Controlled  .vs.  Uncontrolled  


   As you state Chuck,  controlled WHs  give you:

   1. visibility - where are the parts -  of course this can depend on the
   size of the facility, etc as far as advantage.

   2. Assist pickers - more directive pick list - by location, etc

   3. Assist cycle counters - count an area, in lieu of a part number.

   4, other advantages - allows for 'inspection area - with a balance. B/L
   control. discrete allocation to a location.


   Major strategic issues to consider when moving to a controlled WH:

   1.  Will you have random locations for a part, or pre defined.  This is a
   big one, determines how you will process and whether you will be able to
   use 'def stk location'  to support transactions or have to key the


   2. How many locations :  WH racks, bins.  Floor locations.


   3.  Do you require inspection upon receipt. ?   B/L control,  cyclic
   inspections ?


   4. How will you issue to the floor - MO :  discrete, Backflush ?   What's
   the volume ?

   will you bar code the Bins, part numbers and use RF,  or use a bar coded
   document ?(shop packet )   Bar coding of Bins and part numbers is 'on you
   ' Mapics does not have the  function, and a bar - coded pick list can be
   quite lengthly ?

   You can Back flush controlled floor stock items from ST01, mapics's WIP
   area using IM and the 'RM' transaction, 

    or using paperless - back flush from the operation where used, and define
   a 'mini market' associated with the facility !  quite attractive!  But
   you'll have to 'TW' the parts from the WH to the floor.


   Shipping :   How will you pick all those parts from the WH bins ?  MApics
   offeres 'discrete allocated' pick list - very useful .  Timing  of the
   pick list is critical !  Parts have to be there !

   you could use the 'staging area' and confim the pick to move all parts
   from th WH to the ship out area in one key stroke !

   Summary :


   I'd map out you material flow logistics,  then decide how best to record
   the even 'when it occurs' !  have the system reflect reality . 


   I dashed this off, pretty quickly on my way out the door.... sorry for
   type- o s etc.


   if you would like further support, help in this area, fill free to contact
   me directly, ive been through a number of these and it does affect PUR, IM
   and COM.


   Hope this helped, and Good Luck


   Jeffrey G Snyder,   CPIM

   Mapics Consultand






   From: Chuck Kearney <ckearney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
   Reply-To: MAPICS ERP System Discussion <mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
   To: mapics-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
   Subject: Controlled vs Uncontrolled Warehouse
   Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 14:59:40 -0400
   Currently a "Uncontrolled" warehouse, see some reasons to become a
   "Controlled" warehouse.
   The most obvious being the ability to stock the same part in more than one
   What are other advantages and disadvantages of "Controlled vs
   What issues might there be if I were to convert from Uncontrolled to
   Best Regards,
   Chuck Kearney
   Materials Manager
   Hydro Systems Company
   Phone (513) 842-2511
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