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Infor LN & Baan: Integration from UPS® or FedEx®

Kathy Barthelt 0 2244 Article rating: 5.0

What do you do when there is no pre-built integration from UPS® or FedEx® to your ERP system?

Call Crossroads RMC, of course!

That’s how one of our Infor LN customers solved their cloud implementation dilemma. Crossroads RMC partnered to streamline their shipping process on Infor LN 10.5.2 in the cloud. Four sites went live with RMCship in 2019 and as a result, they have increased accuracy by eliminating manual steps and streamlining their operations.

Learn more> or for more information please contact Kathy Barthelt,  1.630.955.1310 x113

Is your Baan or Infor LN system STILL not integrated with UPS and FedEx?

Kathy Barthelt 0 1716 Article rating: 5.0

It's hard to find a manufacturing article, or talk to a manufacturer for that matter without hearing about the importance of efficiency. In fact, 92% of manufacturers reported that their most significant business imperative is improving efficiency, according to a major new report published by The Manufacturer and IBM. Improving efficiency cuts costs, improves throughput, and ultimately improves competitiveness.

One way to improve efficiency is to eliminate the redundant process of manually keying data from Baan and Infor LN to your third-party logistics systems such as UPS or FedEx. Third-party systems need to know what you want shipped, how it is being shipped, the weight, quantity, etc. Once the shipment is ready, the tracking number, freight cost, and other information need to be entered into Baan and Infor LN in order to process your sales orders and ultimately invoice your customer. This process is time-consuming, error-prone, and causes delays in shipping and invoicing.

Why waste time and energy when the entire process can be automated on-premise or cloud with RMCship?

RMCship provides a complete one-way or two-way communication channel between Baan IV, Baan V, and Infor LN to UPS Worldship & FedEx Ship Manager.

TO UPS & FedEx -
RMCship....

What do you do when there is no pre-built Infor integration from UPS or FedEx to your LN system?

Kathy Barthelt 0 13778 Article rating: 5.0

Call Crossroads RMC, of course! 

That’s how one of our Infor LN customers solved their cloud implementation dilemma. Crossroads RMC partnered to streamline their shipping process on Infor LN 10.5.2 in the cloud. Four sites went live with RMCship in 2019 and as a result, they have increased accuracy by eliminating manual steps and streamlining their operations.

Contact Crossroads RMC today to get started 800.762.2077

Crossroads RMC is proud to partner with an American manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare

Integrated freight management solution for Infor LN 10.5.2 Cloud implementation

Kathy Barthelt 0 17247 Article rating: 5.0

An American manufacturer of diagnostic healthcare has selected the RMCship solution from Crossroads RMC to streamline their shipping process on Infor LN 10.5.2 in the cloud. They went live with one site running RMCship in June of 2019 and 3 more sites to follow by end of year. They will use RMCship to increase accuracy by eliminating manual steps and streamlining their operations.

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Tips:  LX | BPCS | M3

This program features multiple-level shop calendar maintenance. You can maintain a shop calendar at the global, facility, or work center level. Global level entries override default values found in Work Center Maintenance, CAP100D1, for any program that uses the shop calendar.

Facility overrides affect all work centers in a Facility and are exceptions to the global level. Exceptions defined at the Facility level apply to all work centers for the facility. Work Center calendar entries are the most specific. These entries apply....

If Infor LX is set up to prevent over-receipts, you cannot post a receipt quantity that is more than the remaining PO line quantity with the over-tolerance % added to it.

As an alternative, you can:

  • Receive the maximum, remaining line quantity plus over-tolerance percentage quantity, and reject the balance to quarantine or
  • Receive the full quantity into quarantine.


Note: Over-receipt checking applies only to receipts to stock.

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Tips: LN | Baan

Are you on the latest porting set for your version of Baan or Infor LN?

Here are some issues you might run into if you stay on an old porting set too long:

  • Incompatibility because of operating system patches
  • Printing issues because of out-of-date libraries
  • Potential performance issues if binaries are not updated
  • Updating...

Manual     Physical     Inventory

While it may be accurate (and I say MAY), is a Manual Physical Inventory the right way? Best practices would say absolutely not!

The better way is implementing Cycle Counting. Why Cycle Counting instead of a full physical inventory? With a cycle count, the count focuses on a selected range of stock that can be carried out in parallel with a company’s normal operations. Cycle Counts represent a streamlined method of inventory management to ensure less disruption on the business processes associated with receiving, consuming, or dispatching of stock. 

The “freeze” is no longer required, your staff doesn't need to work long hours over the holidays, and you get accurate inventory counts all year long! Crossroads RMC can help you implement Cycle Counting efficiently and painlessly, contact us today to get started. 800.762.2077

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