People not putting trust in en ERP is non unusual, and this is sad. BPCS
BOM and MRP processes are very stable.
Having a second system in parallel is another mistake. This only consumes
energy trying to reconciliate 2 systems maintained in synch with a human
manuel interface. Human manual interface will always produce some errors
Running MPS/MRP once a month is wrong. I dont know your business
environment, but today most MRP are regenerated daily.
My recommendation is to designate one and only one official source or
repository for the data, that would be BPCS, and drop the excel sheets.
Concentrate on checking the accuracy of the data in BPCS such as BOM's,
facility planning data and the item master, instead of wasting resources
on permanantly validating data between BPCS and manualy maintained
spreadsheets. That will produce efficient MRP recommendations that can be
From: Larenzo Alexander <larenzo_alexander@xxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: BPCS ERP System <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: BPCS Forum Post <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [BPCS-L] Excel BOM vs BPCS BOM & Requirement Checking
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 06:29:14 -0800 (PST)
I was curious of how others are using BPCS to handle checking BPCS BOM
for accuracy and checking the Planned Order requirements. Any
recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Currently our Planning Department maintains the BOM in BPCS. And our
Supply Chain department puts togheter their BOM in an excel sheet and
it calcultes the total quantiy required for each component that we
create purchase orders for. Then IT runs MPS/MRP once per month. Once
MRP is finished Supply Chain then checks BPCS BOM & Planned Requirements
for each component against the BOM in Excel. And sometimes there are
issues with the lack of communication with the two BOMs. I may be wrong
but it seems to me that we are doubling our work by maintianing a two
seperate BOMs but our users have very little trust in the BPCS system so
almost everything in BPCS is checked against some type of excel sheet. I
think BPCS does a good job but having to explain the proper way to use
the system to its maximum capabilities for them to beleive. :-) And I am
pretty new to BPCS myself.
So I was just looking for feedback on how this is handle for others. How
do you check the BOM for accuracy? And how do you check the planned
order quantities for accuracy before releaseing to purchase orders or
Thanks in Advance
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