Hi,
Ok. If u have not understood properly, I will put it in a different way.

BPCS version is 6.0.04. In place of companies, you may consider as 
Facilities.

Q.1) If we make change in Item Code, where all will it affect the Business 
Process in SCM & How ?
for e.g. making such change will affect these these databases, these these 
BPCS products, these these  process options in these these modules, these 
these reports etc.


Is that Clear ?


Dnyanesh R Deshpande
Linc Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
email: deshpande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



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   1. BPCS Guidance Re: help (Alister Wm Macintyre)
   2. Re: Security Key (Clare Holtham)
   3. Re: help (RKHBIT@xxxxxxx)
   4. RE: help (Damon, Mitch)


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message: 1
date: Thu, 04 Dec 2003 00:58:12 -0600
from: Alister Wm Macintyre <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: BPCS Guidance Re: help

You are asking questions that require knowledge of BPCS that goes beyond 
beginner stage, and your terminology is a bit confusing.  It would be big 
help if you identified what VERSION of BPCS you on, because there is some 
stuff that cannot be done on versions before that stuff was invented.

BPCS is heavily based on ERP theory, as defined by APICS, but there are 
gaps between classic ERP theory and BPCS implementation.

We use FACILITIES.
There is the facility in this city, the facility in that city.
They have all the same items, item coding, descriptions, etc.
SOME FILES have data BY FACILITY ... like inventory, costs, sales, orders
SOME FILES have one figure for the whole outfit
There is some data that CROSSES facilities such as RESUPPLY ORDERS

Basically, as part of your education in how BPCS works, before it is 
installed and implemented, there is an evaluation made as to what files 
need to be by facility, which global, and how to manage that.  Expect this 

education to take a few weeks, and run a few pilots with your project team 

before you get it perfected.

We have some customers with divisions.
Ship to this address, ship to that address, same customer name
We can use a CORPORATE BILLING for all branches of the same customer.
We can track what each division wants same items different items
Only complication is when two divisions same customer order same part two 
different revision #s
Like their North Carolina factory is on revision E and their South 
Carolina 
factory is on revision C of the same item
For end items we use the customer ordered part # but in a very few cases 
the customer part # is more than 15 characters, or two different customers 

have same part # for entirely different things.
Another complication is REPAIR
Typically the item to be repaired is very similar to the original item
We use the item # with letter R on the end to designate that Repair is 
what 
is going on
Similarly SAMPLES before the customer has approved the design, may be a 
bit 
different from the final version
We use the letter "S" on end of item # to designate that this is the 
Samples version

Minimum Balance is also known as Safety Stock.
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For example, we have customers who expect 10 days or less lead time from 
us.
They order something and expect us to ship it in a week or so
But some of the components have a lead time for us of like 60 days
Based on past experience, we have set a Safety Stock of some quantity 
on-hand so we not likely to run out of some purchased parts.
As soon as BPCS sees that we have dropped below our Safety Stock, MRP 
tells 
us to order some more.
Another example is we have sub-assemblies that we make, in which the 
efficient way to make the part is in runs of like 1,000, but if we make 
only what the customer needs, we making like 25 which is unit wise 
extremely costly.
Well we could use Order Policy Code for this, but what we use is Safety 
Stock

BPCS supports something called Dynamic Safety Stock
Some of our customers have seasons ... they want lots in the summer but 
none in winter, or vica versa.
We can have BPCS calculate enough to be on hand to meet a _____ day supply 

using the next ____ months demand to do the math averaging for that.  This 

way, when the customer season drops off, so does the level of our safety 
stock.

Horizon Days is another part of MRP logic.  You can go mad trying to 
understand by studying one element at a time ... it is like trying to 
learn 
how to drive by studying one road sign at a time without first learning 
the 
rules of the road.  I suggest you sign up for BPCS University, and take 
some classes in MRP and related applications.  Budget a few weeks and a 
few 
thousand dollars, per person who needs to learn this.

The el cheapo route is to go into BPCSDOC and find the SSARUN document on 
MRP, print the sucker out, and dig into it for a few days, plus learn how 
to use SEU PDM or CODE/400 to FIND entries, like search for where 
"Horizon" 
is discussed, then when it is explained in the context of other stuff, 
search for where that other stuff is also discussed.

A quick and dirty route is to have a test environment.
Copy your MRP plans into simulation area,
Tweak this whatsit & do a regeneration
Ok, what has changed?
Write up what that whatsit does
Now change some other whatsit and go through the same process again
When you get exhausted, take a break
Plan on studying 2-3 whatsits a day for a couple months

Probably the most economical route is to call your tech support and 
request 
a copy of the documentation on that particular

The difference between Horizon Days and Minimum Balance Horizon Days is 
like explaining the difference between road sign of MERGE and YIELD to 
someone who does not know what an Interstate is.

I apologize if my effort at a humorous analogy is insulting.

