Inventory Comsumables 8.03

Thanks for the input.
It is actually the other way around. We are keeping to many spares
of certain items, some very expensive. We do want to keep track
of the amount we have, but then make sure that people are not
ordering more than what they actually need.
--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Wonsil" <mark_wonsil@...>
wrote:
>
> Hey Michael,
>
> > How do I handle Inventory for consumables. Our company wants to
> > start keeping Inventory on maintainance parts. I am wondering
once I
> > purchase and recieve into inventory how do I get them out without
> > issuing to job or backflushing. Is there something besides
quantity
> > adjustment? Or is that the path I should be going down?
>
> This really depends on how tightly you want to control your
consumables. If
> the consumables are expensed when purchases (usually) then this
may be a
> situation for Non-Stock and Quantity Bearing.
>
> I assume that you're running out of consumables and you want a
system to help
> you keep them in stock. Here I'm a big fan of the bin-reserve
system. The
> consumables sit on the shelf and a reorder card is placed on one
of the
> packages. When that package is used, the card is sent to
purchasing and that's
> the signal to order more. The electronic method would be to put a
card on each
> box and when they are open/used, you do a quantity adjustment/misc
issue and
> then have a BAQ check when the QOH is less than the reorder
quantity. I
> haven't tried setting the MRP flag on a non-stock part but that
may work as
> well.
>
> Food for thought,
>
> Mark W.
>
How do I handle Inventory for consumables. Our company wants to
start keeping Inventory on maintainance parts. I am wondering once I
purchase and recieve into inventory how do I get them out without
issuing to job or backflushing. Is there something besides quantity
adjustment? Or is that the path I should be going down?
Looks like I answered myself. Issue Misc Material is what I think I
should be using.

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Michael McWilliams"
<mmcwilliams22@...> wrote:
>
> How do I handle Inventory for consumables. Our company wants to
> start keeping Inventory on maintainance parts. I am wondering once
I
> purchase and recieve into inventory how do I get them out without
> issuing to job or backflushing. Is there something besides quantity
> adjustment? Or is that the path I should be going down?
>
Materials Management - Inventory Management - General Operations - Issue
Miscellaneous Material.



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Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:50 AM
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Subject: [Vantage] Inventory Comsumables 8.03



How do I handle Inventory for consumables. Our company wants to
start keeping Inventory on maintainance parts. I am wondering once I
purchase and recieve into inventory how do I get them out without
issuing to job or backflushing. Is there something besides quantity
adjustment? Or is that the path I should be going down?





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Hey Michael,

> How do I handle Inventory for consumables. Our company wants to
> start keeping Inventory on maintainance parts. I am wondering once I
> purchase and recieve into inventory how do I get them out without
> issuing to job or backflushing. Is there something besides quantity
> adjustment? Or is that the path I should be going down?

This really depends on how tightly you want to control your consumables. If
the consumables are expensed when purchases (usually) then this may be a
situation for Non-Stock and Quantity Bearing.

I assume that you're running out of consumables and you want a system to help
you keep them in stock. Here I'm a big fan of the bin-reserve system. The
consumables sit on the shelf and a reorder card is placed on one of the
packages. When that package is used, the card is sent to purchasing and that's
the signal to order more. The electronic method would be to put a card on each
box and when they are open/used, you do a quantity adjustment/misc issue and
then have a BAQ check when the QOH is less than the reorder quantity. I
haven't tried setting the MRP flag on a non-stock part but that may work as
well.

Food for thought,

Mark W.