Dnyanesh,

Whilst not all the contributors to the BPCS list have been forthcoming on
this occassion, there have been one or two replies that should have gone
some way to helping you find the answers you need (especially from our
friend Al Mac).

The majority of contributors to the list have numerous years of experience
(Business and BPCS) and writing such replies takes valuable time and effort
in order that the advice that is given is correct.  Nobody gets paid for
doing this!

Why, then, do you find it necessary to write such a sarcastic note in
reply? - especially as (as far as I can ascertain) your 'putting it another
way' is a completely new question!

This really is not the way to win friends and influence people!!!

Sally

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Director - Small Blue Ltd
Tel:   +44 1737 824246
Fax:  +44 1737 824247
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----- Original Message -----
From: <deshpande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 05, 2003 4:12 AM
Subject: Re: BPCS-L Digest, Vol 1, Issue 823


> 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.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 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.
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> 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?
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> 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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