• Subject: RE: processing PMC transactions
  • From: "Shaw, David" <dshaw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2001 15:38:25 -0500

Joan,

It's more or less the nature of the beast, as far as we could ever tell.  We
chose to handle it procedurally - we didn't allow the floor workers to close
out the operations, we had the supervisors do it after checking to be sure
all transactions had been processed.  This reduced the hassles somewhat, at
the cost of putting an extra delay on the closeout of the operations.  Maybe
someone else has found a better solution.

Dave Shaw
MAPICS-L Moderator
Spartan International, Inc.
Spartanburg, SC
 
-----Original Message-----
From: McCready, Joan [mailto:Joan.McCready@metaltekint.com]

To all -

Does anyone have any tips or techniques for the timely processing of PMC
transactions that are gathered using a shop floor collection program (we are
using PLMC - aka PaperLess - but the problems we're having are in PMC, not
in the collection).

We seem to have a timing issue.  We give the supervisors until 10:00 am to
"fix" the previous days' transactions, then our payroll dept processes the
select and edit and prepare.  After the prepare, the payroll clerk runs a
select and edit to see what didn't get "fixed."

One of the recurring problems is where two or more people work on an
operation on an MO on the same day.  Employee #1 has some sort of error, so
none of his transactions are processed.  Employee #2 has no errors - her
transactions are posted.  Thing is - she completed and closed the operation.
Once we fix employee #1's error - which was on a different MO's transaction
- his transactions still don't post, because now the operation is closed for
the MO both employees worked on.  So we re-open the operation and perform
yet another select-and-edit to post employee #1's transactions.  It may take
several hours to get everything posted, and then the payroll clerk is
"guessing" that the corrections are really OK - since the supervisors are
too busy or may even be finished with their shift and gone.

Each leadman or supervisor would have literally thousands of operations to
wade through each day - they run the "errors only" report, but more times
than most, the problem causing the error isn't the error itself, and their
attempt to "fix" the "error" screws up the employee's transactions worse!  

We don't have MAPICS' Payroll module.  Does anyone have any suggestions, or
is this just the nature of the "beast" called PMC??

        -- 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                      
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