Repairs can be "no charge" to correct product that was shipped with a 
defect, or they can be a separate part of your business that is involved 
with repairing equipment for a charge or against a warranty claim. The two 
distinctions are important since one would normally be returned on an RMA 
(as Al Mac has mentioned) where the other may only have a shipping 
manifest referencing a PO for the work to be done. The first situation is 
normally handled by a QA or Engineering generated document that may be a 
"generic" BPCS repair routing with a manual material list created to 
identify replacement parts. All of this is very ad hoc, and specific to 
each individual company's procedures. The other situation (actual repair 
services done for customers for things such as fork lift trucks) is 
usually handled by creating order specific Shop Orders that are routed 
through a "virtual" production area or department. By virtual I mean that 
a company may use the same equipment that is used to make new equipment, 
but will "reserve" a portion of the capacity that will be assigned to the 
separate "virtual" work center ID to accommodate repair orders. The reason 
for doing this is to separate the different type of orders flowing through 
the same work centers, since the repair orders usually have a "premium" 
cost associated to them. 

On the other hand, if by repairs you mean tracking equipment repairs done 
by the Maintenance department, then you would be talking about the BPCS 
Maintenance Management System that was probably called Elke in your 
version (if it was even available). In that case, the history would be in 
a file that is identified something like EWSHSTXX in a library that begins 
with something like PMF, PMO, PMP, etc.

Frederick C. Davy, CPIM, PMP
Business Systems Analyst
Interface Solution, Inc.
Phone: (315) 592-8101
Fax: (315) 592-8481
e-mail: fcdavy@xxxxxxxxxxxx

"antwi, isaac a." <iantwi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent by:
09/11/2006 10:42 AM
Please respond to
SSA's BPCS ERP System <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

"SSA's BPCS ERP System" <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Re: [BPCS-L] Work In Progress

I do not mean shop orders but repairs.

Isaac A. Antwi
-----Original Message-----
[] On
Behalf Of Al Mac
Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 12:46
To: SSA's BPCS ERP System
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Work In Progress

When you say "Work in Progress" do you mean shop orders that have been 
released to the factory, but not yet completed?  Other meanings can
item #s between raw materials and completed customer parts, factory work

between discrete item#s, whether shop order exists or not, customer
not yet fulfilled.

INV300 F22 in 4.05 CD gets at a list of all orders on an item (customer,

purchase, factory, outside, inter-facility resupply etc. etc.), their 
work-in-process status, when next installment due.

File FSO has summary on each shop order
File FOD shows work in progress from perspective of labor reported
File FMA shows work in progress from perspective of materials consumed
SFC300 inquires into these files
I do not know if JIT was available at 4.1

File FLT has history of updates to FOD
File ITH has history of updates to FMA ... in our case transactions
CI consumes the material
PR receives completed parts
RJ records scrap

There is a report CST270 that we found to be so unreadable that we
to not show the additional description lines, and other alterations.


Could anyone explain to me how I could extract data on "Work in
Progress" in BPCS v4.1 service module.


Isaac A. Antwi

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