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Infor LN & Baan: What are your production orders telling you?

Kathy Barthelt 0 11 Article rating: 5.0

Measure what you want to improve.

Six simple words, but put together they convey a powerful concept that can transform manufacturing companies. It’s a basic concept that’s hard to argue with: Collect data, see where the data leads you, and make changes that have a positive impact on the data. Repeat often.

If your company is manufacturing a product, you’re more than likely creating manufacturing variances. These variances tell managers where the company is not performing to the standards that were created and agreed to by those responsible in the Engineering, Finance, or Production Departments. There is almost a 100% chance you are creating either favorable or unfavorable manufacturing variances and, quite frankly, none of the variances will ever be favorable because the company is either over-costing or under-costing the production parts.

The data is all there within your ERP system… or at least it should be… provided that you are not tracking production information outside of your ERP system in a spreadsheet.

Analyzing your production orders can help you track down:

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

Kathy Barthelt 0 94 Article rating: 5.0

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...

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Year End for Finance

Kathy Barthelt 0 682 Article rating: 5.0

Year-End is always a busy time!

So busy that it's easy to forget things that must be done in your ERP system to close out the year properly and set you up for a good start to the following year. Here are some things to add to your to-do checklist.

The year-end close process provides an opportunity to:

Finance Specific Items:

Infor LN & Baan Tip of the Week: Reports to Analyze Company Performance

Kathy Barthelt 0 961 Article rating: 5.0

You know what data you need to analyze your company’s financial and production health, but sometimes it's a struggle to get that data in a format that is meaningful. Here are some reports in Baan IV, Baan V, and Infor LN which you may find useful.

As is the case with most ERP reports, with each version progression from Baan IV, to Baan V, to LN, there are improvements in selection criteria and report content. Some may require some setup and others may require some formatting if you would like to export them to Excel.  Contact me if you have questions or need assistance.

BAAN & LN FINANCE & MANUFACTURING:

The Best Baan | Infor LN Manufacturing Reports to Analyze Company Performance

Kathy Barthelt 0 1016 Article rating: 5.0

You know what ERP data you need to analyze your company’s production health, but sometimes it is a struggle to get that data in a format that is meaningful. Here are some reports in Baan & Infor LN which you may find useful.

As is the case with most ERP reports, with each version progression from the earliest versions of Baan to the latest version of Infor LN, there are improvements in selection criteria and report content. Some may require some setup and others may require some formatting if you would like to export them to Excel. Contact me if you have questions or need assistance.

BAAN & LN MANUFACTURING:

The Best Baan IV | Baan V | Infor LN Financial Reports to Analyze Company Performance

Kathy Barthelt 0 968 Article rating: 5.0

You know what data you need to analyze your company’s financial health, but sometimes it is a struggle to get that data in a format that is meaningful. Here are some reports in Baan IV, Baan V, and Infor LN which you may find useful.

As is the case with most ERP reports, with each version progression from Baan IV, to Baan V, to LN, there are improvements in selection criteria and report content. Some may require some setup and others may require some formatting if you would like to export them to Excel.  Contact me if you have questions or need assistance.

BAAN & LN FINANCE:

What is preventing you from upgrading your Infor LN or Baan ERP System?

Kathy Barthelt 0 1942 Article rating: 5.0

Your answer to this question is likely customizations… customizations that were once the best thing since sliced bread but now have become the bane of your existence.

There is something you can do about it! 

Crossroads RMC has many options for dealing with customizations:

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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).
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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.

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