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These are the official blogs about CalemEAM.
Jul
14

When to Use Item Owner Groups


This feature is introduced to enable item access control. One use case is to segregate technical parts from non-technical parts in purchasing control: Buyers responsible for technical spare parts can purchase spare parts in requisition and purchase orders.Buyers who are not authorized to purchase technical spare parts can only place non-technical i...
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Apr
22

How to Reset "Qty to Order" in Site Inventory


Inventory "Qty to Order" and "Qty on Order" might be off in Calem due to the following factors: When an inventory is uploaded the ordering is not triggered by minimum/maximum stock control and order generation.  This is by design because you may upload inventory with min/max and order creation configuration, followed by uploadin...
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Mar
29

How to Manage Inventory Items Individually


Inventory items are managed in bulk by bin/quantities in storerooms typically in Calem. For instance, there are three spark plugs in shelf 1 at the maintenance storeroom. However, managing inventory in bulk might not be sufficient for all organizations. For instance, there are three high precision cameras tha...
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Mar
17

How to Visualize Item Consumption Monthly


Monthly consumption for an individual item can be visualized in release R2022a of March 2022. It is based on the inventory KPI charts. Menu: Dashboard | Inventory Tab | Checkout Bar ChartClick Dashboard (1) to view Dashboard moduleClick "Inventory" Tab for inventory KPIs Click "Options" (2) in the chart above to set an individual item to show ...
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Jan
29

Multi-Site KPIs for Inventory


Multi-Site inventory KPIs are available in release R2022. They are accessible from the inventory KPIs in the "Inventory" tab of the dashboard. The multi-site KPIs are launched from summary inventory KPIs.A summary inventory KPI is based on all the site data accessible to the login user's profile.The "Multi-Site" menu icon launches the multi-si...
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Jan
29

How to Enforce Inspection before PO Receiving


Part inspection prior to receiving a PO is a process introduced in release R2022. The process allows one to enforce inspection before receiving a PO. For organizations that render payment when parts are received to inventory, this process adds a level of payment control. 1. Inspection Flag Inspection flag indicating the requirement of inspection fo...
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Jan
26

When to use Transient Storerooms


Transient storerooms are introduced in the coming release of Calem R2022. Parts stored in the transient storerooms cannot be checked out for use. A transient storeroom has its restriction attributes of value "Transient". For instance, a storeroom is created in the screenshot below to hold parts to be disposed.Parts can be moved into ...
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Dec
24

How to Set up Storerooms for Repaired Parts


​Storerooms dedicated for repaired parts have been introduced in Calem R21f. This feature allows storerooms to be set up for new parts and repaired parts. Menu path: Inventory | Open | Store listEdit a storeroom and set its restriction to "Repaired" for repaired parts. 1. Return Parts Repaired Internally ​ A part repaired internally ...
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Dec
24

Tips on Inventory Transaction Time


​Inventory transaction time is hidden in the transaction screen in Calem Release R21f. It simplifies the transaction forms and allows the server to set a transaction time to be the current time when a transaction is performed in the server. For instance, the checkout form does not have transaction time field. For customers who n...
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Dec
21

How to Avoid Duplicate Item by Part Number & Specification


Item Duplicate Prompt has been added in Calem Release R21f. It uses the manufacturer number to determine if a potential duplicate item has been entered. Item specification is also searched for potential duplicate. The screen flows below demonstrate the use of the duplicate prompt to avoid duplicate items. 1. Item Duplicate Menu path: Inventory | It...
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Oct
18

How to Prevent Over-Ordering of Spare Parts


In Release R21e a process is introduced to prevent ordering parts excessively. The process can help control the maintenance cost without affecting your maintenance operations. 1. Define Minimum and Maximum Stock Level The first step is to introduce minimum and maximum stock levels for your critical and expensive parts. Auto-requisition sh...
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Oct
18

How to Return Parts to a Bin in Storeroom


​The return transaction in the Inventory module is used to re-stock parts checked out previously. A part may be checked out for consumption in a work order, or for repair. A new bin location may be selected when returning a spare part. Menu path: Inventory module | Transactions | Return to StoreroomSelect an inventory item by lookup, or manual...
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Aug
13

How to Merge Inventory in Calem


Inventory Merging is introduced in the coming release of Calem R21d in August 2021. The feature addresses the following use case: Business units are managing inventory in their own inventory stores. Some part numbers are duplicates across business units. For instance, both part number 21101 in Plant A, and 21401 in Pla...
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Aug
13

Inventory Checkout Slips Report


A new report of inventory checkout is available in the coming release of R21d of August 2021. It allows one to report where parts are issued. Menu path: Inventory | Report | Checkout SlipsA date range is required to run the reportThe report can be searched and exported to excel Resources How to Set up Generic Items in CalemInventory TrainingUs...
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Jun
06

What Part Repair Processes to Choose in Calem


Part repair processes allow organizations to manage inventory stock and track repair cost. Calem provides the following repair processes. ​Repair Process​ ​Note​ ​1.  Asset Off-Site Repair​ ​Repairable parts are managed as assets.Repair processes are managed from warehouseAll repairs are done byoff-site vendors.​​ ​2. Non-AssetIntern...
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Feb
10

How to Implement Inventory Kit in Calem


Inventory kit is introduced in the coming release of R21. It allows one to group parts together based on usage and increase productivity in inventory purchase and checkout. The steps to implement kit are covered below. Define a kit for a set of parts that are used together for a maintenance task.Use the kit in a requisition to purcha...
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Jan
23

A Revisit of Inventory Valuation


There are changes in inventory valuation in the coming release of Calem R2021. The new process allows you to report inventory valuation by the following menu items: 1. Get the current inventory valuation: Menu path: Inventory | Report | Site Inventory Valuation by Avg Price 2. Get a valuation report at a previous date: Menu...
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Dec
29

How to Generate Inventory Checkout Report


This blog describes the steps to run inventory checkout report for a given period. The first step is to select date range to run the report: Menu path: Inventory | Report | Transaction/Valuation Select Transaction in the dropdown and set the date range to reportLeave "Site" field blank to report on all sites accessible to the login userClick "...
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Oct
23

How to Freeze Inventory Transactions


​Freezing inventory transaction is available in release R20e of October 2020. This feature allows financial teams to prepare reports while placing inventory transactions on hold. Inventory transactions are not allowed, and error messages are shown when transactions matching a freezing rule are executed. Menu path: Admin | Data Design | Tr...
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Jun
12

Enhancements to Inventory Module in R20c


​Enhancements have been made in the inventory module for the coming release of R20c based on customer feedback. They enable better productivity for end-users. 1. History of Bins in Receiving Parts When receiving parts to stock Calem will display current bin used for the receiving item if there is stock. Otherwise, one has to use "Pick Oth...
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