I am on an earlier version of BPCS, where UM conversion handled a different

It may be that your company does not need it. If 100% of your items can
always have the same UM, and 100% of your customers and vendors use that
same UM, then you do not need it, and you are extremely fortunate.

In my experience, the same parts at different points in their life span,
need to have different UM.

Where I work, we have wire. We work with it in FEET.

Some customers want pricing in hundreds of feet, or thousands of feet, so
our shipping has to say we are sending whatever fraction of thousands of
feet, at this price per thousand feet.

Some vendors sell it to us in containers or reels, which have some thousands
of feet on it, and their UM is the reel or barrel, so we have to convert
receiving from the number of reels they sent us, to however many feet are on
different kinds of reels.

To avoid a hassle every time we receive some item whose vendor UM is other
than what we use, and to avoid a hassle ever time we ship to a customer
whose UM is other than ours, there is the handy dandy UM conversion, which
is integrated with the various BPCS programs, as needed.

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Subject: [BPCS-L] BPCS version 8.2 Unit of Measure Conversion file

Can someone explain to me the purpose of the IUM, Unit of Measure Conversion

Thank you,


Janice Chester

IT Manager

PO Box 100

720 West Main St.

Valdese, NC 28690

Phone: (828) 879-6518

Fax: (828) 879-6577


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