• Subject: RE: Purchasing unit of measure conversion
  • From: "Ed Chabot" <echabot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 14:52:01 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Patrick,
I know it sounds like a pain, but UOM conv. factor is set item by item for
exactly the reason you state - different items have different conv. factors.
You only need to set this up once and the system handles it from there.
Just remember, if the  specs change ie. heavier ribbon someone must change
the conversion factor for the system to correctly calculate the usage.

Ed Chabot
The Marlin Firearms Company
100 Kenna Drive
North Haven, CT 06473
(203)985-3254

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-mapics-l@midrange.com [mailto:owner-mapics-l@midrange.com]On
Behalf Of Shrader, Patrick
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 12:27 PM
To: MAPICS-L@midrange.com
Subject: RE: Purchasing unit of measure conversion


This explanation makes sense.

However, product A weighs 3 pounds per 1000 yards, and product B weighs 50
pounds per 1000 yards. If I set the UOM conversion for product A where 1 lb
= 333 yards, what do I do when I order product B (1 lb = 20 yards)?

It is unrealistic to create a different UOM conversion for every product
that I purchase.

Things like thread, ribbon, and the such is sold by weight but used by the
yard. Is this something that the system can calculate, or will I need to
manually convert it to yards for my receiving, and add to the comments of
the PO the weight for the vendor's use?

David, yes I have purchasing installed (as of last week).

Patrick


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tindell-Sobieski, Marsha C [SMTP:TindeMC@ch.etn.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 9:33 AM
> To:   'MAPICS-L@midrange.com'
> Subject:      RE: Purchasing unit of measure conversion
>
> Patrick,
>
> We had the same issues when we implemented.  We went back and forth with
> Mapics for a long time till we got an answer on how to do this.  Here's
> the
> scenario:
>
> If you have an item that you purchase in lbs and stock in yds in the item
> master you need to load the purchasing unit of measure and the stock unit
> of
> measure along with a unit of measure conversion factor.  What Mapics does
> when a PO is created is to look at the purchasing unit of measure and the
> stocking unit of measure and if different will display the purchasing unit
> of measure on your PO.  Since Mapics considers your stocking unit of
> measure
> to be the primary units the price of an item with a conversion can be an
> issue.  Here is how the formula works (its not documented in Mapics info):
>
> If a PO uom is different than a stocking uom then Mapics does the
> following
> for price:
>
> Purchase price in item master C is multiplied by the uom conversion factor
> to create the price per purchasing unit.
>
> ex:  .45/yd (record c) x .52 (uom conversion factor) = 0.234/lb
>
> This formula should help you determine what your uom conversion factor
> should be.
>
> Marsha Tindell-Sobieski
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shrader, Patrick [mailto:pshrader@wkep.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2000 5:04 PM
> To: Mapics Mailing List
> Subject: Purchasing unit of measure conversion
>
>
> I have a different type of problem, and am looking for suggestions from
> the
> peanut gallery.
>
> Facts:
> I purchase ribbon in pounds, but receive and use it in yards.
> 1 pound is 5,000 yards.
> I need for the purchasing module to print in pounds, but I want to receive
> it in yards.
>
> How should I set this item up so that it is purchased in the correct
> quantities, yet is also received in the correct quantities and UOMs? I
> don't
> think a standard uom conversion will work, since other items way more or
> less than 5,000 per lb.
>
> I'd appreciate any hints or tips you can give me.
>
> Patrick Shrader
> White Knight Engineered Products
>
>
>
>
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