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RE: JBA Warehouse Offerings


  • Subject: RE: JBA Warehouse Offerings
  • From: Dan Thomas <DThomas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 16:52:19 -0500

fixed

We are running generic JBA V3.5.0.  Viewpoint utilizes any scanner that
offers TCP/IP 5250 emulation to the host AS/400.  The users run Viewpoint
RPG programs that provide initial validation and small screen oriented
changes to standard JBA screens and also provide additional audit trails.
The actual file updates occur using a Viewpoint engine service program that
opens virtual terminal windows and "stuffs" keystrokes into the standard JBA
programs.  This means all JBA validations and any program mods are not
bypassed.  From what I can tell, this may be the way other products like
Jacada and Electran interface with AS/400 packaged programs. Overall,
Viewpoint provides good automated data collection on top of existing JBA
warehousing and inventory control programs.  I really wouldn't put it in the
category of a sophisticated warehouse management system which is mostly
paperless, directs workers and interleaves picking, putaway, location
changes, counts, etc.

Dan Thomas
Sr. VP Information Systems
Medical Distribution, Inc.
4500 Progress Blvd.
Louisville, KY  40218-5058
Phone (502) 454-9013 ext. 120
email  DThomas@lpw-mdi.com


-----Original Message-----
From: rstearns@mpire.net [mailto:rstearns@mpire.net]
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2000 11:27 AM
To: JBAUSERS-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: JBA Warehouse Offerings




What JBA vertical are you running...
We installed the Drinks vertical and have started warehouse installation
several
times (to many road-blocks to list).  The bar-code options were very limited
and
we ended doing a large amount of modifications to automate our custom
process.
Is the viewpoint product TCP/IP direct to the JBA module or is there a
translator/batch process in between?
Thanks,
Royce Stearns
516 SE Morrison
Suite 202
Portland Oregon 97214


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Is JBA Viewpoint (from NuTech) the "official" JBA warehouse automation
(bar-code scanning) offering?   Is anything else marketed in the US or
Europe?  I know Sierra Consultants also has a system that works with JBA.
Anything else?  I'm just looking for some feedback as to JBA's direction in
this area.  We use JBA's warehouse management module, use Viewpoint to a
limited degree and are looking to do a full rollout of Viewpoint.

Dan Thomas
Sr. VP Information Systems
Medical Distribution, Inc.
4500 Progress Blvd.
Louisville, KY  40218-5058
Phone (502) 454-9013 ext. 120
email  DThomas@lpw-mdi.com

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