We also 405 CD
We use a slightly different part number for other than normal production,
and we can see on MRP300 if we need the re-order because
* Inventory has fallen below safety stock
* Something went negative (transaction float)
* We need the part to make item MT300 in production
* We need the part to make SAMPLE of new MT300S revision (S on the
end means it is new sample or pilot)
* We need the part to do REPAIRS of old MT300R (R on the end means
it is an RMA or other repair, such as the customer going to a new revision,
and they sent us all the old version to be reworked to the next version.
Our minimum order quantity has factored into it vendor price breaks.
We have more than one division or plant of same company, independently
needing same components from same vendors.
For same raw item from same vendor, the prices are often wildly different.
So whichever plant is able to get the lowest prices, orders what is needed
on behalf of all the other factories.
Some of our high volume customers have negotiated with vendors, to provide a
lower price, if in the PO we specify the customer contract. This means we
have to do special reports to document totals involved with each contract.
At EOY, before zeroing YTD, we made a copy of IIM and a few other files. We
have what we call a SLOW MOVING inventory report, which compares on-hand
now, orders now, total used all of last year, what customers this is for, to
identify items whose safety stock needs adjustment, because today's economy
quite different from a few years ago.
[mailto:bpcs-l-bounces+macwheel99=wowway.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Don
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:22 PM
Subject: [BPCS-L] FW: Anyone care to comment of this topic our
upcomingmeeting next week?
We are on 405cd:
Problem Statement: We are losing our on margin because we cannot tell
when viewing the exception report if the demand is a service repair
Example: When we bought part number MT3007 recently we bought a lower
quantity amount because demand was low for production. Not realizing
when we made the buy decision that there was service demand we went
ahead and paid 38% more for the part when we could have passed it on to
Don F. Cavaiani
"It's amazing what you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the
credit." Harry S. Truman
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