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By: FlemmingPosted on: Feb 20 2020 at 09:41:42 AM
I have a process where I have a secondary yield from the process, it could be a distillation process where the last cut recycles back in the process. Another example is a process where an intermediate assembly is used as a raw material and is regenerated from the process in same amount. Is it possible to handle this in a smart way? I tried to make the intermediate consist of the product that was produced, but that created a loop in the program :-).

By: SupportPosted on: Feb 21 2020 at 05:15:30 AM
As I said in a previous post....

it appears you have some product, or by-product, of the build process needing to be looped back as an ingredient into the same build process from which it came. That sounds like something special requirement and there's probably software out there specifically designed for that trade/industry. Probably very expensive software I imagine. You may be able to figure out some way to use MiniMRP but I'm afreaid it's not something we could advise on because we simply don't understand your distillation process.

By: JasonPosted on: Feb 21 2020 at 05:31:14 AM
But if you have a separate/previous process that makes a batch of something that will be used later to make a batch of something else then that shouldn't be a problem.

For example. If I was making a mixed fruit cocktail then I might take the fruit juices "APPLE001", "BLACKBERRY001" and mix a batch of those together to get my mixed fruit juice "FMIX_001". That's an assembly (CSAS) in its own right. I could even store that in the frdige for a few days.

Then when I want to build a cocktail the BOM (recipe) for the cocktail does not include apple or blackberry. It just lists the required amount of FMIX_001 and some vodka, ice, a straw and a stupid umbrella.

So. two seprate work orders. One two build the FMIX_001 in advance and the second Work Order to build the cocktail.

But you could also do it by having the FMIX as an ASSY and you'd just need one work order to build the cocktail which would automatically build the FMIX at the same time.

But, as support said earlier, if your process is creating a by-product where a specific measure of said by-product needs to loop back into the process then I'm scratching my head I'm afraid.

By: GuestPosted on: Feb 21 2020 at 05:36:16 AM
This 'by product' if you give that a part number and make it type MISC then you can include its quantity in your BOM and the BOM will consume it when you run a work order but because its type is MISC then its quantity will not be decremented from your inventory (it has a part number but does not physically come out of your inventory).

Of course won't won't record the fact that it's a by-product of the process. It just appears out of thin air. Not sure if that'll work for you.

All I can say is have a play with the software. Make a backup before doing anything then you can go back if it doesn't work the way you expect.

By: GuestPosted on: Feb 21 2020 at 08:22:47 AM
Thanks, I will give it a try

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