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How can you assign Unique Serial Numbers to an Assembled part and all it's Component defined in a BoM and how can you track thes
This question is about assigning unique serial numbers to a manufactured product and all it's main components and how to track these serial numbers during the life cycle of the product.
The serial numbers of components need to be tracked from goods receipt, into the warehouse, in production, shipping to the customer and eventual return of the product for possible reclamation.
When manufacturing a batch (say of 50 PC's), how can I manually force the association of each PC Assembly with it's components (e.g. Motherboards, graphic cards, etc.?) and the respective unique serial numbers of each component? -e.g A PC Assembly - has a serial number XD234567 and has components Mother Board - serial number MB23423 and Graphics Card - serial number GC53454. The assembled product and it's components need to visible in the production, warehouse, shipping stages too.
How can I track (upstream & downstream) the assembled PC's serial number and also all components (with serial numbers) in it's BoM ? (this use to work better in version 6.1)
If a component (e.g. motherboard) is returned, how is it possible to track which Assembly it came from and which manufacturing order it's related to and any details of sales order, customer, etc.?
How could I swap one component with another after the product is assembled.
How is it possible to force unique serial numbers. i.e. it shouldn't be possible to allocate unique serial numbers to 2 products
Has anyone got ideas how best to support this manufacturing Scenario in Openerp 7.0 and whether there are any additional modules that need to be installed to achieve this functionality?
Thanks for any ideas - work-a-rounds - sharing of modules
there is a module for 7.0 in the community modules handling serial numbers, we have not tested it yet. But also for us the missing serial number functionality is a major blocker for us to implement OpenERP. Especially as OPenERP claims serial number features but delivers Lot numbers which is a major difference.
openERP v7 out of the box is not setup to force UNIQUE identifying numbers for items in stock. At the time of receipt you can have the system assign a new pack number to incoming products, but users can change the pack number later, either to a new pack number or an existing pack number. I am going through the modules and crafting my own custom module that removes that ability.
I really want to implement this aspect also because it is vital to my business.
Being able to assign a unique sequence number to a piece of inventory would be great.