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Topic:   MISC Parts QTY Increasing?

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 6 2023 at 09:35:03 AM
We have an item in the system for our labor estimate on each assembly. I have this marked as a MISC item because my understanding is that MISC items will not count towards inventory but their costs can be accounted for in assemblies.

For some reason every time we make a work order for an assembly the MISC items QTY On Hand increases.

For example if I have an assembly with 4 units of part number LABOR the quantity on hand for the LABOR item will increase by 4 units every time we make a work order for that assembly.

At the end of the day I do not think this really matters because the MISC items are ignored for inventory valuation but it is odd.

I am on version

By: SupportPosted on: Jul 6 2023 at 10:58:51 AM
Let me make sure I understand.

You have an assembly. That assembly contains 4 MISC items. Every time you build the assembly the OnHand quantity of the 4 MISC items increases?

Yes. That is strange. When you build an assembly the OnHand quantity of components just reduce (not increase) but Qty of MISC items should not not go down. Certainly not up.

Have I understood that correctly?

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 6 2023 at 01:57:07 PM
Yes. That does appear to be what it is doing. We have some work orders that should be completed tomorrow. I will take note of the labor QTY on hand now and see if they increase the way I think they are.

Under history all of the "ISSUE" events are showing up in the "Out" column but the qty does seem to increase. I have zeroed this out twice now but it keeps going back up.

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 6 2023 at 02:02:08 PM
I have another MISC item where I did an adjustment to put 2 into stock then we shipped those two items and the Quantity did not come down. It still says 2.

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 7 2023 at 06:09:59 AM
The idea is that MISC items can be bought, sold and consumed in work orders but their onhand quantity doesn't change. LABOR is a good example of a MISC item. It has a part number and a value but it's OnHand quantity would usually be zero and stay at zero because it's not a physical thing.

By: SupportPosted on: Jul 7 2023 at 09:10:13 AM
I've found that if a work order is reversed then even MISC items are dekitted and this would increase the OnHand quantity the same as for all other parts. We will fix that anyway.

Could that explain your problem? You've reversed/undone work orders? and then maybe redone them?

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 7 2023 at 01:59:57 PM
You are correct. I added up all of the DEKITTED lines and it equals what we are showing in stock. This is exactly what happened. I didnt think we had dekitted that many labor hours but I guess we have. I will zero this out and wait for an update.

Do you have instructions on how to update a network install? Do I just update the installation in the network location or do I need all users to update their local installation as well?

By: SupportPosted on: Jul 8 2023 at 09:14:56 AM
The update has now been released. Downloads from the downloads page should now be 5.0.136

You asked " Do I just update the installation in the network location This sounds like you have a copy of the MiniMRP program EXE in a network shared location and all users are linking to that?. Is that correct? If you do then the way to do it would be to install on your own computer and then to copy (only) the new minimrp exe file from your computer into that networked/shared folder. All other users won't need upgrading because they'll all just linking to whatever exe is in the shared folder anyway.

If this doesn't answer your particular setup, for example using SQL Server etc. then please email.

By: GuestPosted on: Jul 10 2023 at 02:40:40 PM
Yes, I have my users accessing the EXE file on the network.


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