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Software for Infor LX BPCS & Infor M3

Software Infor LX BPCS M3

Software 
for Manufacturers & Distributors

Infor LX, BPCS & Infor M3

Crossroads RMC offers a complete and comprehensive set of software applications to support the optimization and integration of your shop floor and warehouse.

Crossroads MES
Analytics Dashboard
Data Collection
     Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
     Manufacturing Inventory Management
OTTO - On-Time Ordering
AvaTax by Avalara
Barcode Label Generation by T.L. Ashford



 

Crossroads MES

MES Ultimate -JobStep Dashboard

Get Visibility on the Shop Floor

Access Real-Time Data from PCs, Tablets or Mobile Devices.
Crossroads MES and Crossroads MES Ultimate fill the gap between your Infor ERP and your lean manufacturing initiatives, by providing detailed production information in real-time. With MES you can accurately monitor and track the process of producing goods on the shop floor, and advance your manufacturing capabilities, improve profitability and customer satisfaction.

What is Crossroads MES Ultimate?

Powered by IBM i Power Systems, Crossroads MES is software developed specifically for manufacturers and distributors with Infor LX, BPCS or Infor M3 to modernize and transform your experience with easy to use dashboards.
 

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What are the Core Functions of Crossroads MES?

  • Shop Floor (Job) Management
  • Capacity Load Balancing
  • Labor / Machine Time Collection
  • Downtime Management
  • Production Monitoring
  • Dashboard Analytics (MES Ultimate only)
  • Parts Management
  • Quality Management
  • PLC Integration
  • Paperless Manufacturing
  • Pre-Built IDF Reporting (MES Ultimate only)
 

What are the Benefits of Crossroads MES?

  • Empowers Plant Operations Staff
  • Improves the Daily Planning Process
  • Standardizes Production Planning and Execution
  • Paperless Shop Floor that Eliminates Lost Paperwork
  • Eliminates Data Entry Time
  • Provides Realtime Production Status and Visibility
  • Access Real-Time Data from PCs, Tablets or Mobile Devices
  • Provides Details for Lot # Traceability
  • Monitors Setup, Wait and Downtime Event Reporting
  • Monitors Work-in-Process, Scrap Reporting
  • Monitors Product Quality Reporting
 

MES Video on laptop


Crossroads MES Video Series

Improve quality, agility, and visibility into your operations for only $5-a-day! Want to learn more about Crossroads MES? Watch our video series.

Get quick and easy access to the most up-to-date versions of all your production related documents. Watch Video>

It's time to increase your efficiency with Labor Reporting. All production hours are captured electronically, greatly improving job costing and making actual vs standards comparisons easy. Watch Video>

Give your operators an easy way to report production with a touch screen. Watch Video>

Get the latest version of all documents needed for the job with the touch of a button. Watch Video>

Catch material overages or shortages as they occur, when you report inventory usage on a timely basis. Watch Video>

Manual solutions can hold your company back. Automate your shop floor with Crossroads MES to get real time access to information and increase your efficiency. Watch Video>


 

 

 

Analytics Dashboard

Analytics Dashboard Transaction History

Analyze The Data You Use to Run Your Business

Analytics Dashboard allows you to configure your data any way you’d like, all without programming knowledge, or the need to touch your Infor ERP system!
 

What is Analytics Dashboard?

Developed specifically for Infor ERP's, Analytics Dashboard is software that allows you to analyzes the data you use to run your business. It provides the “big picture”, or gets down into the finer details, by providing sophisticated grid and charting functionality, filtering, export to Excel and PDF printing capabilities. Bring your data to life with flexible, interactive and fully customizable displays with real-time access to your Infor ERP. This is the perfect tool for executive management, supervisors and general displays in your warehouse or on the shop floor.
 

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Fully Customizable

Configure without programming knowledge, or the need to touch your ERP system!

Unlimited Mega Report Views

Generate full color reports with custom views & graphs.

Easy to Share

Schedule & Share reports & Excel spreadsheets with the touch of a button.

Desktop, Web & Mobile

View real-time trends by product, line of business, job step status, transaction history, sales rep, & more.

Analytics Dashboard Animated Video (1:42)

 

 

 

 

Shop Floor Data Collection

Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)

 
Optimize Your Warehouse Processes
WMSWarehouse Management Systems (WMS) is a fully integrated solution that provides real-time visibility, flexibility and the control you need to optimize your warehouse processes according to your unique business needs.
Key Benefits:​
     • Optimize your warehouse layout to increase efficiency
     • Obtain a complete overview of inventory to help improve customer service
     • Streamline your warehouse processes to reduce costs

WMS can be stand-alone or exchange information with many other functional areas including Logistics, Production, and Planning, to help improve your overall business performance.

