Move WIP transactions in AMM

We have been struggling with this too....as have a number of other sites locally. We had a meeting last Fall amongst ourselves to discuss a strategy with which to address this with Epicor. It blows my mind that a system with roots in the job shop arena does not handle putting WIP away in a location for later processing. One of the other sites...one of the earliest 8.0 migration sites...had developed considerable custom code for 6.x to address WIP movements and location tracking. They had the source code from way back in the early days of Vantage.

To migrate to 8.0 they had arranged with Epicor to have their code incorporated into 8.0. Apparently it either was not included or did not work because they had a very long list of problems with it. I have since heard that some of these have been addressed and it may be approaching functional. They, we and other concerned sites in MN were to have met with Epicor to discuss this issue but that meeting never happened.

At the moment I am hoping that by the time we go live the ability to track WIP movements and locations between operations will be incorporated either in MES or AMM (or probably both) by the time we are ready to re-implement on 8.03.xxx (or 9). In the mean time we are exploring either outside WIP tracking systems or something written in-house with Access. We constantly are losing track of where WIP got put while waiting for the next operation's press to be available....a very typical job shop scenario. It takes considerable time to find the WIP for a job (and assure it is at the correct oper level) in order to proceed with the next operation....sometimes a week or two later when nobody remembers where it got put.

-Todd C.

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Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 6:11 PM
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Subject: [Vantage] Re: Move WIP transactions in AMM


We are currently experiencing the same problem Michelle details in the
following post with the lack of ability to control the movement of our
WIP to BIN locations. We purchased AMM specifically to address this
issue.

I have tried both marking an operation complete and leaving it
incomplete, requesting material moves and using Move WIP. Nothing
seems to be able to impact the physical location of the WIP in vantage.

How do I control the location of WIP in Vantage??

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Nathan Bonner
Total Plastics, Inc.
Vantage 8.03.403d
AMM module

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com<mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>, "mmstark_scc" <michelle.stark@...>
wrote:
>
> We have the advanced material management module and would like to
> track what locations the sub-assemblies built in a job are in. We
> have considered creating separate jobs for the sub-assemblies so they
> can be received into inventory but that would take a lot of changes
in
> the methods and would mean more jobs to track. Does anyone use the
> Move WIP transaction and what exactly does it do and where do you see
> the results?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michelle
>





[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
We have the advanced material management module and would like to
track what locations the sub-assemblies built in a job are in. We
have considered creating separate jobs for the sub-assemblies so they
can be received into inventory but that would take a lot of changes in
the methods and would mean more jobs to track. Does anyone use the
Move WIP transaction and what exactly does it do and where do you see
the results?

Thanks!

Michelle
We are currently experiencing the same problem Michelle details in the
following post with the lack of ability to control the movement of our
WIP to BIN locations. We purchased AMM specifically to address this
issue.

I have tried both marking an operation complete and leaving it
incomplete, requesting material moves and using Move WIP. Nothing
seems to be able to impact the physical location of the WIP in vantage.

How do I control the location of WIP in Vantage??

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Nathan Bonner
Total Plastics, Inc.
Vantage 8.03.403d
AMM module


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "mmstark_scc" <michelle.stark@...>
wrote:
>
> We have the advanced material management module and would like to
> track what locations the sub-assemblies built in a job are in. We
> have considered creating separate jobs for the sub-assemblies so they
> can be received into inventory but that would take a lot of changes
in
> the methods and would mean more jobs to track. Does anyone use the
> Move WIP transaction and what exactly does it do and where do you see
> the results?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Michelle
>