, you wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I am working on BPCS as Functional consultant.
>
>I request your help.
>
>Q.1) If there are more than one companies of the same Group at different
>locations manufacturing the same product models.
>
>If they are having different Item Codes and/or different Item
>descriptions,
>then to standardize on Items (harmonization) between these companies, 
with
>
>MINIMAL CHANGES in the system, what is the systematic (step by step)
>approach that I have to follow ?
>
>
>Q.2) What is a concept of Horizon Days ? What is its significance ?
>
>Q.3) What is the difference between MPS Horizon Days & Minimum Balance
>Horizon Days ?
>
>Requesting your valuable guidance on the above at the earliest,
>
>Thanks & Best Regards,
>
>Dnyanesh
>
>
>Dnyanesh R Deshpande
>Sr. Consultant,
>Linc Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
>email: deshpande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

-
Al Macintyre  http://www.ryze.com/go/Al9Mac
Find BPCS Documentation Suppliers 
http://radio.weblogs.com/0107846/stories/2002/11/08/bpcsDocSources.html
BPCS/400 Computer Janitor at http://www.globalwiretechnologies.com/
Part time may get commission from some BPCS vendors for helping them ... I 

will now say in a post if the product I commenting on is also one 
potentially involved with this ... not that I have made anything from this 
yet.


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message: 2
date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 08:27:53 -0000
from: "Clare Holtham" <Clare.Holtham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: Security Key

Ronald,

As Yan says, you can just make a copy of the BPCSO library with a slightly
different name, and include it in the second environment library lists as
you would the files library etc. The key data area SYSSSC is in the BPCSO
library so that should work OK.
Don't forget that if you have other object libraries (mods etc, PTFs) you
should do the same with them.

In fact it is a good idea these days (post V5 BPCS and SQL) to have 
separate
object libraries, especially if the data is very different, as the system
will try to recreate the 'access plan' when a program is used against
different data, and try to save it with the program object (although this 
is
supposed to stop happening at V5R2). This can cause problems when the
program object is being used.

Hope this helps,

Clare


Clare Holtham
Director, Small Blue Ltd - Archiving for BPCS
Web: www.smallblue.co.uk
IBM Certified AS/400 Systems Professional
E-Mail: Clare.Holtham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Mobile: +44 (0)7960 665958
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yan Shargorodsky" <yshargorodsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: "'SSA's BPCS ERP System'" <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 1:54 AM
Subject: RE: Security Key


> Ronald,
> You will need to name your V64BPCSO Library differently for the new
> environment.
> As far as key, if you are just copying libraries, it is in BPCSF library
in
> SYSSSC and will be copied/restored with other files in the library.
>
> If you are installing new environment from SSA tape/CD, you will have an
> option to name libraries and you will be able to either enter the key or
> specify the library where existing key resides.
>
> Regards,
>
> Yan Shargorodsky
> Y&Y Solutions Inc.
> Phone:(215) 741-7138
> Cell:    (267) 934-8327
> Email: yshargorodsky@xxxxxxxxxx
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On
> Behalf Of ronald.rosanes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:31 PM
> To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Security Key
>
>
> Dear Midrange members,
>
> I'm trying to create another environment of BPCS on an AS/400 where 
there
> is already an existing BPCS installed.
> The currently installed BPCS version is 6.0.04, the same as the one I'm
> trying to create/restore.
>
> How can I create another environment including the V64BPCSO (BPCS object
> library)? How can two  V64BPCSO libraries co-exist?
> Both are different from each other as the currently installed BPCS 
Object
> Library is heavily modified.
>
> Also as the BPCS key exist on the currently installed V64BPCSO, how can 
I
> re-create that key for the one
> that I'll be re-creating/restoring.
>
>
> Best regards,
> Ronald Rosanes
>
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message: 3
date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 07:44:57 EST
from: RKHBIT@xxxxxxx
subject: Re: help

Are you being paid for this job?


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message: 4
date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 08:58:56 -0500
from: "Damon, Mitch" <MDamon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: RE: help

Minimum Balance = minimum balance days * minimum balance horizon 
Where
minimum balance horizon = total demand over the number of days specified 
in minimum balance horizon / number of days.

Mitch Damon, CPIM
Planning Systems Manager
Birds Eye Foods, Rochester NY
(585) 383-1070 Ext. 250

-----Original Message-----
From:            deshpande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[SMTP:deshpande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent:            Wednesday, December 03, 2003 12:22 AM
To:              bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:                 help

Hi,

I am working on BPCS as Functional consultant.

I request your help.

Q.1) If there are more than one companies of the same Group at different 
locations manufacturing the same product models.

If they are having different Item Codes and/or different Item 
descriptions, 
then to standardize on Items (harmonization) between these companies, with 


MINIMAL CHANGES in the system, what is the systematic (step by step) 
approach that I have to follow ?


Q.2) What is a concept of Horizon Days ? What is its significance ?

Q.3) What is the difference between MPS Horizon Days & Minimum Balance 
Horizon Days ?

Requesting your valuable guidance on the above at the earliest,

Thanks & Best Regards,

Dnyanesh


Dnyanesh R Deshpande
Sr. Consultant,
Linc Software Services Pvt. Ltd.
email: deshpande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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