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Multi-Step Routing

  • 1.  Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    ​​Hello All,

    I have a new product that has components that are 'Make to Order' Production BOMs and the finished good item is also a 'Make to Order' Production BOM.  I know there is a way to have the routing dictate what is produced first and how, but am having difficulty making it function.  I need all the components to be produced before the finished good.

    Currently when the item goes on a sales order, the production order is showing up on the planning worksheet, but with everything in the same production order and no direction of what should be produced first.

    Any help is appreciated!


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    Caryn Binns
    Busch Systems International Inc
    Barrie ON
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  • 2.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    Caryn

    Have you added the first sub-assembly item as a component to the finished good's production bom?

    Try that.

    Good Luck!

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    Alfredo Zelaya
    Sr. Systems Analyst
    Megadyne Americas LLC
    Fairfield NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    ​Hi Alfredo,

    Thanks for your response.  Yes, I have added all my (produce to order) components to the finished good production BOM.  Do they need to be a 'Production BOM' type versus an 'Item' type in the BOM?

    Thanks again!

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    Caryn Binns
    Busch Systems International Inc
    Barrie ON
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  • 4.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    Caryn

    You could use production boms instead of items if you have ALL the components listed below. But I presume from your original statement, one of the components on your bom is the sub-assembly. That being said, you have to take into account that it's your routing that controls the sequence of manufacture. So, you would add additional lines to your routing. You use the "routing link" to identify the group of raw materials being consumed during that operation. If it needs to be more granular, then you have to add more lines on your routing and more routing links. 

    You have to think about when you want the raw material to be consumed (backflushed), when you want the value to hit GL. Map it out, then create the detailed routing. Always run simulations until you're happy. As you know, you can copy boms and routings so you can create a "generic" one and tweak it accordingly,

    Good Luck.


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    Alfredo Zelaya
    Sr. Systems Analyst
    Megadyne Americas LLC
    Fairfield NJ
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  • 5.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    Thank you!  I will try that in our testing environment.  Can you please clarify what you mean by Sub-assembly?  Do you mean a Prod. BOM inside of a Prod. BOM?​  If so, yes all the items that I have blanked out the name on are all components that are production BOM items.

    Thanks again!


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    Caryn Binns
    Busch Systems International Inc
    Barrie ON
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  • 6.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    The sub-assembly would be the first finished good that would a component for the second, which is what is sold to the end-user(customer). It's typical manufacturing term. Typically, the first finished good (sub-assembly) is very generic and can satisfy multiple final finished goods. For example a gaming machine. The internals are the same for many units, only the graphics change from final finished good to final finished good. The internals would be a sub-assembly. It's your business model if want to do MTS or MTO.

    I hope that explains it.

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    Alfredo Zelaya
    Sr. Systems Analyst
    Megadyne Americas LLC
    Fairfield NJ
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  • 7.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 11 days ago
    Here are some screen shots of what I have:


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    Caryn Binns
    Busch Systems International Inc
    Barrie ON
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  • 8.  RE: Multi-Step Routing

    Posted 9 days ago
    It is our practice to create items as Make-to-Stock, when an item is set to Make-to-Order as the Manufacturing Policy, it will combine all parts and sub-assembly items onto one production order.

    If you want to components (sub-assemblies) to be planned as their own production order, select the manufacturing policy of Make-to-Stock.

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    Lizz Hendrick
    TAPCO
    Brown Deer WI
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