• Subject: RE: Structure of Manufacturing Order Numbers
  • From: "McCready, Joan" <Joan.McCready@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 11:17:25 -0600

Dear Al,

We are using our manufacturing orders as such:

       M0xxxx0 - MAPICS assigned mfg order number - regular production
                 (BTW, we have trained everyone to say "M-zero", not "M-oh")
       MSxxxx0 - manually assigned mfg order number - sample or
first-article production
       MTxxxx0 - new tooling - when we make a casting for the first time and
purchase all
                 new patterns (we do sand castings), there are labor costs
involved in 
                   "rigging" the new pattern. These labor costs are not
incurred when we
                 re-use the pattern in the future; therefore, they need to
be captured separate
                 from the production of the actual casting we are selling
(or else our cost
                 variance for future production would be skewed).

We are also using ISE's PaperLess (PLMC-MDCC) system, so we have "MIxxxx0"
"manufacturing orders" to track shop floor indirect labor (cleanup of area,
bathroom breaks, etc.) that do no apply to a given production MO.

Hope these examples help.   --  Joan

Joan McCready, IS Manager              phone:  636-479-4499
The Carondelet Corporation                fax:  636-479-3399
A MetalTek International Company     www.metaltekint.com
8600 Commercial Blvd
Pevely, MO  63070                      


> -----Original Message-----
> From: aldg [mailto:aldg@mail.rvi.net]
> Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 10:02 PM
> To: MAPICS-L@midrange.com
> Cc: Gershen, Al; Gershen, Al
> Subject: RE: Structure of Manufacturing Order Numbers
> 
> 
> Hi Bob Tenney:
> 
> Thank you for your reply to my question.
> 
> > "...you can put alpha characters in any position other than 
> the first 
> > one."
> 
> Is the "first one" the character at the far left or the 
> character at the far right?
> 
> Mapics assigns a letter "M" (presumably meaning Manufacturing 
> Order" to the character (far left) and assigns a number "0" 
> to the character (far right).  If the MO is split, Mapics 
> assigns a number "5" to the character (far right).
> 
> Can you give some examples of acceptable MO numbers using the 
> alpha character convention you describe in the first part of 
> your reply?
> 
> > "...four-character Manufacturing Order Accounting Class 
> that you can 
> > use to group related MOs."
> 
> Can you tell me where information about this can be found?  
> Can you show me some examples of this?
> 
> Background:  What we are trying to do at our shop is set up 
> temporary MOs into Mapics with preliminary Bills of Material 
> so that Raw Material allocations can be recorded against 
> inventories.  We want these MOs to stand out from regular MOs 
> because when the Bills of Material and Labor Routings are 
> finalized by our engineering department, these temporary MOs 
> will be closed or cancelled and replaced by regular MOs.
> 
> Any suggestions about how we can distinguish these temporary 
> MOs from regular MOs would be appreciated.  I thought that a 
> letter "T" (for "temporary") could be substuted in the far 
> right character, replacing the "0" that's assigned by Mapics 
> but apparantly that's not approrpriate, if I understand your reply.
> 
> I look forward to hearing from you and others on this matter. 
>  Have yourself a good weekend.  Check out XFL football on NBC 
> Saturday night; sounds like an exciting show.
> 
> Regards.....
> 
> ------Your 2/2/01 Original Reply Posting------
> 
> >From: "Bob Tenney" <bobtenney@earthlink.net>
> >Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 20:19:6 -0500
> 
> >Here are two things that might help you structure MOs:
> >
> >The Manufacturing Order Number field is a character field. 
> If you manually 
> >assign MOs, you can put alpha characters in any position 
> other than the first 
> >one.
> >There is a four-character Manufacturing Order Accounting 
> Class that you can 
> >use to group related MOs. It was intended for the general 
> ledger interface, but 
> >there is nothing stopping you from using it for other 
> purposes and reporting 
> >with queries or IWP reports.
> > 
> >
> >Bob Tenney
> >Bob Tenney Solutions, LLC
> >404-373-5669
> >bobtenney@earthlink.net
> >
> ------End of Your Original Reply Posting------
> 
> 
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