Strategic Due Date Adjustment Opt.




Overview of optional systems

While companies on the purchasing side use TPiCS-X with the host program of the Strategic Due Date Adjustment Option, companies on the parts supplier (vendor) side use the terminal program of the option.
Companies on the purchasing side perform the MRP calculations using TPiCS-X and send order data by e-mail through the host program.
And the other side automatically receives them through the terminal program, goes through due dates on the terminal program, and send back the due date change requests if there are any orders of which due date cannot be kept (should be put off.) The host program, then, can automatically receive the due date change requests from multiple vendors.
It is simply the
function to transmit order data on the Web so far but from here is going to be described the true value of TPiCS-X.
The companies on the purchasing side have to judge whether or not a lot of due date change requests they have received will be acceptable, also determining whether or not they can handle new orders and changed orders from their customers.
When it is used together with TPiCS-X
s primary function of f-MRP and the MRP calculations are performed, the Strategic Due Date Adjustment Option is able to solve the problems all together.
If there are any problems found in the due date change requests, they will try to find them and ask their vendors for the review, or
ask their customers for due date changes.
Since the f-MRP calculations of TPiCS-X perform the calculation with a
buffer to the fluctuation, they will judge theres no problem at all if due date change requests from vendors and the fluctuation in orders from customers are within the buffer, and only list something beyond the buffer.
The users have to decide whether to ask their vendors for the review or to
ask their customers for due date changes based on the output list.
There can be two settings for the
buffer to the fluctuation; the standard inventory set for computed inventory in the future and the allowance for the delivery lead time set for the delivery lead time from the day parts are delivered till the day they are actually used. Furthermore, since the terminal program allows the users to reply in such a way that one order can be delivered in multiple times as the partial delivery schedule, the operation not to unnecessarily stir up the schedules of companies on the purchasing side is possible.

The terminal program can be used in liaison with the main body TPiCS-X, and if companies on the parts supplier side also use TPiCS-X, they can perform the MRP calculations and find out orders that have a problem with the delivery date.
Furthermore, since they can use the host program as well, they can reply due dates, considering the supply situation for grandchild parts.
Meanwhile, since the regular e-mail (POP3) is used for e-mailing, you can build the system very easily.




The terminal program is free of charge.

(1)The terminal program of the Strategic Due Date Adjustment Option is the system you can use free of charge.

As far as the demo version of TPiCS-X is concerned, all the functions will be executable if the number of records registered in the Item master is 50 or less, but only the functions of the terminal program will be available if it exceeds 50.
That is, the MRP calculations, the registration of the Bill of Materials, the customer order entry, or the manufacturing number explosion will not be available if there
s only the terminal program available.
  However, the following functions are available free of charge:
Receiving e-mails of the Due Date Reply Request data from the host, and sending e-mails of the Due Date Reply data.
Importing the Due Date Reply Request data to the Customer Order data, and referring to them.
Master registration (the Item master, the Work Center master, the Unit Cost master, the Operation Hours master, the Inventory List, the Customer master, and the Selling rice master.)
Creating and printing the Order data.
Customization of the design of order forms.

(2)How to get the terminal program.

(1) Ask TPiCS Laboratory, Inc. for a loan-out of TPiCS-Xs demo version free of charge.
     You will still be able to use it after returning it past the loan-out period of three weeks.
(2) Ask one of the host program users to pass it out.
      We give one disc to them for 1,000 yen.
(3) Get it from one of the registered TPiCS system integrators.
(4) Purchase a demo version of TPiCS-X for 9,450 yen.

(3)Support of the terminal program.

As far as the support regarding the terminal program is concerned, it receives the same treatment as well as other systems such as TPiCS-X.
Refer to Support Provisions (PDF file) for details.
※ The PDF files can be viewed with Acrobat Reader from Adobe Systems Inc.

(4)User registration.

When users of the terminal program become the registered user, an ID and its  password dedicated to the user will be issued, and be able to:
(1) Download manuals and the latest version from the home page.
(2) Upgrade from older versions to the latest one free of charge.
(3) Receive the TPiCS reports.
 The user registration will be done through the user of the host program, or by sending the below user registration form, with the user name who uses the host program clearly specified, to us.

 User regitration form of the terminal program



Prices and Operating Environments

  Host program: 525,000 yen.
  Terminal program: Free of charge
  f-MRP basic system: 1,050,000 yen.
  Customer Order and Sales Option: 525,000 yen.
  Other options: From 315,000 yen to 525,000 yen.

  Host program:
     TPiCS-X Version 3.1 and the environment where TPiCS-X works.
     Exclusive e-mail address. (Any regular e-mail address using the POP3 protocol will be fine.)

  Terminal program:
     Windows XP, Windows 2000, or Windows NT.
     Exclusive e-mail address. (Any regular e-mail address using the POP3 protocol will be fine.)
     Unnecessary to purchase any additional databases since the MSDE is going to be used free of charge.
     A stand-alone use is also possible.



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