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This is specific to the new WMS/stock management in v8, and I can't find any good explanations of how this should work. At my company we need full lot traceability (we need traceability on everything), but when I enable full lot traceability for products and put them through a manufacturing process, I get stuck with an error about serial numbers. Here's a simple use case:
I define two products, miniwidget and bigwidget. The bigwidget has a simple BOM, it is made of 5 miniwidgets. Under the Inventory tab on both products, I click "full lot traceability."
So now I create a purchase order for 20 miniwidgets, confirm the invoice, and go to receiving. When receiving the products, it seems the prcess forces me to go to the new barcode scanning interface. That's fine in this case, I suppose, but I wonder it there's a way to receive items while staying in the admin web site. Anyway, on this screen, I have to click the settings icon and select "Create / Change Lot" and enter in a lot number. Is there a way to use a barcode scanner to do this automatically, or will receiving always have to click this icon and set the lot number? It seems the rest of the interface is set up to just accept barcode numbers and search the appropriate models correctly, but lot number doesn't work for me.
Now, once the units have all been scanned (or manually received), I can process the move and go back to the admin interface. I create a manufacturing order to create a bigwidget, which automatically creates some stock moves for the miniwidgets. It works up to the point of confirming the manufacturing order, but this is where I get stuck.
First, it creates two stock moves, which confuses me. The first one is from WH/Stock to Physical Locations/Production Floor (which I created), and that makes sense. But the second one is from Physical Locations/Production Floor to Virtual Locations/Production, which I did not create, and I don't understand the purpose for. (There's a third move for the bigwidget from Virtual Locations/Production to WH/Stock, which I guess makes sense, but I'd rather not use the intermediate virtual location).
Second, when I go to that first stock move, from WH/Stock to Physical Locations/Production Floor, I can't process it. I have stock on hand, but when I click Process, I get this error:
"You must assign a serial number for the product Widget"
I understand that it wants to know which lot these widgets are coming from, but there's no where in the interface to set that (at least not that I can see). I've set all my products to FIFO for removal, so shouldn't the system just pick some automatically? Also on this stock move, I noticed that there's a section for Reserved Quants, but there's nothing there. Obviously that's a problem, but I can't seem to create reserved quants by hand, and the system isn't doing it for me, so what do I do? How do I tell this stock move which lot/serial to pull from when filling this manufacturing order?
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|Asked: 8/27/14, 1:02 PM|
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