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Managing Your Supply Chain Using Microsoft Axapta: A Book Excerpt Part Two: Understanding Planning Calculations
The S&OP game plans drive coordination of supply chain activities based on planning calculations. The primary coordination engine-termed the master scheduling

mrp journals  task includes order point, MRP and DRP logic, finite and infinite scheduling logic for production orders, and vendor selection logic for planned purchase orders. It reflects the calendar of working hours assigned to each warehouse, customer, vendor, and work center. The master scheduling task employs a set of master plan policies to calculate a set of master plan data. For example, these policies specify the selective consideration of demands and supplies. They specify the scheduling method and use of

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Integrated Lean Giving ERP the Flexibility to Push and Pull


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Having reached its first decade of existence, Intuitive Manufacturing Systems, a stealth mid-market ERP provider, has long taken the plunge of rewriting its system onto the pure Microsoft .NET managed code framework, which might bear fruits in the long run, if not immediately.

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Case Study: Metrolina Greenhouses


For years, Sage MAS 90 ERP served Metrolina Greenhouses well as its accounting and distribution solution. But continued growth and expansion led it to seek a comprehensive warehouse management solution (WMS), to incorporate materials requirement planning (MRP) procedures and radio frequency identification (RFID) for better planning and control. Metrolina discovered Sage MAS 500 had the MRP software it needed. Learn more.

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Comparative Analysis: Are You Still Confused About APS, SCM, and ERP?


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BPSC SA


Founded in 1988, Biuro Projektowania Systemów Cyfrowych SA (BPSC SA) develops and implements computer-aided management support systems. BPSC's tools are designed to enable organizational process optimization and Web-based operation. BPSC's flagship product is Impuls 5, an Oracle-based manufacturing resource planning (MRP) II/enterprise resource planning (ERP) management support system for manufacturing, trade, and service companies. Impuls 5 is used by over 430 companies in a variety of industries. BPSC has been an Oracle partner since 1994, and was the first company in Poland to be granted the right to use the "Powered by Oracle" logo.

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Case Study: Best Foam Fabricators


As a supplier to the automotive industry, Best Foam Fabricators often needed to expedite parts to customers to fill orders. This meant the company was spending up to $50,000 (USD) on expedited freight. To reduce costs—of both shipping and labor—Best Foam decided to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. Find out how Best Foam has not only reduced costs but also improved delivery time by 99 percent.

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