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Size: 2.2 MB, Version:1, Publication Date:4/4/2018
Multi-Plant Planning can be a complex process. It can assist the planner in managing the movement of material through multiple distribution networks and multiple production facilities. This article shows you real-world scenarios and demonstrates the setup required to achieve consolidated planning.  
Size: 1.23 MB, Version:1, Publication Date:3/28/2017
This article contains valuable insight and real-life examples of why and how to make the best use of consolidation in a multi-plant operation. You'll see how consolidation can give you a true picture of your overall demand.  
Size: 2.11 MB, Version:1, Publication Date:1/5/2009
Pat Martino has written a fantastic manual to go along with the Manufacturing Planning 8.12 class that Klee Associates offers. As a special treat for the New Year, JDEtips is offering one of the chapters from that manual as a White Paper. Peruse this chapter on Resource and Capacity Planning and just imagine the valuable knowledge found in the rest of the class.  
Size: 834 KB, Version:1, Publication Date:2/6/2008
A preview of how the Demantra product works and how it integrates with EnterpriseOne. We include concepts and pitfalls of demand planning in general, then move on to show us how Demantra fits into the scheme of things. We'll wrap up with an overview of how this all fits in with your existing JDE Distribution, Manufacturing, and Planning modules.  
Size: 666KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:11/23/2006
You make 'em, they consume 'em -- that's how the mighty world of business goes round. Understanding supply vs. demand is an art unto itself. There's no real easy way to determine how much product to make to satisfy customers' needs and avoid critical backlogs, without overstocking the warehouses with worthless product. JD Edwards software allows for forecasting, but the question of which methods to use, when to use them and how to use them often eludes us. Terry Horner has some great thoughts on how to calculate and forecast demand that will hopefully set you on the right track. . . or at least one that is easier than trying to "guesstimate" how much product you'll need to plan for.  
Size: 1.3MB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:3/25/2006
Do you feel like you need a crystal ball to figure out safety stock? How do you decide when safety stock is a good business practice, and when it is a frightful waste of company resources? What's the best way to avoid stock-outs without unnecessarily tying up warehouse space? Terry Horner takes an in-depth look at this oft-misunderstood concept and offers various strategies to improve your safety planning using JD Edwards.  
Size: 540KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/19/2006
At JDEtips, we love gotchas. Terry Horner is a solid manufacturing consultant who has found many gotchas along the way. In this article, he gives us an overview of the planning processes for DRP, MPS, and DRP. He describes the behavior of the various planning levels, gives us some tips on how to best use them, then, as promised, provides the gotchas. And if you thought "time fencing" was just a buzz word, don't stop reading until you get to the section where he explains how to improve the validity and stability of your DRP/MPS/MRP messages and to reduce the "nervousness" of your messages through fence policies and procedures.  
Size: 554KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:11/10/2005
Many of our JDEtips articles are inspired by our readers. This one was triggered by an inquiry to our HelpDesk wondering why Forecasting wasn't coming up with the expected answers. So, we asked Terry Horner and Greg Gibson to collaborate on the subject. They not only accepted the challenge -- they outdid all expectations! Read how it works, how to set it up, how to understand and use the results and, of course, the gotchas! One of our Manufacturing reviewers remarked, "I have never used JD Edwards Forecasting and yet I feel like an expert after reading the article." We hope you agree!  
Size: 1260KB, Version:1, Publication Date:11/9/2004
Sometimes more is better, and sometimes less is more. In this article, Pat Martino discusses the scenarios where Supplier Scheduling should be employed to enhance standard MRP. He brings us through the reasons for implementing Supplier Scheduling, then shows us how. He shows us also how to optimize and streamline the process -- actually cutting the number of processing steps in half!  
Size: 333 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:9/1/2003
MRP is a resource hog, right? Well, let's not accept that as a given, and just keep buying more CPU power. Brian's paper shows you how to run MRP runs in parallel, thereby speeding up processing by a huge factor. Time savings of up to 90%. This one tip could save you untold headaches, and lots of bucks!  
Size: 255 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:3/1/2003
Pat has the knack of simplifying complexity, something we all need more of in our lives. Here, he takes a fairly complex topic, Forecast Consumption, and explains in detail what you might be missing in terms of manufacturing to meet your true demand. Bottom line results, right here!  
Size: 180 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2002
Benefit from the hundreds of hours other clients have spent testing MRP and DRP. Reading this 50 page document will save you many lost days and nights! Sue is a Systems Analyst at Patrick Industries, a JDE client.  
Size: 190 KB, Version:1.0, Publication Date:1/1/2001
This White Paper gives you some good ideas on how to use the Master Planning Family Category Code to give you maximum benefit. It can be used in a variety of creative ways to help drive your planning process.  

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