Order Entry, action 3=Copy is available to copy regular lines and special lines. The new line displays in the next available line number.  This enhancement reduces manual key entry and speeds up Order Entry. 

The programs or areas impacted include ORD700D2, Order Line Entry, Quote Line Entry and RMA Line Entry.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1619)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: How do I restrict over-shipments to customers - LX 8.4?

This enhancement prevents over-allocations and resulting overshipments to customers. Attempted over-shipments can present an error message to the user, or there is an option to automatically adjust the user’s request to the allowed quantity.

Since over-shipments result from over-allocations, Infor LX provides an optional validation during the four processes where a user can attempt to over-allocate. Note: Infor LX never over-allocates or over-ships; this always results from a user’s action. This enhancement provides three options regarding over-allocations and over-shipments:

  • Continue current process with warning message.
  • Show error message.
  • Automatically change allocation quantity to match quantity available for shipment.

If the over-ship quantity change is acceptable, internal procedures may require that the order quantity be revised so that pricing, promotions, credit checking, load planning, and other processes reflect the actual quantity.

The programs or areas impacted include:

  • ORD820D, Order Entry System Parameters
  • ORD720D2, Order Allocations
  • ORD725D, Order Entry Allocations
  • ORD570D5, Pick Confirm Inventory Confirmation
  • ORD700D2 / ORD700DA / ORD710B, Order Line Validation
Tuesday, March 03, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1546)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Order processing enhancement – LX 8.4

Restrict Over-shipments to Customers

  • System parameter option controls when over shipments are allowed

Options to:

  • Continue current process with warning message
  • Give error message
  • Automatically correct to quantity available for shipment
     
  • Option to revise the order quantity so that pricing, promotions, credit checking load planning and other processes reflect the actual quantity
  • Allows better control of exceptions for over shipments
  • Ensures that pricing, promotions are correctly based on actual order quantity
Tuesday, February 18, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1690)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: MPS vs. MRP

What items should be MPS planned, and what items should be MRP planned…

Master Scheduled Items are those items that are finished goods, or service items, that receive their requirements either specifically from Independent demand, or both Dependent and Independent demand.

  • Independent Demand is demand that cannot be calculated from higher level demand in the product structure, and therefore must be either a forecast or an actual customer order (Finished Goods or Service parts sold to customers).
  • Dependent demand is derived from higher level demand in the product structure. Dependent demand includes components, raw materials, and sub-assemblies. (these are not normally Master Scheduled Items).
  • Service Parts may have both independent demand from forecast and/or customer orders, as well as dependent demand from higher level demand if that item is also used in other sub-assemblies or products.
  • Cumulative Lead Time is a concept used in Master Production Scheduling (MPS) that combines the “fixed” lead time, and the “variable” lead time needed to produce the product. It is the longest path through a given Bill-of-material. Based on the MPS setup options, Infor/ERP LX will calculate cumulative lead time (also called “the Critical Path”) for you (use the “indented BOM” display in BOM300 and find the item with the longest lead time “L/T”). Note: You may have to use Action 21, Line Detail, to see the “L/T” lead time for each item.
Tuesday, February 04, 2020/Author: George Moroses/Number of views (1521)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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