from Al Mac I may reply in more detail later since you caught me right as I am leaving my home PC to go to the office where I do BPCS from twinax. I love this list - it helps me polish explanations I need to use on my co-workers. IACST in IIM is not a reliable place to expect to find cost population. CIC summary & CMF detail is where you should look for your costs. Actual cost comes from several places & is displayable several places. Look at fields of ITH which capture actual & standard cost of transaction at time of transaction. When we purge shop orders with CST900 - the actual cost that has been accumulated in those orders only now populates the cost master file. So for example you might be producing a brand new part & you can see INV300 transaction activity but CST300 says the actual cost is zero. That's because those transactions put the cost of labor overhead raw materials into shop order not yet purged, which means that if you 1/2 done on sub-assembly & using what made so far in sub-assembly shop order still in production, the higher parent assembly is using sub-components whose cost has not yet made it into cost master from shop orders not yet purged, so the cost of those parts are treated as if actual cost is zero. You asked where this is documented. One Starting point (there are others) - in BPCS get to DOC menu (you have to have SYS security or be a BPCS security officer or on a BPCS user menu have some of the DOC options) & take option 2 & make Author & next line SSA then RUN & leave the 3rd line alone with question mark & press enter ... now scroll to the one on COSTS (I not remember the number) & put a 2 on it to view & enter twice - then on top line put F then CST900 then F16 repeatedly until you get to beginning of discussion explaining CST900 (it helps if you are familiar with commands that can be used in SEU of PDM) - exit from this by weird combination of F3 twice then F12. When you comfortable with accessing this, perhaps we will show you something else. Spoiler Warning ... these are BIG DOCUMENTS and they are NOT indexed good. You CAN scan for key phrases, but you have to know the right (BPCS) terminology to work that effectively. I trust that my information has been helpful & I have not managed to include a transmission of my foot in mouth along with this e-mail posting. > From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Royer) > Can anyone explain / and or point me to a reference which explains what > goes > into updating the actual cost field? We are running version 6.1.01 on > AS/400 with "bucket of BPCS" installed eg AP/PUR/CST/SFC/MDM etc > > Thanks MacWheel99@aol.com (Alister Wm Macintyre) (Al Mac) AS/400 Data Manager & Programmer for BPCS 405 CD Rel-02 mixed mode (twinax interactive & batch) @ http://www.cen-elec.com Central Industries of Indiana--->Quality manufacturer of wire harnesses and electrical sub-assemblies - fax # 812-424-6838 +--- | This is the BPCS Users Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to BPCS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to BPCS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to BPCS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner: email@example.com +---
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