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Is there a one per order flag for items on a Bill of Material?

Jeff Beidler
on 8/15/14, 12:51 PM 896 views

In our previous MRP system, we had a flag that could be set on a BoM to specify that only 1 of an item should be included for an entire manufacturing order.  For example, you only need one assembly instruction manual to go along with a kit of parts to make a hundred finished items.  I don't see any way to do this in OpenERP, so the system is trying to consume 100 manuals for a manufacturing order for 100 items.  The manuals should actually be non-inventoried stock, and not reflected in the QoH counts.  How can I set up something like this behavior?

Matt Taylor
On 11/11/14, 5:59 PM

Can you include the assembly instruction manual at a higher level in the BOM structure?  For example:

Change BOM from this:

  • Parent Assembly A
    • Widget 1: qty=1
    • assembly instruction manual: qty=1

To this:

  • Parent Assembly B
    • assembly instruction manual: qty=1
    • Parent Assembly A
      • Widget 1: qty=100

Then, rather than making an order for 100 of Parent Assembly A, you would create an order for 1 of Parent Assembly B.

Depending on the different quantities you would want to produce, you may need to have several different parent assemblies.  For example, this:

  • Parent Assembly C
    • assembly instruction manual: qty=1
    • Parent Assembly D
      • Widget 1: qty=200

Or, this:

  • Parent Assembly E
    • assembly instruction manual: qty=1
    • Parent Assembly F
      • Widget 1: qty=50


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Asked: 8/15/14, 12:51 PM
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