Ric and others,

I really appreciate your views on this. I will be trying out these
suggestions.

Thanks
Don C.

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Don,

My recommendation would be to separate each plant into separate
facilities.
I also think you should use the DRP function by the demand plant issues
a resupply order to the supplying plant. The supplying plant would do a
confirm ship to the resupply order. The receiving plant would then due a
receiving using an "H' transaction for resupply receipts. To set up each
plant as a facility, you will need to set up facility planning records
(MRP140) and the DDR records to show the relationship between each
plant. This is just my view.

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message: 1
date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 09:42:19 -0600
from: "Don Cavaiani" <dcavaiani@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
subject: [BPCS-L] Setting up Multiple facilities


Ver 405 DC

We have 3 plants. The people who set up BPCS in the 90's are no longer
here. They only set up one facility.

Plant 3 is the final assembly plant, but Plant 1 and 2 only build
sub-assemblies which get supplied to Plant 3.

We are all under the one facility code.

Now, we are wondering how the system might look (work) if we have
separate facility codes for Plants 1 and 2, and treated their output as
component requirements for the plant 3 facility???

TIA,
Don
Don F. Cavaiani
IT Manager
Amerequip Corp.
920-894-7063

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the
credit." Harry S. Truman





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message: 2
date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 10:43:29 -0600
from: Roger.Henady@xxxxxxxxxx
subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Setting up Multiple facilities

We setup a Facility and Warehouse for each plant. Each plant can have
its own inventory. How are the locations setup? Each inventory
location has a Warehouse and Profit center.

If you have separate facility and Warehouse then you will have to
resupply material between plant / warehouse. MRP will not see the
sub-assemblies if they are in a different plant / facility / warehouse.


Roger Henady




From:
"Don Cavaiani" <dcavaiani@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To:
<bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:
02/08/2008 09:41 AM
Subject:
[BPCS-L] Setting up Multiple facilities




Ver 405 DC

We have 3 plants. The people who set up BPCS in the 90's are no longer

here. They only set up one facility.

Plant 3 is the final assembly plant, but Plant 1 and 2 only build
sub-assemblies which get supplied to Plant 3.

We are all under the one facility code.

Now, we are wondering how the system might look (work) if we have
separate
facility codes for Plants 1 and 2, and treated their output as
component
requirements for the plant 3 facility???

TIA,
Don
Don F. Cavaiani
IT Manager
Amerequip Corp.
920-894-7063

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the
credit." Harry S. Truman



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message: 3
date: Fri, 08 Feb 2008 10:24:01 -0600
from: Al Mac Wheel <macwheel99@xxxxxxxxxx>
subject: Re: [BPCS-L] Setting up Multiple facilities

We also Ver 405 CD. Over the years we have had facilities that were
opened, ran for several years, shut down. Certain customer's business
got
transferred from a specific facility to another specific facility. We
took
care of customer orders manually, since it was staggered what business
would overlap two facilities as it transitioned, but we got a
modification
written by UPI to move the engineering data (routings, BOM, costs,
etc.)
across the relevant facilities, since we have some coding that is
facility
specific.

For example our main factory has
facility 20 ... all warehouses prefixed 2, with last digit being type
of
stuff there ... shipping warehouse, production warehouse, QC problems,
etc.
profit center 200 into the General Ledger, with other 2 prefixes as
appropriate.
All work centers there prefixed 2, factory departments prefixed 2.
We have vendor and customer #s for each facility, also using this #
system.

This way it is crystal clear to everyone what facility some data is in.

I suggest you take a hard look at DRP and RO (resupply orders).
This manages work that is in transition between facilities.
You can have a customer order in one facility, to be delivered to
another
facility.
The purpose of this is to treat other facilities like customers and
vendors, without the hassle of having to pay the financials, while
managing
inventory and orders same way as for outside customers & vendors.
You can have facilities specializing in different production skills.
Just
make sure the engineering defines a discrete item for what gets
transferred
across facilities, and you allow enough move time if the factories are
not
in close proximity.

When you receive inventory from a different facility, you use a
different
transaction than when it is on a purchase order with a vendor.
Shipping
out uses the same process as shipping to an outside customer.

If you have 2 facilities with different cost structures ... e.g.
distribution vs. manufacturing ... you don't want to be doing ordinary
transfers of inventory between them, because when the part moves, it
drags
its cost structure along with it, so you can end up with inappropriate
costs in the target facility.

We use BPCS special pricing to offer discounts to customers that buy
larger
quantities, because this reduces the impact of setup and other
costs. Unfortunately the special price file does not allow for
different
pricing structures by facility for same customer item combination.

There are people who need to manage what's going on facility by
facility,
and there are people who want to look at the big picture for the entire

corporation. We have had to do a few modifications to make sure both
interests are adequately served.


Ver 405 DC

We have 3 plants. The people who set up BPCS in the 90's are no
longer
here. They only set up one facility.

Plant 3 is the final assembly plant, but Plant 1 and 2 only build
sub-assemblies which get supplied to Plant 3.

We are all under the one facility code.

Now, we are wondering how the system might look (work) if we have
separate
facility codes for Plants 1 and 2, and treated their output as
component
requirements for the plant 3 facility???

TIA,
Don
Don F. Cavaiani
IT Manager
Amerequip Corp.
920-894-7063

"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the
credit." Harry S. Truman




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