I have two methods for producing the same part. One method is where we do most of the production in-house with commonly stocked raw materials. The other method requires us to purchase pre-fabricated raw materials, it’s more costly and time consuming to produce the parts, but we may need to go that route given capacity issues.
I tried the route of using one revision with an alternate method, but MRP will always create the same base MOM on any jobs it creates. I contacted tech support, they indicate it’s working as designed (alternate methods is normally used in a different plant). So, it appears that I will go the route of having two revisions. I know I can keep one revision approved and the other unapproved, and MRP will select the approved revision for the MOM. (By the way, we are normally producing to stock, not to an order.) But, since part revision approval is really an engineering function, I don’t want the planning department out there bouncing approved revisions on and off.
Is there a way to somehow dictate to MRP which part revision to use for creating jobs when there are multiple revisions approved?