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By: EricPosted on: Nov 28 2017 at 11:20:00 PM
(please forgive me if this is covered elsewhere)

We have an engineering requirement that the Purchasing staff can only purchase parts listed in out "Approved Alternate Parts" list. For any given part used in an electronic assembly there may be one or more approved alternates (listing vendor and the vendor's part number.

The requirement is that when Purchasing staff are issuing purchase orders for new parts, and need to specify an alternate since the default supplier's part is unavailable, they are presented with a list from which they can select the alternate.

How would we implement that requirement in miniMrp?

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 29 2017 at 04:48:39 PM
In MiniMRP an item has "Your" part number but can also have an unlimited number of different vendor part numbers.

So, you might have a standard part number for 100k resistor. But you can buy those from a dozen different vendors.
In MiniMRP you'd have a single partnumber for 100k resistors but, via the supplier's tab in the item's detail window, you can add any number of other suppliers each with different supplier part number and even different prices, supply quantities, UOM, packaging etc.

I suppose if you instruct your buyer to only buy using one of those suppliers using the suppliers part numbers then wouldn't that do it?

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