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Beyond the Four Walls—Achieving Upstream and Downstream Inventory Visibility

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When an enterprise has many suppliers, dealers/distributors, and customers spread out across the globe, it becomes important that it gains better visibility into inventory outside of its direct ownership and control, on both the supply and demand side. On the supply side, the company has outstanding POs and needs reliable estimates of when those will ship, as well as early indications whenever there will be delays in shipment. Once shipped, updates on the estimated time of arrival (ETA) are important, particularly when there are delays.

This external visibility is even more important during times of disruption. Early visibility into disruptions in supply or rapid changes in demand is key to providing the intelligence to drive agility. By responding earlier, faster, and with more accurate intelligence, a company has more options, makes smarter decisions, and avoids catastrophes.

How do you get that visibility? Here are some options…

How often are you counting your inventory? Are inaccurate counts affecting your ability to satisfy customer orders?

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Crossroads RMC Cycle Counting Applications provide:

  • Increased inventory accuracy.
  • The ability to review & approve count before direct update of LN/Baan tables.
  • The elimination of unnecessary re-orders of items with current inventory.
  • Greater ability to satisfy customer orders due to accurate inventory levels.
  • Direct labor cost savings – less staff required for count.
  • Increased productivity during count – counts reduced from weeks to a day.


Learn more about Cycle Counting for Infor LX & BPCS> 

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While it might be accurate (and I emphasize "might"), is a Manual Physical Inventory the optimal approach? Best practices unequivocally say otherwise!

A superior alternative is the adoption of Cycle Counting. Why choose Cycle Counting over a complete physical inventory? This method zeroes in on a selected stock range, allowing concurrent execution with a company's regular operations. Cycle Counts offers a streamlined approach to inventory management, minimizing disruptions to processes related to stock receipt, consumption, or dispatch.

The dreaded "freeze" is no longer a necessity, sparing your staff from extended holiday hours, and ensuring accurate inventory counts throughout the year! Crossroads RMC is poised to assist you in implementing Cycle Counting efficiently and effortlessly.

Contact us today to kickstart this transformative process at 800.762.2077.

As the year draws to a close, the hustle and bustle of year-end activities can sometimes lead to overlooking critical tasks within your Infor ERP system. Ensuring a proper year-end close is essential for setting the stage for success in the coming year. Here is a comprehensive checklist to guide you through the process:

Year-End Close Process Objectives:

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Are you striving to create shipping labels that cater to all your customers' needs? Do you require specific details on your shipping labels for particular items or product lines?

According to recent research, the global barcode label printer market was valued at $2.6 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach $4.3 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.2% from 2023 to 2032.

Crossroads RMC's RMClabel software automates the printing of customer-specific and item-specific labels...

Ensuring access to historical logistical and financial transaction information for your employees is crucial. However, before proceeding with archiving or deletion, it's essential to evaluate the necessity of retaining this data. Baan and Infor LN (ERP LN) offer standard archiving sessions within major modules that typically handle a significant volume of historical transactions. These sessions are designed to transfer historical data to an archive company before deleting it from the operational company.

When it comes to archiving sessions, you have three primary options:

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