• Bill of Materials

      • Bill of materials (BOM) supports simple assembly or light manufacturing
      • Use the BOM functionality to:
        • formulate sub-assemblies into finished goods
        • assign differing valuations for work in process
        • supports batch creation of unfinished items while assembling
        • protect designated Protected Stock from order entry allocation during assembly
        • print worksheet of required assempbly materials and steps
      • Use reverse BOM for distributors who cut standard size items and need to track and/or keep inventory of smaller pieces that can be sold
      • Include items in the assembly unique to a particular finished goods unit of measure; (e.g., specify different labels and box/bottle sizes for finished goods with differing units of measure)
      • Unlimited levels of nested BOMs: a BOM may be a component of another BOM
      • Ability to attach recipes or assembly instructions to BOMs
      • Cost of BOM reflects most recent cost of products
      • Automatically generate POs for special order items contained on BOM

    • Finished and Unfinished Kits

      • Allows for Finished Kits or Unfinished Kits
      • Finished Kits take components from inventory and combine these to form a new product; can be used as a short-form BOM
      • Finished Kits are displayed, priced, costed and inventoried as the finished product
      • Unfinished Kits are a set of components that may be sold separately but are often sold together as a Kit
      • Unfinished Kits when specified on an order, are replaced by the Kits’ components; any components can be added or deleted as desired, and the order is priced, costed and inventoried by the components
      • Place purchase orders for kits for better vendor prices and disaggregate into underlying kit components
      • Kits may be used to support pour-up or pour-down operations to repackage raw materials in different containers

    • Core Pricing and Accounting for Re-Manufactured Parts

      • Use kits for re-manufactured auto parts
      • Supports Core tracking and accounting for re-man parts (e.g. brake shoes)
      • Allows refund of the core price with the return of the old core and issuing Credit Memos for these
      • Maintains inventory of Core parts as well as the re-manufactured assemblies incorporating the Cores
      • Pricing of the re-manufactured parts can allow for labor costs of refurbishment
      • For example, for Auto parts Cores:
        • Set up the brake shoe (i.e., the core) as a separate part and set up a kit which includes the brake shoe, a refitted new brake pad and the labor for refurbishing this assembly as a finished kit brake assembly
        • Finishing a brake assembly kit (i.e., Re-man), causes inventory of the brake assembly to go up and inventory of brake shoes and brake pads to go down
        • Return of a used brake shoe (i.e., return of a Core), causes inventory of the brake shoe only to go up, or create a kit to disassemble a used assembly and retain only the Core
        • Purchase of brake pads, increases inventory of these only
        • Auto parts companies can track the cores by setting these up as serialized products

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