We are multi-facility 405 CD.
When we started 405 CD there was a lot of confusion by our staff and some
members of our project team as to exactly what the options were, which led
to the clarification being heavily embedded in my mind.
Costing is tied to Engineering and Planning. You can't do one Global and
other by Facility. It is all or nothing.
You can have your inventory and orders be in the different warehouses in
the different facilities, whether global costing or by facility.
The choice is whether you want to have rules and exceptions by facility.
Do you do anything different in the different facilities?
I mean any part you process has to be EXACTLY the same way, or you have to
have a different part number for the different stuff.
We do not have precise duplication of machinery across facilities. Our
factories are in totally different kinds of communities requiring different
We make components at facilities that are particularly suited to them, then
transfer to other facilities. This adds cost, so that the same item #
costed differently by facility. If you have that situation and wanted
global costing, you would have to change the item # when adding the cost.
Another wrinkle is that when MRP for one factory needs components ordered
from a different facility, is that even going to work when you are doing
this stuff globally?
With Global Costing you have Global Engineering, and Global MRP and CAP.
By Facility you do your BOM and Routings by Facility, run MRP and CAP
planning by Facility,.
I don't know how if DRP is even supported if you doing this Global.
By Facility works.
Conversion can be a royal pain, since you have to redo all your engineering.
I guess you could write some software to copy to Global what is identical
in the facilities that have same items, and let your staff manually deal
with what is now different.
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We would like to do Global costing in a multi-facility 4.05CD
environment. I looked at the archives, but didn't see any articles that
stated exactly what we would have to do in order to achieve this.
Is there anyone out there running Global costing in a multi-facility 4.05CD
that can tell us the steps/issues with doing this.
Dir of IT
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