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Manufacturing Inventory Management for LX BPCS M3

Manufacturing Inventory Management (MIM) for Infor LX (ERP LX), BPCS & Infor M3

Track All Forms of Inventory 
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Track All Forms of Inventory, from Raw Materials & WIP to Finished Goods & Shipments, in Real-Time

Manufacturing Inventory Management (MIM) is a configurable solution that tracks all forms of inventory, allowing you to increase visibility through your entire order fulfillment cycle, bringing the work done by material handlers and production workers closer to the back-office systems viewed by management.

The software solution captures the tag data from radio bar codes and directs workers to complete the appropriate tasks to properly manage inventory items. The solution enables companies to quickly accommodate and automate customer specific demands, and this flexibility provides improved customer retention rates and aids in the deployment of value-added services for continued growth in customer accounts.

Features include:
• Receiving processes
• Standard labels for product labeling
• Directed inventory picking
• Directed inventory put-away
• Live-count inventory with zero disruption to warehouse product flows
• Parameter driven to allow customers to install based on their business processes
• Replaces data entry with scanning technology
• Application available and functioning when the ERP system is down for backups or maintenance
• Easily customizable

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Inventory Management can be configured to identify and track all forms of inventory, from raw materials to work in process (WIP) materials to finished goods to shipments.

The system is designed to reduce errors, promote accuracy, reduce carrying costs and give greater visibility through the entire order fulfillment cycle. It does this by empowering material handlers and production workers to transact with existing legacy or prepackaged systems through a single user interface in a secure, intuitive application.

Inventory Management supports all forms of bar code data collection devices and symbologies including optional RFID enablement. In addition, integration with PLCs, scales, conveyors/converters, and automatic guided vehicles is supported. Each business process can be configured to match the way customers operate their business. Through this solution, companies can gain a powerful, competitive advantage by lowering inventory requirements in WIP and finished goods. They can also establish a formidable presence in the marketplace through decreasing lead times, increasing production velocity and continuing to eliminate information bottlenecks.
Functionality includes:
  • Inventory adjustment & transfer
  • Cycle count
  • Physical inventory
  • DRP receipt
  • Stock status inquiry
  • RMA receipt
  • Labor reporting
  • Pallet tracking
  • Advanced directed put away & picking
  • Customer-defined custom transactions
  • RFID enablement

Customer Order Picking
  • ​Shop order receipt (single & multi-issue)
  • Shop order receipt with back flush of component items
  • PO receipt to inspection
  • PO receipt to stock from inspection
  • PO receipt direct to stock
  • Start-up inventory labelling
  • PO and shop order label

Reduce stock control errors, improve accuracy and lower carrying costs with these features:
  • Transactions for receiving through shipping
  • Seamless, real-time integration with Infor LX & BPCS
  • Automatic recognition and conformity to the executing device
  • Recognition of individual user’s prompt in appropriate language
  • Double byte language capability
  • Lot and container control
  • Simple configuration without code changes

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Why Crossroads RMC?

  • We can help you harness the power of your current ERP, without requiring you to upgrade.
  • Our expert consulting and technical staff has 14-35 years of manufacturing and distribution experience.
  • We have developed a complete and comprehensive set of software to support the optimization and integration of your shop floor and warehouse.
  • We are an Infor partner with 500+ clients worldwide. Our close working relationship with Infor guarantees you the level of support and security necessary to assure you continue to get what you want and need from your software investment.
  • Our services remain a cut above the rest because of experienced, hard-working and friendly people that exceed client expectations every day. Our commitment to quality services and solutions continues to propel our growth and success.
  • You can count on us - We've been in business since 1984 and we're here to stay! Combine that with the highest reputation of manufacturing, distribution and technology consulting, we are your leading source to improve the performance and functionality of your Infor ERP.

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