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Topic:   assembly build cost

By: GuestPosted on: Apr 1 2022 at 12:11:07 PM
It seems the build cost of an assembly is the sum of the cost of all the parts in the assembly- fair enough. However, some assemblies I purchase "pre-assembled" from a contract manufacturer. In this case, I can put an entry in the suppliers tab, but it doesn't change the build cost. Is there any way to have the "price" from the suppliers tab override the "build cost" when calculating the cost of this assembly?

By: JBPosted on: Apr 2 2022 at 02:51:06 AM
What we do in this case is change the TYPE of those sub assemblies to PART. This makes minimrp take it as a normal part using the supplier's price.

If I need to view, print or edit that assembly's parts list I change it, temporarily, back to ASSY. When I'm done viewing/editing I change it back to PART.

The method suggested by the minimrp guys though is to permanently change the TYPE to CSAS (Closed Sub ASsembly). This would then still just include the component costs but it does allow you to include the contract manufacturer's 'overhead' as a component to bring the build cost of the CSAS up to what it's really costing you.

Thinking about that second method does sound better but I just prefer the first one because I've been using minimrp since v1 when the CSAS type didn't exist

By: GuestPosted on: Apr 2 2022 at 12:40:44 PM
OK- tried both methods. I like the second one better. Thank you!

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