Facts: MAPICS XA Release 4 Job Off transactions Data Collection Connection w/IBM 7526 terminals PMC,PCC,IM Background: I work for a company that makes die castings and have encountered a problem with apportioning or allocating actual labor and machine time. The problem occurs since MAPICS allocates or apportions time strictly accross concurrently running MO's. In our environment, we may have three or four MO's running concurrently on the same machine, which is not a problem .... however, each MO for a particular item may have a different number of inserts or cavities which affects the allocation. Example: Think of it as a muffin pan that holds 8 muffins ... depending on scheduling, the workcenter (muffin pan) may be running 4 blueberry, 2 raisin and 2 plain muffins represented by 3 MO's. In this example, MAPICS would allocate 33% labor to each MO, when in reality we need 50% allocated to blueberry, 25% to raisin and 25% to plain. It sounds like a minor problem, but since we have 20 die cast machines, it has become a bigger issue than anticipated. We hope to resolve within MAPICS and without having the operators jump through too many reporting hoops to accomplish this. Also would like to keep mods and customization to a minimum, if at all. Keep in mind, we are using barcode data collection terminals using DCC, scanning shop packet turnaround #'s. Any input is appreciated, thanks. +--- | This is the MAPICS Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MAPICS-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MAPICS-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAPICS-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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