Functionality:
           
• Goods receipts
• Guided putaway
• Task management
• Stock allocation (FIFO, FEFO, optimized picks)
• Lot control
• Wave (bulk) picking
• Single order picking
• Multi-zone picking
• Pick/pack, automatic replenishment
• Load management
• Multi-lingual dispatch notes
• Shipping pallet labels
• Automated end-of-day consignment details to your carrier(s)​






 

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Inventory Notification Subscription

Manufacturing Inventory Management

Track All Forms of Inventory, from Raw Materials & WIP to Finished Goods & Shipments, in Real-Time
Manufacturing Inventory Management is configurable solution that tracks all forms of inventory, allowing you to increase visibility through your entire order fulfilment 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
• 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

“Removing the allergen liability issue was of paramount importance for our business,” stated the Plant Manager. “The increased labor efficiencies and service levels, along with the significant reduction in working capital were the cherry on top of the ice cream.”
             

 

 

OTTO - On Time Orders

OTTO Overview Video (2:11)

Manage Customer Orders & Get Them Produced & Shipped On Time

OTTO specializes in proactively managing customer commitments to make sure that orders can be delivered on time.
Most manufacturers spend an inordinate amount of time chasing down information…running here and there between the planners, schedulers, buyers and production supervisors in order to make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding item availability, demand, outside service requirements and inventory movements. All of this takes SO MUCH TIME! OTTO is able to eliminate all of this because he has impeccable organizational skills, he has real time visibility over the entire production plan and he takes great care in juggling multiple priorities with ease. OTTO is reliable and he shows excellent judgment. Best of all, OTTO is able to anticipate his employer’s every need, and allow them to focus on what they do best…run their business!
 

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enlightenedAPICS Innovation Award of Excellence  

 

Making plans happen isn't just about material, quite often supporting activities can be the real cause of delays. OTTO monitors:

  • Outside services (such as heat treating and plating)
  • Q/A for pharmaceuticals and inspection
  • Moving off-site inventory to the plant
  • Moving inventory from temporary (conveyer) location to pickable location
  • Overseas containers
  • Design engineering for make-to-order
 
 


"These productivity and on-time shipment improvements are not accidents or just a result of things going our way for a couple of months. They are a result of what people can do when they are given the necessary tools to do their jobs. OTTO has given us the necessary tools for turning our plans into sales dollars.”  Manufacturing Manager - light and flag poles

OTTO gives us the agility and speed in making our manufacturing decisions by providing the visibility to see immediate customer needs.” Vice-President of Manufacturing - abrasive products

 





 

AvaTax by Avalara

Invoice Line Items

Comprehensive and current tax rates applied in real time

AvaTax's cutting-edge technologies and processing logic manage complicated tax issues, such as situs, nexus, tax tiers, tax holidays, exemption certificate management and product taxability rules.
AvaTax delivers address validation and sales tax calculations on-demand. CertCapture digitally creates, stores and accesses exemption certificates at the point of sale. Returns closes the loop on your sales tax compliance process – it completes and files all forms and remits your sales tax with one easy payment.
 

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The AvaTax cloud-based service stays current on taxation statutes and tax rates, so you never have to make a tax rate decision again!


Fast

Deliver real-time sales tax calculations as the transaction is taking place via a secure, encrypted Internet connection – without disrupting your existing workflow. Streamline the exemption process for you and your customer, with online certificate collection. Process returns on-time, every time with automated filing and remittance.

Easy

Seamless integration with existing business systems eliminates the guesswork. No more time-consuming collection of information for returns completion or tracking jurisdictional requirements for filing. Produce the correct exemption certificates at any time, from anywhere. Reduce turnaround time for auditor requests and customer purchasing.

Accurate

Forget having to track rates, rule changes and tax holidays: AvaTax calculates using up-to-date, real-time sales and use tax rates and rules. Ensure accuracy using AvaTax address validation, sourcing rules, product taxability and jurisdiction assignment — accurate down to the rooftop level. Reduce your audit risk with Avalara Returns filing and remittance.

Affordable

Eliminate hardware acquisition and maintenance costs with our cloud-based service model. Simple, out-of-the-box integration reduces implementation and training costs. Subscription-based pricing is scalable to meet the needs of customers of all sizes.



Barcode400 Overview

IBM i Barcode Label Generation

Automate & Integrate Your Labeling
Save time and money by centralizing your labeling application on the IBM i and integrating labels directly with the applications that run your company.
Barcode400 Features:
 • Design labels from IBM i file data or data passed from another program.
 • Print labels directly from the IBM i.
 • Integrates into existing IBM i applications.
 • Automates & integrates with your ERP, Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), Crossroads RMC's Data Collection and MES solutions.
 • Supports hundreds of thermal transfer printers as well as HP and compatible models, including printers.
 •  RFID Support
 • Output labels as a PDF that can be archived to any network location, or automatically e-mail the PDF for you. 
 •  Includes hundreds of pre-designed compliance labels and the best support to back you up.

