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<Mand wrote>
Al Mac ,
  Thank u for the details.I could not find any detail
archieve on this topic.The ver of BPCS is 6.1 and its
an engineering industry which requires the accuracy at
the inventory levels, forecasting and customer order
handling.But the users can not enter the details at
sho floor level so planning to skip it with some trade
off in the accuracy.

 Mand.

Hi Mand,

Just a word of caution, strictly my opinion: The kinds of things that SFC
keeps track of are important. There is a significant probability that
without SFC implemented, clever users with PC's will begin to devise their
own substitutes with Excel and maybe Access.

Give it a couple of years and some turnover, and you can have partial
solutions supporting critical processes. That's a real problem to support
from an IT perspective. (Lot Control can be a particular area of concern)

I suggest that the idea that the users cannot enter the data might be a very
profitable idea to challenge as you implement. Users WILL track the data
they need. Doing it within BPCS can give you the discipline to wind up with
usable infromation.

Again, this is strictly my opinion, based upon my own experiance and
mistakes.

Peace,
Wally


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