Great Plains Bill of Materials Setup & Customization for Process Manufacturing – overview for consultantWritten by Andrew Karasev
Microsoft Great Plains has full-featured Manufacturing suite of modules: Capacity Requirements Planning, Job Costing, Master Production Scheduling, Materials Requirements Planning, etc. However Microsoft Great Manufacturing serves so-called discrete manufacturing market niche. At same time Great Plains fits to mid-size companies, where manufacturing processes might be categorized as light assembly. One of our clients, mid-size crane trucks manufacturing facility recently outsourced all parts assembly to overseas partners and concentrated on sales, distribution, leasing and only light final assembly. This small article describes you how you could deploy Microsoft Great Plains Bill or Materials in process manufacturing. We will describe combination of Sales Order Processing (SOP) module to get customer orders, Bill of Materials (BOM) to assembly for order, Inventory Control (IV) to allocate materials and Purchase Order Processing (POP) to replenish inventory •Order Taking. In SOP you create Sales Order and you use standard functionality – place order in batch and then upon completion you transfer order to Invoice to bill customer. If you participate in international business, you should take advantage from Multicurrency (MC) feature, expanded on SOP (Euro, Yen, Yuan, Peso, Real, etc.). •Manufacturing. In case of light process or discrete manufacturing we recommend you to call Bill of Materials engine upon saving of Sales Order to allocate assembled part into final product. This is classical Great Plains Dexterity customization, which should be tuned to your specific customer needs and this work could be done by Great Plains Dexterity Source Code partner only.
MicroWorld releases new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5 - the antivirus and content security software for mail servers.Written by MicroWorld Technologies Inc.
Michigan - May 20, 2005 - MicroWorld Technologies, Inc. leading solutions provider in area of Anti-virus and Content security, has announced launch of its new version of MailScan Ver. 4.5, antivirus and content security software for mail servers.
The new version of MailScan provides additional security features to allow users to monitor TCP connections on their systems, and use enhanced Anti-SPAM control to fight SPAM.
The new security feature interface displays all active TCP connections to your computer. It lists information about processes, protocols, local addresses, remote addresses and Process Status on computer. It allows you to identify any unauthorized access to your mail server and take effective counter measures to safeguard your system.
MailScan 4.5 provides user with real time access to Relay Blackhole List at for IPs of known Spammers. The site maintains active real-time Blackhole list that you can use to verify if any IP that connects to your MailServer is listed as that of a known Spammer, and take appropriate action.