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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: In Transit Inventory Report – LN 10.7

A new In Transit Inventory report can be printed in the Print In Transit Inventory (whinr1410m300) session. The report provides an overview of company inventory that is on the move and not stored in a warehouse. This concerns only inventory that is transferred from one warehouse to another. Items that are shipped to, for example, customers or projects, or items that are issued to production lines or service departments are excluded.

The report shows item inventory quantities and values on warehouse transfer orders which are issued at the origin warehouse, but are not yet received in the destination warehouse. These open inter-warehouse transfer orders represent inventory that is loaded on trucks or other means of transport, or located at intermediate pooling points such as harbors and train stations.

The quantities and values are retrieved from the Item-Warehouse-Inventory Transactions and the Inventory Integration Transactions sessions.

In the Print In Transit Inventory (whinr1410m300) session, a range of warehouse valuation groups, warehouses, items, transaction dates, etc. can be specified. Additional print options are available that determine if only item quantities must be printed or if insight into both quantities and inventory value is required. Quantities and values can also be aggregated by site and destination or origin warehouse.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1670)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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 (1323)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: New Inventory Aging Analysis Report – 10.7

A new standard Inventory Aging report can be printed in the Perform Inventory Aging Analysis (whina1440m000) session. This report is mainly based on the physical incoming and outgoing inventory movements and transactions. The date of inventory consumption or issue is compared to the date of receipt. If inventory is not yet issued, a reference date is used for aging calculation.

The report includes this information:

  • Which inventory items are not frequently used or are obsolete.
  • How long items have been stored in a warehouse.
  • Inventory and transaction values. This facilitates the financial auditing process.

To use this new feature, an inventory aging analysis definition must be available in the Inventory Aging Analysis Definition (whina1140m000) session.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1432)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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 (1529)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: What is the LN Report Designer and what is required to use it?

The main purpose of the Report Designer is to enable changes to the design of a 4GL application report, without modifying the standard report or using an external reporting solution. The changes are stored as personalizations. Therefore, the effort that is required to implement changes, after the standard is updated, is reduced.

You can also generate new reports that are based on a selection of fields from the application data model. These reports are generated in the extensibility package. You can personalize these reports in the Report Designer, or modify them in LN Studio.

  • The Report Designer is available with LN 10.5 and later.
  • Enterprise Server 10.6 is required.
  • The Report Designer is only supported in LN UI.

Note:  On LN 10.5 you must re-compile the reports once with Enterprise Server 10.6 to enable them for the Report Designer.

Tuesday, March 03, 2020/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1583)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0

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 (1428)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0