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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Multi-level Shop Order Release Due Dates

Previously, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) preferred practices meant that the component’s due date was the same as the parent’s shop order release date. Because MRP trends have changed, the preference for this due date is the day before the release date of the parent. Although Infor LX already has this functionality in Shop Order Maintenance programs (SFC500), users could not change how due dates were determined for lower level shop orders in Multi-Level Shop Order Release, SFC530D.

This enhancement provides an additional parameter for Multi-Level Shop Order Release. This parameter allows the user to change how the due date of the child components is determined. The user is now able change how the due date is determined for multi-level shop orders. If the Due Date of Children parameter is set to 1=Yes, the due date of the child components is the same as the release date of the parent. If the parameter is set to 0=No, the due date is the day before the release date of the parent.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (41)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Tip of the Week: Create a Repeatable Process

If you’ve been successful doing something in the past, you want to keep doing it that way. Are your procedures documented? Do you have workflows defined? Would creating video tutorials be helpful, especially for new employees? Giving employees the tools to be successful helps to ensure the success of the business as a whole.

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (83)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: 6 Powerful Steps to Win With Automation

  1. Eliminate paper shop packet and distribution of the paperwork to the shop floor.     
  2. Eliminate manual (paper-based) recording activities and the need to key in the transactions.
  3. Easy electronic scheduling by sequence and changing job priorities.
  4. Evaluate differences using actual times compared to standards.
  5. Improve data accuracy and eliminate the need to chase and fix errors.
  6. Practice Real-Time data reporting to monitor efficiencies and identify problems as they occur.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (155)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Using Pre-Assigned Lot Numbers

Some items in the manufacturing process may require a lot number. A quick and easy way to release the Shop Orders with lot numbers is by using the Multi-Level Shop Order Release.

Simply select the end item from the selection screen and use action 10 for the multi-level order release. At the bottom of the release screen is the field “Pre-Assign a Lot Number to Shop Orders”. Select 1 for the pre-assigned lot number assignment option.

This option will use the pre-assigned lot number on the shop order, if the lot number exists. If the lot number does not exist, the system will automatically create a lot number and assign it to the shop order for all items that are lot-controlled.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (111)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Additional Electronic Signature Controls

Electronic Signature Controls have been expanded to include additional programs, files and fields.  

When manufacturing work centers are updated through Work Center Maintenance (CAP100), the system can now require Electronic Signature processing to complete the process. This enhancement allows for broader Electronic Signature controls.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: Kathy Barthelt/Number of views (135)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Facility Security Ranges

Previously, a user was able to complete the Cost Transfer (CST920) process for any range of facilities regardless of their security settings established in SYS600.

This enhancement verifies the user security settings that were set up in SYS600 before processing cost transfers for a range of facilities in CST920. If the user has authority for a facility range, but there are facilities within that range that are not authorized, the program skips those facilities and complete the cost transfer process. This enhancement provides security in CST920 that prevents incorrect cost transfers from being processed.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (142)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Inventory Transaction Post to G/L by Cost Type

This enhancement provides a method to post material, labor and overhead values on inventory postings to the general ledger to meet financial reporting requirements. The solution provides an optional further breakdown of cost by cost bucket using the new G/L Cost Type.

The benefit this program provides is the ability to post detailed material, labor, and overhead values during inventory posting to the general ledger to meet financial reporting requirements. It also helps isolate import and transport cost elements required by some countries. Global companies with intercompany purchasing are able to isolate material costs so that it is eliminated at a consolidated level.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (246)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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BPCS/LX Tip of the Week: Understanding What Goes On – Out on the Factory Floor

Ok… so you want to know the status of a specific shop order that was released two days ago.

What do you do?

It’s a sure bet that you have a manager, supervisor, or planner who can walk the floor and find the order at whatever work center it happens to be at. He/she can then answer “what operations have been completed and how many were completed?” All this requires leg work, and of course, a fair amount of time.

Now, if you have setup your BPCS master files properly, and you report transaction activity, you should be able to get those shop order statuses much faster using the SFC300 Shop Order Inquiry Screen.

At your fingertips you can see:

  • Release date & due date
  • How many hours remain in total and at each operation
  • The quantity required, what was finished and the remaining quantity
  • What components (materials) have been issued

Pretty basic information, right? Are you getting what you need to know? If not, then you may want to reexamine how your BPCS files are setup and what transactions along with their frequency are captured.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017/Author: Anthony Etzel/Number of views (165)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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