Paul, To expand on what Davide has said, I have worked with several companies that use BPCS lot control at several different facilities and many of them made the same product at more than one location. I would suggest that you use Davide's suggestion to create your own lot number generation program (one we that I have seen work well is to use the first digit of the lot number to be an alpha designation of the facility that is creating the lot). The only other way to control what lot numbers are used at each facility would be to assign a block of numbers for each location, use a log, and manually assign the lot numbers. This is VERY ugly, and I don't suggest trying to do it, but it is an option. Good luck. Frederick C. Davy, CPIM, PMP Business Systems Analyst Interface Solution, Inc. Phone: (315) 592-8101 Fax: (315) 592-8481 e-mail: fcdavy@xxxxxxxxxxxx "Davide Roveda" <davide.roveda@xxxxxxxxx> Sent by: bpcs-l-bounces+fcdavy=sealinfo.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx 12/04/2006 11:28 AM Please respond to SSA's BPCS ERP System <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To "SSA's BPCS ERP System" <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx> cc Subject Re: [BPCS-L] Lot Control at Multiple Facilities Hello You can configure how the lot code can be set, and for LX in API820 you have from the Help on your system --> "4": 0 = Manual 1 = YYMM + 6 digit sequence number (within the month) 2= YY + 8 digit number (with the year) 3 = Julian Date (5) + 5 digit sequence number 4 = a call to a user created lot numbering program 5 = CCYYMM + 19 digit sequence number (within the month) 6 = CCYY + 21 digit sequence number (within the year) 7 = CCYYNNN, Julian Date (7) + 18 digit sequence number When a lot is created, selecting lot numbering method 4 calls a user written (and installed) program which must be named USR901. This program can provide any lot numbering scheme developed by a user which operates within the field size available (25,A). --- So, you have to follow on USR901 the facility needs, you are describing. Thanks Regards Davide Roveda | Technical Mgr, ISeries Area | Infor | Address: SSA Global Italia S.r.l. | Via Torri Bianche, 9 | 20059 Vimercate -----Original Message----- From: bpcs-l-bounces+davide.roveda=infor.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bpcs-l-bounces+davide.roveda=infor.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul Hirschmann Sent: lunedì 4 dicembre 2006 16.55 To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [BPCS-L] Lot Control at Multiple Facilities Hi everyone, My name is Paul Hirschmann and I work for a snack food manufacturer. The company has multiple facilities in the U.S. and Canada and is in the process of implementing BPCS LX. We would like to use Lot Control at all of the facilities for stock rotation and recall however, we have a problem. The same product, with the same item number, can be made at different facilities. Based on my research, BPCS LX doesn't support this in Lot Control. In other words, we need to have a way to distinguish from what facility that item was manufactured in while using the lot control number. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Paul Paul Hirschmann Lance, Inc. Business Analyst ( IT Logistics) Email: phirschmann@xxxxxxxxx Office: 704-557-8350
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