The Attivo Blog

Oct 25 2016

Food & Beverage Industry: Detectives Fight Food Fraud

You've heard the stories: wood pulp in Parmesan cheese, horse meat at the IKEA's beef Bolognese, and other food fakers. It's a serious problem when you have multiple vendors all working together to make one product. How are you, as a food or beverage manufacturer, supposed to stay in compliance and out of law suites? Click to read how and watch the video of the Food Detectives that find out about these food frauds...


Oct 10 2016

Why Every Company Needs Document Management

The daily rigors of modern business has become synonymous with stress, overwork, and tons of tasks that are essential to sustain and grow the company. So, how can you take the time-sucking task of finding documents out of your workflow? Let's find out.


Oct 07 2016

MRP Made Easy – Understanding Order Policy Codes

MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) is not as difficult as most people think, and with a few new vocabulary words, you can be on your way.  Think of MRP as the smartest person that you could hire…with a photographic memory, ability to make a million calculations in an instant, but with zero common sense.  It will only do what you tell it to do.  That’s where the first set of instructions comes in – the order policy code, which is found on the item master.

If you leave the code BLANK, MRP will ignore the item completely, which assumes that you will be using either a min/max or visual method of reordering that item.  Otherwise, the order policy code (OPC) can be set to direct MRP to make recommendations for replenishment in one of four distinct ways.  MRP’s recommendations come in the form of Computer Planned (CP) orders. Click to read more about the four distinct ways OPC can be set to direct MRP.