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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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    "Crossroads RMC has been one of those rare discoveries. Competent people that care that they do a good job and have a good way of communicating without being demeaning. We hope to have Crossroads RMC on our backup team for years to come."

     

    Nidec Avtron ManufacturingDirector of QA & MIS


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    "We are very happy with the results and by all accounts the project is a success. Crossroads RMC continues to deliver extremely knowledgeable consultants and project management. We simply wouldn't have made it without them. It continues to be a pleasure working with Crossroads RMC."

     

    Brandt Agricultural Products LtdIS Manager


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    "Crossroads RMC was instrumental in assisting us with upgrading our LN system from 10.2 to 10.6. We had a few security obstacles that we had to work around and a short time frame in which to complete the project, but Crossroad was quick to resolved the issues to get the new system online. They were integral part of our success."

     

    HunterDouglasIT Specialist


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    "Improving the efficiency of all our operations is key to our ongoing success. Crossroads RMC’s Data Collection solution clearly can help us on an ongoing basis, and it offers immediate improvement and a foundation we can continue to build on."

     

    RHI MagnesitaIT Manager


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    "The recent BPCS work completed by Crossroads RMC was the most satisfying consulting project I have been involved with over my 20 year career, some of that having been a consultant myself. Hugh Carty and Luis Diaz are both very competent and efficient technically but also, importantly, respectful and courteous to all employees with whom they worked. They are what a consultant should be. Should the need arise again we will certainly hope to obtain their services."

     

    Central Wire IndustriesIT Director


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    "Crossroads RMC has a highly responsive Director of their IBM i Group in Frank Petrasio. During our implementation of Infor’s ERP LX, we needed additional assistance beyond what Infor could directly provide. Another consultant that I trusted and respected suggested that I contact Frank. The short version of the story is “I did and I’m pleased with the results”. I used resources recommended and assigned by Frank who were both 3rd party and direct employees in the areas of EDI, OLM, Finance, and general programming during our conversion and go-live. Post go-live, I was searching for assistance with the possibility of implementing the ECC (Engineering Change Control) module of LX. I again reached out to Frank for a resource and had the opportunity to work with a consultant who knew more about ECC than anybody else I could find from any company. Overall, I would say that my experience with Frank, his company and their resources could be summed up like this: “I found a Director who understands responsiveness, works diligently to provide quality resources, met some amazing consultants and got some amazing results.” If you have need of IBM i services, contact Crossroads RMC and speak with Frank Petrasio. I believe you’ll be as happy as I have been."

     

    Peterson Manufacturing Company Corporate Director of IT


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    "We sought out Crossroads RMC to be our main source of service on our aging ERP system that is becoming more difficult to maintain internally. Every task, request and email has been answered with accuracy and professionalism. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Crossroads RMC and consider them a valuable partner to our support team."

     

    Western Industries Plastics Products LLCIT Manager


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    "Our upgrade from BPCS 6.1 to LX 8.3 was greatly aided by Crossroads RMC. Their extensive knowledge of the financial system was a saving grace for us since we had a system that was setup over 15 years ago by people no longer in the company. The patience and professionalism of Hugh Carty made the transition much less complicated and frustrating. There is no doubt in my mind that it would have taken a much longer period and a substantially more painful path if it was not for Crossroads RMC bending over backwards to accommodate our processes and time constraints. Crossroads RMC was also able to help us with AS400 technical training, MRP production system design and pricing using Promotions and Deals. This large swath of knowledge was very helpful in management discussions. Thanks to the Crossroads RMC team and in particular Hugh Carty, Yupo was able to bring this implementation under budget and on time."

     

    Yupo Corporation USAIT Manager


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    "Crossroads RMC has been a valued and trusted technology partner for a decade. The Crossroads RMC consulting and technical teams have enabled Mohawk to achieve the maximum benefits of our BPCS enterprise resource planning implementation. Crossroads RMC is responsive to all of our consulting and technical requirements ranging from daily operational issues to large-scale systems integration projects. Recently, Crossroads RMC supported the design and implementation of a highly successful eBusiness project to integrate our customers, banking institutions, and third- party warehouses to our enterprise-systems. Mohawk will continue to partner with Crossroads RMC to leverage information technologies, to maintain a competitive edge and to remain the largest manufacturer of premium printing, writing and imaging papers in the country."

     

    Mohawk Fine PapersDirector, Business Process Management & Information Technology


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    "Crossroads RMC supported us in our corporate pursuit of “Excellence of Finance”. They helped us reduced the mundane day-to-day tedious functions in Finance by building automated reconciliations and interfaces that allow us to provide our financial statements to our shareholders in much less time on a monthly basis."

     

    Sandvik Materials TechnologyCIO SMT Americas