I am still investigating OpenERP and cannot find information on how to handle product BOMs with sub-assemblies and options that negate other parts.
For example on our appliances: - A stainless steel front panel vs standard powder-coated mild steel - Propane vs standard NG gas valves - Electronic vs standard analog control
A standard BOM would include sub-assemblies 1.0 Appliance Type1 1.1 Case 1.1.1 Front panel (steel) 1.1.1 L Side panel (steel) 1.1.1 R Side panel (steel) 1.1.1 Back panel (steel) 1.2 Gas Train 1.3 Mechanical Components 1.4 Electrical Controls
Ideally this would be accomplished by including a negative value for parts that would remove the standard part from the BOM and include the optional part in a subassembly. This would make the part quantities correct and allow for simple costing and pricing.
Example 1 would have an optional sub-assembly with parts something to the effect of: +1 Front panel (stainless) -1 Front panel (steel)
From what I have read, openerp does not handle BOMs this way. Does anyone have any experience with this? How does openerp handle configurable BOMs or variables within a product?
Thank you in advance.
You can have sub-assemblies as their own BOMs A parent BOM can call a sub assembly, allowing the sub-assembly to be used in a number of different BOMs. However, as for options, you would most likely have to create a BOM for each possible option. i.e.
Model 1 -
- Sub assembly 1(everything that is shared)
- Sub assembly 2 (propane gas valve)
Model 2 -
- Sub assembly 1
- Sub assembly 3 (NG gas valve)
Something similar to this anyway.
in my experience, we have shared components in their own sub assembly, such as a button PCB that is used on several different products.
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