How to manage procurement route for products that can be either "manufacture" or "buy"?
In our company we have products that can be manufactured by ourselves or bought to suppliers. The decision between manufacturing or buying a particular product can be made according to:
- Quantities available. If a quick order is confirmed and supplier product delivery not done yet, manufacturing can be done.
- When work load is too high and/or supplier cost lower the product can be bought
Two ways seems feasible to handle this but not completely satisfying:
- Creating 1 bom with bought product and 1 bom with manufactured product selected with a property ("buy" or "manufacture"). The problem is that properties are selected on the sales order only. And this decision has to be made by the manufacturing team only.
- Using both "buy" and "manufacture" routes. But how can the decision been made?
How would you handle this (common I would say) case?