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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Standalone Sessions in LN 10.7

The standalone LN UI allows enhanced URL-parameter configuration. A single session can be started directly. Based on the URL, users can choose if the menu must be available and if the displayed set of records must be restricted.

This can be useful for self-service kiosks or simple full-screen clients.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (701)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX / BPCS Tip of the Week: Control Date Lead Times in LX

  • Control Date Lead Times – LX provides five separate Control Date Lead Time fields so you can specify additional lead time values for Shop Orders, Purchase Orders and Planned and Firm Planned orders. Each Control Lead Time Date represents additional time (days) required at each step in the process that needs more time (Quarantine, Stabilize), that is to say, when a component is due, and when it can be used. (working with an aerospace  precision bearing manufacturer, I had to account for the QA requirement that no measurements could be taken until the parts had been “soaked” (stored) in an atmospheric controlled environment (72 degrees, and controlled humidity) for 24 hours. This requirement added one full day of lead time between each machining operation) The MPS/MRP Generation program, as well as programs that Shop Order Material Allocation records use the five control date lead times to adjust component required dates to function in the same way as the BOM Offset Lead Time.
     
  • All programs that create MRP Planned Orders, MRP Firm Planned Orders, Shop Orders, and Purchase Orders call the Control Date Calculation program (MRP515B) to establish all five control dates. A Control Lead Time Date is used to adjust the component Required Dates data in the Material Requirements file (KMR), based on planned orders for a parent, and the FMA Required Dates data, based on shop order release dates for a parent.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (555)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: The Production Bill of Material – 10.7

The production bill of material is globally specified at the company level. It can be used as a source for the definition of the local material lists, such as:

  • The production model in the repetitive module.
  • The production model in the job shop module.
  • The subcontracting model in the subcontracting module.

The production bill of material can be generated through the engineering bill of material. The new production bill of material differs from the old bill of material:

  • It has a header and a status.
  • It is always revision controlled.
  • The effective dates have been moved from the material lines to the header.
  • The BOM quantity has been moved from item production data to the header.
  • The use up has been moved from alternatives to the material line.
  • The material line excludes logistic data (no warehouse nor routing operation).

The production bill of material is not mandatory.

Production bill of material revisions:
The production bill of material is revision controlled. The objective of the revision is to control the changes to the bill of material over time.

The P-bom includes this revision-related data:

  • Revision number
  • Effective date and Expiry date
  • Status (New, Approved, Expired)
  • Creation date and Created by: user
  • Approval date and Approved by: user
  • Expiry date and Expired by: user
  • Source information
Tuesday, November 12, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1207)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Control Number, POCNO, added to CEA502B1

This enhancement makes the control number field in the purchase order file available for macros. Previously, the POCNO field (control number) in the purchase order was not available for macros. This enhancement allows the user to create macros that use this field. This enhancement provides the user with the ability to keep track of control numbers in their journal entries.

The programs impacted include:

  • CEA502B1, ACP Engine Resolution Program
  • CGL091B, ERPLX ACP File I/O Program
Monday, November 11, 2019/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (759)/Comments (1)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Job Shop by Site Changes in LN 10.7

The Job Shop by Site parameter has been added to the Implemented Software Components (tccom0100s000) session. If this parameter is activated, multisite production for job shop is enabled.

Almost all new planning and production functionality in LN depends on the activation of this parameter.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1209)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Trim Leading Zero

In LX 8.4, an enhancement has been included to allow for the expanded Company fields to have the leading zero truncated.

To trim leading zeros, CEA515B is called during macro resolution to trim the leading zero based on the position in the Zero Trim file (GZT). The Zero Trim file contains all the company number fields currently defined in the CEA Cross Reference fie (GXM).

This enhancement provides year over year comparison in financial reports and eliminates the need to setup new companies in programs such as Alias Definition. Financial programs trim the leading zero on Company fields, such as Company 010, on subsystem transactions to process as Company 10 during CEA macro resolution. Clients who prefer to retain the Company value as 010 on financial reports can clear the GZT file.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1004)/Comments (2)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Warehouse Blocking – LN 10.7

The functionality to block a warehouse for inbound or outbound transactions has been enhanced. A check for blocks is performed not only during receipt and shipment confirmation, but at multiple stages in the process. In addition, you can specify these blocking options for the inbound and outbound processes:

• No

• Yes

• Interactive

For example, if Blocked for Inbound is set to Yes, no inbound actions are allowed in the warehouse. Consequently, users cannot confirm receipts, generate and put away inbound advice or storage lists, and perform inbound inspections. 

If Interactive is set, during a non-automatic warehouse inbound procedure, warnings are displayed which offer the user a choice to either cancel the action or continue. Batch or automatic inbound processes continue, but the corresponding reports and logs make note of the blocking. However, in all scenarios, receipt confirmation is not allowed.

The same rules are applicable for the warehouse outbound procedure steps. The restriction for receipt confirmation also applies to shipment confirmation.

For warehouse transfer orders, not only the ship-from warehouse is checked for outbound process blocks, but also the ship-to warehouse. This prevents situations in which goods get stuck in transit due to inbound procedure blocks that apply to the destination warehouse. Now, the transfer process is already blocked during outbound.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (1269)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Infor LX & BPCS Tip of the Week: Pick Release by Line, ORD550D2

Pick Release by Line has been modified to prevent Line Splitting for warehouse orders. This preserves the quantity integrity between what the customer ordered on the original customer order line and what will be shipped on the warehouse order line.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (1145)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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