We are batching operations for laser cutting. Each job calls for sheet steel in square inches and the raw material is set to backflush. We batch the jobs and send it to our nesting software. The nesting software tells us how many sheets of steel the batch will actually take. We need to update the jobs with the actual amount used - could be over or under.
The batch job component material is for a pseudo part number, so we can't update the raw material on those. We probably could add another raw material to the job if we need to add more, wouldn't work for returning though. We also would prefer to see the actual steel cost in the child jobs.
Has anyone out there come up with a solution for this? I'd appreciate hearing about it!