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

Kathy Barthelt 0 441 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:...

Infor LX & BPCS Tip: Infor LX & BPCS Cycle Counting Selection Process

George Moroses 0 189 Article rating: 5.0

The cycle counting sub-system in Inventory Management determines which items are selected for cycle counting based on the following criteria:

  1. Cycle Counts/Year: The system calculates the cycle count frequency for each item using the "Cycle Counts/Year" field in the Item Master file (optional).

  2. Last Cycle Count Date: If you use locations, this date is found in the Location Inventory file (ILI), and if you don't, it's in the Warehouse Inventory file (IWI).

The system adds the calculated cycle count frequency to the last...

"Apologies, boss, but at the moment, we are unable to contribute to advancing the business."

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Imagine delivering this message to your boss or the company president. What would their response likely be? It's improbable that they would respond with, "That's perfectly fine; we can delay implementing this significant initiative that could potentially save us a substantial amount of money and give us a competitive edge. Please let us know when you have the availability to work on it." In reality, they would probably want you to add this new task to your already overflowing to-do list, wouldn't they?

Nonetheless, you'd probably comply because it's...

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

Kathy Barthelt 0 276 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

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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 LX & BPCS: Waste in Manufacturing

George Moroses 0 846 Article rating: 5.0

What if you could eliminate waste and optimize your business for $5/day?

Crossroads MES (Manufacturing Execution System) captures all of your ERP production data and harnesses the power of that data to increase your team’s efficiency by providing the right information at the right time to the right people. 

Reducing waste enables manufacturers to save money and increase productivity.
Where is the waste happening in your processes? How often is your department spending time and resources on the following tasks?


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Tips:  LX | BPCS | M3

What items should be MPS planned, and what items should be MRP planned?
Master Scheduled Items are those items that are finished goods, or service items, that receive their requirements either specifically from Independent demand, or both Dependent and Independent demand.

  • Independent Demand is demand that cannot be calculated from higher-level demand in the product structure, and therefore must be either a forecast or an actual customer order (Finished Goods or Service parts sold to customers).
  • Dependent demand is derived from higher-level demand in the product structure. Dependent demand includes components, raw materials, and sub-assemblies. (these are not normally Master Scheduled Items).
  • Service Parts may have both independent demand from forecast and/or customer orders, as well as dependent demand from higher-level demand if that item is also used in other sub-assemblies or products.
  • Cumulative Lead Time is a concept used in Master Production Scheduling (MPS) that combines the “fixed” lead time, and the “variable” lead time needed to produce the product. It is the longest path through a given Bill-of-material. Based on the MPS setup options, Infor LX (ERP LX) will calculate the cumulative lead time (also called “the Critical Path”) for you (use the “indented BOM” display in BOM300 and find the item with the longest lead time “L/T”). Note: You may have to use Action 21, Line Detail, to see the “L/T” lead time for each item.

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Infor LN & Baan Tip: Company versus Site

Watch this short video created by Infor which discusses the single/multi-logistic and finance concepts from Baan IV and Baan V and how that has changed in Infor LN with the introduction of Sites. With the Site concept and especially with the Job Shop by Site concept much more flexibility is provided.

Click to play Company versus Site Infor Video (16:19)

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