I’ve been using Production Orders to create the equipment we sell but it’s getting really complicated. Having to create a single Order in order to have a template every time a new item or change is made in a new item is becoming problematic. I’m often told by my engineer about a change that is happening before anything is being built. I don’t always remember a couple weeks later to create a corrected single Production Order and that’s an issue. (I should state that we are a reseller first and a manufacturer second - this is not the main thrust of what we do but it is an important part.)
We generally build on demand or in smaller quantities once a week. Currently there are two parts to our production - a main board and then the completion of the item with all the add-ons to the board. I’m hoping that using Inventory Kits will allow me to do the math on quantities and keep items included more current. It would be really helpful to have the main boards as one kit and then the completed items as a second kit. This would require imbedding one kit into another. Since my items generally have 10-20 pieces per unit, I’d like to find out if this can work before I go through and enter all the little bits and pieces and then find out it doesn’t work. It would also mean a lot less entering of items over and over again if it does work.
Yes - I know that Inventory Kits is not really where this should likely be but I just can’t take the time required to work around the lack of BOM and basic math functions in the Production Orders. I had hoped that with all the new updates that might be fixed but am now assuming that it would be too difficult to pull off in the back-end of software and am looking to find a different way to accomplish what I need.