Thanks to everybody for your responses.

Paul Hirschmann
Lance, Inc.
Business Analyst ( IT Logistics)
Email: phirschmann@xxxxxxxxx
Office: 704-557-8350
-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of 
Frederick C Davy
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 11:54 AM
To: SSA's BPCS ERP System
Subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Lot Control at Multiple Facilities


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:
12/04/2006 11:28 AM
Please respond to
SSA's BPCS ERP System <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

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

Re: [BPCS-L] Lot Control at Multiple Facilities


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. 



Davide Roveda | Technical Mgr, ISeries Area | Infor | 
Address: SSA Global Italia S.r.l. | Via Torri Bianche, 9 | 20059 Vimercate 

-----Original Message-----
[] 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

product, with the same item number, can be made at different facilities.

on my research, BPCS LX doesn't support this in Lot Control. In other

we need to have a way to distinguish from what facility that item was

in while using the lot control number. Any help would be greatly






Paul Hirschmann

Lance, Inc.

Business Analyst ( IT Logistics)

Email: phirschmann@xxxxxxxxx

Office: 704-557-8350



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