When using component parts across a multiple lot size, say 10, IFS wants to split the Qty Per Assembly if the split is not “all”. For example, lot size 10, qty req per assembly is 1, if we use 5 qty of alternate component part, the qty per assembly is 0.5.
In the case where the part cannot be physically split, i.e. a bolt, then i’d want to issue all 10 to the shop order and use qty per 1 per assembly, and just use 5 of part A and 5 of part b.
Is this possible? Apps9-upd15.
Best answer by Björn Hultgren
Thanks David. that really narrows down to the actual problem your facing!
For the first problem, the effort required to create a correct as-biult that really reflects which parent you included BOLTA respective BOLTB I cannot see any easy solution to. In the end that must be a manual since system cannot know what component went into what parent.Splitting the shop order might be an idea as you mentioned. Site can also be configured to not auto-build the as-built so that you make sure someone really needs to to this job correctly not risking receiving the shop order with 0.5 of BOLTA and BOLTB in each parent.
Second problem is what really stops the process. Ideally the check verifying that enough of a component has been assigned to the parent should be more clever to handle the alternate component scenario, but there’s one work around you could consider if you run Apps 10. Then you can set the “Reserve/Issue Method” for the material line(s) to ‘Manual’. This will by-pass the validation and accept whatever has been assigned to the parent received. But do note that this also required the material lines to be manually reserved or issued to the correct quantities.