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How big is your Baan-DB (just Data AND Indexes)
0 - 200 GB
17%
200 - 500 GB
30%
500 - 800 GB
3%
800 - 1200 GB
7%
1200 - 1500 GB
10%
1500 - 2000 GB
13%
> 2000 GB
20%
Total votes: 30

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Infor ERP LN and Baan Planning Tip #4: Routings - The Final Data Requirement
By Jonathan Gross at 27 Jul 2011 - 21:56

In our previous ERP planning tip, we discussed the bill of materials (BOM), which discussion answered the following questions: which and how many components are needed to produce an item. This tip deals with routings, the final data set-up requirement. <--break->

Routings

Routings are the – manufacturing methods – the sequence of steps and related times that are needed to make an item. Production routings specify the ordered list of tasks used to manufacture a product. In addition to the standard routing, a product might have alternate routings (the selection of which depends on the situation). When a production work order is created to manufacture the product, one of the possible routings is chosen.

A typical routing is represented by a series of operation steps. Each step contains a task, various times related to the task (and other parameters), as well as the next operation step in the sequence.

For example:

Routing Table


ERP Planning Tip #3: Drive Planning Efficiency with Accurate Production Bill-of-Materials
By Jonathan Gross at 5 Jul 2011 - 20:40

In this series of bi-weekly tips, we break down the secrets to effective replenishment planning and shop scheduling. Pemeco Consulting is a leading vendor-agnostic provider of Supply Chain and ERP services to companies running Infor LN and Baan ERP systems. Learn about our niche speciality Infor LN and Baan ERP services and our Planning Dashboard for ERP LN and Baan.

 

In our previous ERP planning tip, we covered time and quantity order-based modifiers to back-schedule supply requirements from demand. This previous tip dealt with the “when” and “how much” questions of planning. In this week’s tip, we cover the “what” questions of planning, which is represented by the bill of materials, or BOM (there is also an element of “how much” in BOMs).


Infor ERP LN and Baan Planning Tip #2: Get Quantity and Lead Time Right
By Jonathan Gross at 8 Jun 2011 - 15:58

In this series of bi-weekly tips, we break down the secrets to effective replenishment planning and shop scheduling. Pemeco Consulting is a leading vendor-agnostic provider of Supply Chain and ERP services to companies running Infor LN and Baan ERP systems. Learn about our niche speciality Infor LN and Baan ERP services and our Planning Dashboard for ERP LN and Baan.

 

In our previous ERP planning tip, we discussed the importance of feeding an MRP system - or a planning engine - accurate and timely data. In this tip, we start to dig a bit deeper into the types of data that a planning engine needs to make meaningful recommendations.

 

Though obvious to many, it’s important to mention that a planning engine generates supply recommendations relating to both existing orders and new orders.

 


Infor LN and Baan Planning Tip #1: Feed the Planning Engine Accurate and Timely Data
By Jonathan Gross at 27 May 2011 - 17:15

The credit crunch and recovery have exposed manufacturers to volatile demand. The earthquake in Japan has exposed manufacturers to volatile supply. The key to effective management of supply and demand lies in a manufacturer's planning activities.

 

In this series of bi-weekly tips, we break down the secrets to effective replenishment planning and shop scheduling. Pemeco Consulting is a leading vendor-agnostic provider of Supply Chain and ERP services to companies running Infor LN and Baan ERP systems. Learn about our niche speciality Infor LN and Baan ERP services and our Planning Dashboard for ERP LN and Baan.

 

A planning engine is a lot like a high-performance athlete. It can only perform if it’s well-trained, in shape and well-prepared. Like an athlete, if it’s only fed a steady diet of junk food, it’s simply not going to perform optimally.

 


Pemeco Consulting Trains Natus Medical Inc. on Supply Chain, Baan V
By Jonathan Gross at 11 May 2011 - 15:03

Pemeco LogoPemeco Consulting recently delivered a custom supply chain training seminar to Natus Medical. Natus flew in personnel from around the globe to attend our three-day training session on planning and scheduling using Baan V. Here's what Jill Bartolic, Natus' Senior Director of Operations, says:

 

 "Pemeco gets Supply Chain and Baan. They provided our senior planning management and staff with an excellent Planning Seminar that was customized to our business needs and system setup. Our department will certainly improve its productivity and efficiency as a result. I would highly recommend this seminar to any company that's looking to improve planning and scheduling accuracy."

 



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