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Infor LN & Baan Tip: MPS Planned vs. MRP Planned

Kathy Barthelt 0 580 Article rating: 5.0

When deciding what items should be MPS (Master Production Schedule) planned and what items should be MRP (Material Requirements Planning) planned, it's crucial to understand the nature of the items and their demand sources. Here's a breakdown:

  • Master Scheduled Items:

    • Master Scheduled Items are typically finished goods or service items.
    • These items receive their requirements from both Independent and Dependent demand sources.
  • Independent Demand:...

Does your Baan or Infor LN system still lack integration with UPS and FedEx?

Kathy Barthelt 0 301 Article rating: 5.0

Efficiency is a recurring topic within the manufacturing sector, often highlighted in articles and discussions with manufacturers. According to a recent comprehensive report by The Manufacturer and IBM, a substantial 92% of manufacturers prioritize enhancing efficiency as their primary business imperative. By bolstering efficiency, manufacturers can effectively curtail costs, augment throughput, and thereby enhance their competitive edge.

A notable approach to enhance efficiency involves the elimination of redundant processes, particularly the manual input of data from systems like Baan and Infor LN to third-party logistics systems such as UPS or FedEx. These third-party systems...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: All About Invoicing Methods

Kathy Barthelt 0 600 Article rating: 5.0

Invoicing Methods are a set of parameters that define the types of orders and order lines that can be collected on an invoice, the type of invoice to be generated and the costs to be aggregated on Project invoices and Service invoices.

If options to combine tax codes, departments, sales representatives' line of business area...

Infor LN & Baan Tip: Cash Flow Functionality and Setup

Kathy Barthelt 0 893 Article rating: 5.0

A cash flow statement provides a historical view of the movement of cash within a company. This statement offers an overview of both the origins and destinations of cash, aiding management in evaluating the company's ability to fulfill short-term financial obligations. To differentiate between various sources and uses of cash, reason codes can be utilized. When interacting with cash transactions in relevant sessions, users have the option to input or review the corresponding cash flow reason. The cash flow statement organizes cash transactions based on these reasons. LN software system maintains year-specific opening balances for cash flow transactions. Should the need arise, users can manually input opening balances in the Opening Balance Cash Flow (tfgld2118m000) session.

To set up the cash flow statement, use the following sequence of sessions:...

ERP & the Importance of Accuracy & Productivity

Infor LN & Baan

Kathy Barthelt 0 657 Article rating: 5.0

If you don't think accuracy and productivity are important, you need to take a hard look at HOW you’re running your ERP system.

  • Have you eliminated large amounts of data entry?
  • Is your data error-free at month's end?
  • Do all of your systems talk to one another?

If the answer is no, Crossroads RMC can improve accuracy and productivity with system integration and/or automation.

Too expensive you say? Too time-consuming and way too much effort to make it happen? Not necessarily... 


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