Tom E Stieger | 1 Apr 20:52 2009

Capturing machine tear down time

How are people capturing machine tear down time?

We were capturing it on setups after the run portion was being done.  This doesn't allow us to complete the
operation while doing the ON/OF Setup transaction.

If we need to, we can stay on run to do this, but I don't really want to reduce my run rate because of this time. 
Also, because the tear down time is independent of quantity I want to be able to plan for it as I can with the
setup time.

Any hints or ideas will be very appreciated.  Thanks.

-Tom
Engineer
California Fine Wire

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Gindlesperger, Dale | 1 Apr 22:03 2009

Re: Capturing machine tear down time

Tom, 

We did it by adding a setup operation immediately following the run operation - no run time allocated, just a
setup.  Since the time was fixed, that handled the scheduling issues just fine.  The operator just recorded
the additional setup (which was really a tear-down) along with the other work recorded.

Dale "Cork" Gindlesperger, CPIM
Senior Business Analyst
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Jeff Snyder | 1 Apr 23:11 2009
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Re: Capturing machine tear down time


Tom,

tear down time can get tricky.   Do you want to have this participate in std costing, or just for scheduling ?

Do you always perform a teardown...or is it a partial sometimes...?

You could set up an artificial W/C 'tear down'  with no set up rates....   and route the item

through this WC after the actual W/C where the run time is accumulated....

I would just keep in mind the costing vs. scheduling options...   test some out in a

test env.....

Thanks,

Jeff

 
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> Subject: [MAPICS-L] Capturing machine tear down time
> 
> How are people capturing machine tear down time?
> 
> We were capturing it on setups after the run portion was being done. This doesn't allow us to complete the
operation while doing the ON/OF Setup transaction.
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Kevin Fox | 1 Apr 23:32 2009
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Re: Capturing machine tear down time

I agree with Dale's method as the best solution. This will correctly consume capacity.  You can also use the
milestone (flow) on the following operation so that the lead time will not be adjusted.

Kevin Fox

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>Tom, 
>
>We did it by adding a setup operation immediately following the run operation - no run time allocated, just
a setup.  Since the time was fixed, that handled the scheduling issues just fine.  The operator just
recorded the additional setup (which was really a tear-down) along with the other work recorded.
>
>Dale "Cork" Gindlesperger, CPIM
>Senior Business Analyst
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Stoltz, Claude (BW-STL | 2 Apr 21:48 2009

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jeffw | 3 Apr 16:11 2009
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One item different costs

Hi list. I am pretty sure you cant do it, but I wanted to ask. We have the
green screen version of Product Data Management. We have some items that are
raw materials that come from different vendors. Each vendor has a different
cost. Currently we track that by having different item numbers for each
vendor. Is there a way to have one item number with different costs associated
to it? Maybe do something in the Product Structure to tell it which cost to
use? Thought I would check. Thanks

Jeff Williams
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Gindlesperger, Dale | 3 Apr 17:03 2009

Re: One item different costs

Jeff,

Since you are using PDM, not EPDM, costs are in ITEMASA and ITEMASB, and there's a cost available in ITEMBL. 
What are you attempting to do?  We also had a situation where we could use materials from various vendors
(similar situation - different costs from different vendors), but we handled that with substitutions at
IM Order Entry time or we changed the order after it was released.

We ended up with cost variances from standard, but we handled that by doing our own job costing for materials
just comparing a calculated end-item cost for the individual orders (running MODATA at current cost, std
qty vs. issued qty).  We did a compare against the end item std, but didn't use that for order variance, just
for information.

Again, what are you attempting to accomplish?

Dale "Cork" Gindlesperger, CPIM
Senior Business Analyst

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Subject: [MAPICS-L] One item different costs

Hi list. I am pretty sure you cant do it, but I wanted to ask. We have the
green screen version of Product Data Management. We have some items that are
raw materials that come from different vendors. Each vendor has a different
cost. Currently we track that by having different item numbers for each
vendor. Is there a way to have one item number with different costs associated
to it? Maybe do something in the Product Structure to tell it which cost to
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Kevin.Gerard | 3 Apr 17:14 2009

Re: One item different costs

Could you leverage Quotes in Purchasing to store costs. Then link to 
Vendor number in the ITEMBL to tell is the "current" cost; who are you 
currently buying from. Then write a simple program that runs before cost 
rollup that pulls the latest cost from the quote files and puts it into 
current and/or standard material cost for standard costing.  You could use 
a standard quote ID to identify which quote represents the most current 
cost you are using from Vendor that the program always looks for. When you 
place a PO it could leverage that cost to default as well. You could also 
replace current unit cost default when this program runs before cost 
rollup by doing an automatic off-line change of UCDEF  which would 
generate a CU.

 So in this scenero you only buy from one vendor at one time and 
maintaining the default vendor tells the program which one to replace 
prior to cost rollup. 

As Dale points out not sure on all the objectives here. And this solution 
above would assume you only buy from one vendor at a time.  Sounds like 
maybe you need to select variable costs at the same time and tag it to 
orders for variance reporting.

Just some thoughts. 

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TriMin Systems, Inc. - Infor Channel Partner
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douglas emerine | 3 Apr 17:32 2009
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Re: One item different costs


HI Jeff

Contracts are by vendor/item. if your goal is to have a correct purchase price on a PO, then using contracts
when entering Purchase Orders will accomplish this. If your objective is to have different cost rolls
based on a vendors item cost, you will find that an difficult task using PDM... EPDM allows for multiple
sites where each site has its own item master (item revision in EPDM).This would allow for each site to have
different costs at the item level. 

Using a different item number where form, fit and function are the same just to track different costs is not wise.

Thanks

Douglas M. Emerine
emerinedoug@...

 
> From: jeffw@...
> To: mapics-l@...
> Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2009 08:11:07 -0600
> Subject: [MAPICS-L] One item different costs
> 
> Hi list. I am pretty sure you cant do it, but I wanted to ask. We have the
> green screen version of Product Data Management. We have some items that are
> raw materials that come from different vendors. Each vendor has a different
> cost. Currently we track that by having different item numbers for each
> vendor. Is there a way to have one item number with different costs associated
> to it? Maybe do something in the Product Structure to tell it which cost to
> use? Thought I would check. Thanks
> 
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Nick_Radich | 3 Apr 18:49 2009

Payment Method field in AP

Hello everyone,

We are at XAR6.

I have a question on the Payment Method field in A/P.

Right now we have 3 Bank Accounts, and all are using Payment Method 1. 
According to the little documentation I could find, this field is just 
used to group together Company and Bank Accounts.

Is there anyplace that this field is maintainable so we can put a 
'Heading/Description', or a meaning to it?  Or, is it just an arbitrary 
number that has no meaning?

Thanx,

Nick

Nick Radich
Sr. Programmer/Analyst
EPC Molding, Inc.
Direct  (320) 679-6683
Toll free  (800) 388-2155  ext. 6683
Fax  (320) 679-4516
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