Purchase / Inventory UM differences

Hi Vic,

Pur->Inv = Purchase quantity times factor equals Inventory quantity

Inv->Pur = Inventory quantity times factor equals Purchase quantity

We always try to use the direction that will not create decimals in the
factor because Vantage only allows 4 decimal places . In example 1, if
we change the direction to Pur->Inv then the factor would be .0435, so
23 pounds times .0435 equals 1.0005 sheets.

Eg. 1: We purchase aluminum where 1 sheet = 23 pounds and we have it
setup as:

IUM = SH (Sheet)

Factor = 23

Direction = Inv->Pur

PUM = LB

Therefore 1 sheet (IUM) times 23(Factor) equals 23 pounds (PUM).

Eg. 2: We purchase rolls of vinyl where 1 roll equals 600 linear feet

IUM = LF (Linear Feet)

Factor = 600

Direction = Pur->Inv

PUM = RL (Roll)

Therefore 1 roll (PUM) times 600 equals 600 linear feet (IUM)

Hth,

Linda

From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Vic Drecchio
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 1:09 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Purchase / Inventory UM differences

In our part master we have some materials that we buy in one U/M and
issue in another:

For example, rivets are bought by the pound and issued in each. I know
there is a way to set this up in the system to allow us to do this but
it is all very hard to understand just by reading the help files. Is it
all just too simple that it's obvious?

On the Part Maintenance main screen there is Inventory U/M and
Purchasing U/M fields. I'm a little confused on the "Direction" field.

Our Stores folks screwed up some inventory last week and now I'm trying
to tackle this problem

Thank you in advance!

Vic Drecchio

TIMCO Aviation Services
Greensboro, NC
Email: vic.drecchio@... <mailto:vic.drecchio%40timco.aero>
Mobile: 704.530.3092

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In our part master we have some materials that we buy in one U/M and
issue in another:

For example, rivets are bought by the pound and issued in each. I know
there is a way to set this up in the system to allow us to do this but
it is all very hard to understand just by reading the help files. Is it
all just too simple that it's obvious?

On the Part Maintenance main screen there is Inventory U/M and
Purchasing U/M fields. I'm a little confused on the "Direction" field.

Our Stores folks screwed up some inventory last week and now I'm trying
to tackle this problem

Thank you in advance!

Vic Drecchio

TIMCO Aviation Services
Greensboro, NC
Email: vic.drecchio@...
Mobile: 704.530.3092

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I haven't read the help files Vic, but I assume it talks about
Purchasing U/M and Selling U/M? We purchase discrete steel plate in
pounds but issue at square ft. In part maintenance you would set
purchasing U/M to LB, your factor would be a number constant to convert
pounds to eaches (how many rivets in a pound) your direction would be
Inv -> Pur. Also your Inventory U/M would probably be set to EA (all on
Part Tab). Example, we purchase 1-3/4 GR50 material in sheet size of
96" x 120". We know this to weigh in at 5,717 lbs per sheet. Our
Purchasing Factor for this is 71.4672, when this is divided into 5,717
it nets us 80 square feet of inventory. This is how material is then
back flushed in our system, at SF.

Rob Bucek

Manufacturing Engineer

PH: (715) 284-5376 ext 3111

FAX: (715)284-4084

<http://www.dsmfg.com/>

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Vic Drecchio
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 12:09 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] Purchase / Inventory UM differences

In our part master we have some materials that we buy in one U/M and
issue in another:

For example, rivets are bought by the pound and issued in each. I know
there is a way to set this up in the system to allow us to do this but
it is all very hard to understand just by reading the help files. Is it
all just too simple that it's obvious?

On the Part Maintenance main screen there is Inventory U/M and
Purchasing U/M fields. I'm a little confused on the "Direction" field.

Our Stores folks screwed up some inventory last week and now I'm trying
to tackle this problem

Thank you in advance!

Vic Drecchio