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Topic:   Free issued parts on Purchase Order rather than Works Order

By: TimHPosted on: Apr 17 2019 at 05:47:45 AM
Has anyone got any suggestions of good ways to neatly handle free-issued parts on items that are bought rather than manufactured internally?

The specific example is a "turn key" circuit board assembly that is bought from an assembly house, but 1 or 2 of the parts they use are supplied by us rather than procured by the assembly house on our behalf.

Ideally I want to buy this via a purchase order, but that doesn't take account of the free issued part - which I need to monitor from a shortage point of view, as well as needing to take into account the cost of the part in the overall product costing.

I could do it as a works order, obviously, but I use 2 or 3 different assembly houses and each has a different cost - which is why the purchase order route is more appropriate I think.

It's almost like I need to be able to add the free-issue part to the purchase order with a negative quantity, that would reduce the on-hand quantity of the part when the purchase order is issued - but that is messy and "arcane".

Or that a works order can somehow be issued to a chosen supplier with an associated (purchase) cost?

Ideas welcomed.

By: troyPosted on: Apr 18 2019 at 05:31:50 AM
Create and upper level assembly in MiniMRP... BOM would contain;
ASSY-001 (the part you buy from CM)
RES-001 (the part you supply)
XFMR-001 (the part you supply)
When you create the work order, demand would be driven for the purchased assembly as well as the supplied parts. When you issue the job, all items would be releived from inventory.

By: TimHPosted on: Apr 18 2019 at 06:50:47 AM
Troy - that's so obvious I now feel very stupid!!

Thank you :)

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