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Assembly Orders - Business Central

  • 1.  Assembly Orders - Business Central

    Posted Mar 04, 2021 12:55 PM
    Hi
    I'm using Assembly orders (with Advanced Warehouse Management) in Business Central to provide basic kitting functionality.
    We have a simple bill of materials that consists of three component items that are assembled together to produce an assembled item.
    I have a situation where one of the components is damaged and cannot be used.
    Is there a way that I can issue an "extra" component to the assemble order so that the full quantity on the original assembly order can be made.
    e.g. Assembly order is created for quantity 10. Component items are on a 1-2-1 ratio so 10 of each component item are issued to the assembly order. One of the component items is damaged so I want to be able to issue a further one of that component so I can still assemble a quantity of 10
    Thanks
    Phil

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    Phil Tew
    Bionical Emas
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  • 2.  RE: Assembly Orders - Business Central

    NAVUG ALL STAR
    Posted Mar 05, 2021 08:57 AM
    Phil,

    Your not the first person asking this question... When you create an Assembly Order the Lines are that of the BOM Items and quantities. So if the line reflect Label with a QTY = 1, the Quantity to Consume = 1. You can add new Item lines, to the Assembly Order, consuming more of the quantity. See my pic below adding the last line.

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    Make sure you update the Quantity Per to calculate the correct value. In my example, my Item has an original Quantity per of 10 so I only need 1 hence my new line shows Quantity per = .1.

    After adding the new line I can produce Warehouse Pick for additional request.

    Thanks,
    Steve



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    Steven Chinsky
    Manager
    Wipfli
    Mansfield MA
    NAVUG/BC Programming Committee Member
    NAVUG All-Star, Granite Award Recipient, MCP, DCMP
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  • 3.  RE: Assembly Orders - Business Central

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Mar 08, 2021 10:15 AM
    Phil - couple of  considerations with adding additional components to an Assembly Order regarding the quantity. If you post against an Assembly Order multiple times - adding  a new line/component is not straight forward - meaning to have the correct additional consumption is not clean. If your Rounding is set to one on the item you could get fractional quantities of on hand which may not be desirable.

    Example: Qty is for 100 and you post 50 - to add an additional 1 of a component after posting the 50 you would need to divide 1/50 not 100 since the Assembly is in progress and you anticipate reporting another 50. After adding the line if another 25 is posted you would get a fractional amount issued of the new component item which you may not want.

    Using an item journal to post the additional usage is much cleaner when using Assembly Orders. If you stored the Assembly number in the external Document No. in the item journal you would be able to analyze how often and what items consistently have additional components needed which may trigger an update to the assembly bom.

    Best Regards

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    John Grant
    Senior Application Consultant
    Innovia Consulting
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  • 4.  RE: Assembly Orders - Business Central

    Posted Mar 08, 2021 12:33 PM
    Hi John
    As I'm using Advanced Warehouse Management with directed pick/put-away I'd need to use Warehouse Item Journal to do this - this doesn't have the External Document No field available so not sure how I can associate it with the assembly order?
    Regards
    Phil

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    Phil Tew
    Bionical Emas
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  • 5.  RE: Assembly Orders - Business Central

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Mar 09, 2021 09:38 AM
    Phil - with Warehouse Item Journal use the default fields available do not provide a spot to store the assembly number. Suggest working with your developer or partner if the requirement is critical to come up with a field to use that eventually pulls into the item journal to Post. Tracking offline may be the best option if the tracking is being used to 'fine' tune the assembly Boms meaning overtime you will have less and less assembly adjustments.

    Best Regards
    John Grant

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    John Grant
    Senior Application Consultant
    Innovia Consulting
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