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System Cutover time experiences

Jan 10, 2017 at 10:46 AM

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Hello all, I would like to ask if anyone has any anecdotal experience of time taken to manage a system cutover involving moving inventory from old plant to new plant which is linked to system build changes.

We have a project involving multiple plants included and would like to get some benchmark examples.

Thank you for any information.

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Jürgen L
Jan 10, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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from minutes to 2 weeks, pure cutover time for Go-Live, just considering inventory take over.

without knowing exact parameters such benchmarks are pretty worthless.

what number of inventoried items need to be transferred? how many plants? I had migrations from just 10 to some 100000s., with and without batch management, WM, serialized material, configured material. Does one need to pull the extract himself or is it delivered?

is a physical inventory done as cut-over activity or prior to that or not at all?

How secure and restricted is your system? Do you need extra roles, special approvals for execution, special accounts? Are you migrating in a fresh new company or into an existing company which is productive and has ongoing business?

Do you transfer stock 1:1 or do you need to split it into parts e.g. when the old system was only managed at product level and the new system has individual materials per packaging for the product?

Are goods reclassified, e.g. raw materials in old system, finished goods in a new system?

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Ian Beresford Jan 10, 2017 at 02:22 PM
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Thanks Jurgen, there are about 30+ plants and 15000 materials. As I said I am just looking for some anecdotal comments and I think yours is one I completely expected because it can all depend on the complexity and volume involved.

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