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Manual Processes Are Killing Your Productivity

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Nearly 70% of workers say that the biggest opportunity of automation lies in reducing time wasted on repetitive work.

Which repetitive tasks would workers most like to see automated? A recent study by McKinsey Global Institute found that there are three productivity killers that workers are eager to automate:

  1. Data Collection: Eliminate human error and manual data entry by automatically collecting, uploading, or syncing data into a system of record (55%).
  2. Approvals: Become more efficient by automating approvals, sign-offs, and confirmation requests (36%).
  3. Updates: Reduce wasted time by automatically requesting status updates and other information (32%).

Workers believe that automating these tasks will reduce wasted time (69%), eliminate human error (66%) and recover hours lost to manual, repetitive tasks that could be automated (59%).

Too expensive you say? Too big of an effort to make it happen?  Not necessarily...

Top 10 Things You Might Not Know About Crossroads RMC

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  1. Crossroads RMC has been in business since 1984 & has been an  partner since 1991. 
     
  2. Crossroads RMC offers functional & technical training on all versions of Infor LX, BPCS, Infor LN, and Baan and will completely tailor the training to your specific needs. 
     
  3. Many of our consultants are 🎵 musically inclined, so you might have the added benefit of some entertainment while your ERP problems are being solved!
     
  4. Our consultants have expert level functional & technical knowledge of every version of Infor LN & Baan from Triton 2.X through LN 10.7., and Infor LX & BPCS from BPCS 3.0 to LX 8.4!  💡
     
  5. Crossroads RMC is a value-added reseller of data collection equipment (mobile computers, printers, RFID equipment, and more).
     
  6. Our headquarters are just outside of Chicago, but for some silly reason, our East Coast staff thinks they have the best pizza.🍕
     
  7. Our integration specialists have developed close to 50 different integrations to Infor LN, Baan, Infor LX & BPCS.
     
  8. Crossroads RMC offers 24 X 7 support to all of our customers. 💪
     
  9. Our technical consultants have developed many Infor ERP software add-on solutions like MES, Data Collection, an Analytics Dashboard, FedEx / UPS integration, and more that are used by thousands of Infor users every day.
     
  10. We’ve been publishing Infor LN, Infor LX, BPCS, and Baan tips & tricks since February 2010, and most are still available on our website, with new ones being added every other week!

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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Why should you consider Crossroads RMC’s data collection solution for Infor LN & Baan?

Let our customers tell you:

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“Improving the efficiency of all our operations is key to our ongoing success. Crossroads RMC’s Data collection solution clearly can help us on an ongoing basis, and it offers immediate improvement and a foundation we can continue to build on." IT Manager, Magnesita

Learn More About Crossroads RMC's Data Collection - WebCollect, formerly RMC3

Flexfab Goes Live with Crossroads Data Collection in China

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Flexfab Horizons International, Inc, a global leader in the manufacturing of high performance silicone and other advanced polymer products, goes live with Crossroads RMC’s Data Collection Solution, Web Collect, formerly RMC3, in their China facility. This represents the 3rd data collection go live for the Crossroads data collection solution within Flexfab with the US and UK going live in 2018. All installations focused on improvements in warehouse management in Infor LN 10.6. Applications implemented included Receiving, Inspections/Approvals, Putaway, Stock Transfers and Stock Inquiry.

Why should I automate my processes?

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The truth of the matter is that automation is a necessity in order to stay competitive in today’s marketplace. The demand to do more with less is ever present. Automating your processes can give you the competitive advantage you’ve been looking for.

Basic automation tools also help manufacturers track performance, such as cycle times, and order-to-delivery times, so that they can measure improvements. This tracking ability provides a historical record, as well as analytics that can be used to predict future needs. With this information, manufacturers can keep a close eye on trends in production orders, and use them to identify seasonal and customer buying trends and triggers. This insight can be helpful in planning for needed resources—from personnel to raw materials.

Read more > Manufacturing Industry Perspectives - Shop floor automation: A necessity for competitive manufacturing

Contact Kathy Barthelt today to discuss how Crossroads RMC can help you automate your processes and propel your business beyond the competition.

 

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Finance: Cost Rollup by Effective Date
Allow the load standard cost from routing and cost rollup programs to process as of a specified effective date.  With the addition of an optional effective date parameter to prompt screens for cost rollup CST500 and load standards from routing CST600. If entered, only consider bill of material components and routing operations with effective and discontinue dates that make them effective as of the entered parameter effective date.


Operations: Outside Operation Purchase Order Include Vendor Item Number
Copy the vendor item number from the vendor quote to purchase orders created automatically from outside operations of shop orders. During the process of automatically creating purchase orders from outside operations of shop orders, copy the vendor item number from the vendor quote to the purchase order line. With this change, looking at a purchase order that was created automatically for an outside operation of a shop order, the vendor item number from the vendor quote will be visible on the purchase order line.


Technology: Group Security for ILM501 Inbound Delivery Maintenance
Add function key / action code security to control who is authorized to create/revise/delete functions in ILM501 Inbound Delivery Maintenance.  With added Group Security, managers can control which users are authorized to create, change and delete deliveries in ILM501 Inbound Delivery Maintenance.

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Finance: Propagating Unused Sub-Accounts

You can use this procedure to find accounts that have a valid sub-accounts group but no corresponding general ledger chart account records. This action creates the general ledger chart account record for the account and sub-account combination. This action does not add the accounts to charts.

  1. Select Financials > Global Ledger > Setup > Finance Enterprise Group > Maintenance.
  2. Open the finance enterprise group and click the Sub Account tab.
  3. Select Actions > Propagate Unused Sub Accounts.
  4. Select the finance enterprise group and click OK.

Sub-accounts are added according to group if they have been defined on the accounts. The resulting account can be added to the charts.

Operations: Best Practices for Purchase Order Archiving / Deleting

Here are some best practices to follow if you are considering archiving or deleting purchase order data:

  • If Financials is implemented, we recommend that you do not delete order data in a fiscal year that has not yet been fully closed. This is because the GRINYA process uses information that would be deleted by this action. For best results, check whether the logistical balance for non-invoiced receipts matches the balance of the GRINYA accounts for the periods up to which you want to delete purchase order data.
  • When a purchase order is canceled, you can only delete the purchase order and the related tables. If only a purchase order line is canceled, the line can be deleted and archived.
  • Purchase contracts must be archived before purchase orders can be archived.

You cannot delete a purchase order (line) if:

  • The linked warehouse order is closed but cannot be removed.
  • The purchase order is linked to a PCS pr

 Here are some best practices to follow if you are considering archiving or deleting purchase order data:

  • If Financials is implemented, we recommend that you do not delete order data in a fiscal year that has not yet been fully closed. This is because the GRINYA process uses information that would be deleted by this action. For best results, check whether the logistical balance for non-invoiced receipts matches the balance of the GRINYA accounts for the periods up to which you want to delete purchase order data.
  • When a purchase order is canceled, you can only delete the purchase order and the related tables. If only a purchase order line is canceled, the line can be deleted and archived.
  • Purchase contracts must be archived before purchase orders can be archived.

You cannot delete a purchase order (line) if:

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