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Release Notes for Version 2.2a and SSD 2.2.a
Advanced Inventory Management Versions: 2.2a and SSD 2.2a
MFG/PRO Compatibility for 2.2a: 9.0, initial release through Service Pack 5
eB, initial release through Service Pack 5
eB2, initial release through Service Pack 5
MFG/PRO Compatibility for SSD 2.2a: eB2.1 initial release
Supported Languages: US English, German, Castilian Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Dutch, French
Date: May 15, 2004
Installation Guide: Advanced Inventory Management item 78-0628A
User Guide: Advanced Inventory Management item 78-0591B
New Features for MFG/PRO eB2
Support for Supplier Consignment
AIM 2.2a now provides support for the Supplier Consignment module released with MFG/PRO eB2.
Implementing AIM with Supplier Consignment requires a few additional setup tasks.
Consignment Receipt
You must set up new transaction types for consignment in Internal Routing Assignment Maintenance (80.2.9) and Algorithm Assignment Maintenance (80.6.9).
See Chapter 3 and Chapter 8 of User Guide: Advanced Inventory Management for additional details.
The transaction types are:
CN-RCT. This transaction records a purchase order receipt of consigned inventory.
INSP-CN. Use this transaction to route consigned inventory (received with the CN-RCT transaction) to inspection.
BACK-CN. Use this transaction to move consigned inventory to the main storage area after inspection.
FAIL-CN. Use this transaction to move consigned inventory to the reject area when the inspection fails.
Transfer Ownership
Supplier Consignment added a new Transfer Ownership field to Site Maintenance (1.1.13) and Location Maintenance (1.1.18) in MFG/PRO. At the location level, this field determines whether inventory received into the location retains its consigned status or receipt initiates a transfer of ownership.
This same field has been added to AIM Location Maintenance (80.3.13.1) and Mass Location Maintenance (80.3.13.21) where it has the same effect. See User Guide Volume 2B: Distribution for details on Supplier Consignment.
Customer Consignment
AIM now supports the Customer Consignment module introduced in MFG/PRO eB2. No special setup is required to manage customer consigned inventory in AIM.
New Picking Algorithms
Eight new picking algorithms have been added to AIM to give you increased control over how consignment stock is picked:
 
Algorithm
Description
61
Pick by Location Consignment Stock Only
62
Pick by Lot/Serial Consignment Stock Only
63
Pick by Date Consignment Stock Only
64
Pick by Expiration Date Consignment Stock Only
65
Pick by Location Nonconsignment Stock Only
66
Pick by Lot/Serial Nonconsignment Stock Only
67
Pick by Date Nonconsignment Stock Only
68
Pick by Expiration Date Nonconsignment Stock Only
See Chapter 8 of User Guide: Advanced Inventory Management for additional details on setting up algorithms.
Note: The setting of Use Consignment First in Supplier Consignment Control (5.18.24) determines if consignment transactions are created when a stock record includes both consigned and nonconsigned inventory.
New Features for All Versions
Distribution Orders
Previous releases of AIM supported distribution order receipt and picking. AIM 2.2a extends the support for distribution order receipts.
Receiving Location
When a new intersite request is created, the default receipt location is the location associated with the item at the receiving site in Item Master Maintenance (1.4.1). AIM now verifies if the default value is a master list, warehouse, or a location that belongs to the receiving site. If this is not true, AIM uses the value specified for Site Location in AIM Item-Site Maintenance (80.4.9). This lets you set up AIM-specific default receipt locations for each site.
References Created During Receipt
When you receive orders with Distribution Order Receipt (12.15.20), the system now automatically creates references for items set up as being received in a different unit of measure. See Chapter 12 of User Guide: Advanced Inventory Management for details about this kind of receipt.
Note: This only occurs when the inventory in transit from the supplying site does not contain reference numbers.
Check Digit Generation
A new Check Digit Generation (80.3.13.13) program lets users create check digits for all locations of a given warehouse. The check digit can be from 1 to 8 alphanumeric characters. The system generates the check digits randomly. This function is useful for warehouses that are not managed with radio- frequency devices to ensure that the correct locations are being referenced during picking.
Transactions by WLG Report (80.9.11)
For companies that manage tasks with paper-based systems rather than radio-frequency (RF) devices, the new Transactions by WLG Report (80.9.11) lists all open transactions sorted by work location group (WLG). Previously, users had to print each task on its own page.