• Subject: Re: BPCS Lot Control
  • From: Frank Scavo <fscavo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 20:15:48 -0700

At 02:27 PM 10/16/97 -0400, you wrote:
>I posted this a while back but no one dared try to deal with it. How
>about now?
>We're trying to use Lot Control for a couple items in our BPCS V4.03
>system. I don't necesarrily mean BPCS Lot Control...
>Suppose we have an item (A) that the customer
>requires us to control in 3,000 piece lots. We have an order for 51,000
>pieces. This equates to 17 lots. What would be the correct way to cut a
>shop order for this product? Must we manually cut 17 shop orders,
>allowing BPCS to assign the lot number each time? Or can we have one
>work order with 17 releases with 17 different lot numbers that the
>system creates during shop packet print? Labor reported against the shop
>order/operation combo must maintain lot traceability.
>I welcome anyone's thoughts and suggestions on how we might use lot
>control and manage shop order releases.
>Thanks In Advance,
>Paul LaFlamme
>Manager MIS
>Kennedy Die Castings Inc.

Paul, if you have the API module, take a look at Campaign Planning.  It
does the explosion of a firm planned order into multiple sequential shop
orders based on a quantity.  It has been a few years since I last looked at
it, so I'm fuzzy on the details.

--Frank Scavo

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