Our latest CERM MIS 7.28 version update has been launched and is now ready for download. In this article we will cover the highlights.More information on the 7.28 version update can be found at the CERM Online Help. Don’t forget, carefully check the ‘breaking changes’, and remember that there are some mandatory actions to be completed before updating. If you are in need for support, please contact your CERM consultant or submit your ticket in our helpdesk.
Improved standard week scheduling capacity
The standard week scheduling capacity has been considerably enhanced from a single 24h timeslot per day with starting time and duration as basic parameters, to a digital weekly calendar where you can determine multiple timeslots. An interesting feature to properly identify your full capacity when having multiple shifts to organize. It equally avoids a distorted view on your week scheduling when having to counter unexpected circumstances such as sick-leave or individual holiday plans.
Our new capacity scheduling method allows you to multiselect all machines and edit their week scheduling in group to set a standard over a longer period, or to select and adjust a specific machine for a specific amount of time. The new scheduling calendar has an intuitive feel, just like any other digital agenda.
Sales price settings available at customer-level
During our previous CERM 7.26 version update we presented our development of the new tariff definitions method that allowed you to quickly respond to fluctuations in commodity and raw material prices by adjusting your tariffs. Your CERM MIS would apply these tariffs as its standard calculation method for every new sales order over a chosen period of time.
However, as from today, it is now possible to also assign tariff definitions at customer-level. If you are using the tariff definitions method as a standard, you can still decide to alter your pricing strategy for a specific customer and have the CERM MIS calculate sales prices based on recalculation-calculation or graduated prices.
Updated CERM-nShift partner integration
nShift handles the bidirectional communication with the transport carrier of your choice based on an EDI link between CERM MIS and nShift DeliveryHub. All updates related to status changes of each transport requirement are communicated from DeliveryHub to the CERM MIS.
In accordance with nShift’s API and Shipment Data Portal update, we now have adjusted our end of the CERM-nShift partner integration. Performance and safety improvements allow more detailed information to be shared much faster, and in a more secure environment. The shipment exporter combines exact nShift product ID’s to all shipment information.
Extended warehousing module with improved mobile application and simplified stock counting method and product batch consistency check
As from CERM 7.28, when moving a pallet to a new location, CERM-users will be given a choice to ‘move pallet to stock location’ or to ‘move existing pallet to stock location (new)’. When the latter warehousing settings are configurated, a warning will be issued when your operator scans a pallet that is unknow to the CERM MIS. Whereas with ‘move pallet to stock location’, a new pallet number is automatically generated so the pallet could be relocated immediately. A solution that might cause unexpected surprises in the following production steps.
The new ‘existing pallet’ method requires a manual intervention before an unknown pallet can be moved or taken into stock, forcing you to set the record straight and to create a clear administrative foundation for any further work steps in your production and/or warehousing workflow.
In addition to this new warehousing configurations, the stock counting SKUs are significantly simplified. Complete pallets are now scannable as a whole, making it unnecessary to unpack and scan each box or roll on the pallet during stock counting.
When a more extensive quality assurance and traceability is needed, we have added a product batch consistency check to the CERM 7.28 version update. A control mechanism that makes sure your quality requirements and traceability standards are met, allowing one or more product(s) or product batches being packed on the same pallet. And consequently, allowing one box to hold a single or multiple product(s) or product batches and whether to combine/separate these batches and boxes on different pallets.
Additional and improved custom fields, columns and grids
As with every CERM MIS version update, a lot of columns are added to the software upgrade as well as custom fields for other addresses, allowing the CERM-user to personalize and adjust their MIS to their company’s way of working and internal procedures.
For more information and an easy-to-learn tutorial on how to personalize grids or columns in your CERM MIS, subscribe to the CERM Academy and finish the look&feel course (cfr. Chapter 4 “Using Grids”: https://academy.cerm.net/courses/Look-and-feel)