I wasn't talking about making them standard parts in the part master, just "on-the-fly" parts in the job. It shouldn't matter since they'll be replaced with real parts before job material is actually pulled?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "timlester67" <tlester@...> wrote:
> John - your idea would work, need to see what management thinks. I know engineers will not like it.
> Kirstin - If there were only 10 or 15 parts that could work, but we are talking 100's to 1000's of parts.
> Thanks for the ideas - anyone else have any thoughts.
> --- In email@example.com, "Kirstin Brandt" <kirstin.brandt@> wrote:
> > What if you use a "fake" part, like ENG-Mtl10 instead of Mtl10. Then where currently your engineers would change the quantity to a real value, they can instead change the part number back. I would think this would give the added benefit of being able to keep the actual quantities they wanted to use?
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Tim Lester" <tlester@> wrote:
> > >
> > > We are performing our testing of Epicor 9.05.607A prior to going live
> > > and have found a problem when comparing to our existing 8.03.407 system.
> > > This has been submitted to Epicor support but their solution is not
> > > practical.
> > > In our workflow process, we do not always complete the Bill of Material
> > > (Assemblies and Materials) before releasing partial Assemblies and
> > > Materials to purchasing and manufacturing. We do not use MRP at this
> > > time. While in Job Entry in 8.03, our engineers will enter a Qty/Parent
> > > of 0.0001 to prevent demand to order material that is not approved
> > > and/or finalized. This can be on an assembly or material on an assembly.
> > > This process prevents demand for material until the engineer changes the
> > > Qty to 0.5, 1.0, 20.0 or whatever value is required. If the assembly had
> > > 100 items, the engineer only had to change the assembly quantity to
> > > 0.0001 and leave the materials under the assembly at their required
> > > quantity. This would not produce any demand for Materials in PO
> > > Suggestions.
> > > When testing 9.05, we have found this process no longer functions as
> > > before. If we enter a Material Qty value of 0.00000001, there will be a
> > > Material demand of 0.01 when PO Suggestions is run the next time. We
> > > have not found combination of values that will prevent demand from being
> > > created and having the material show up in PO Suggestions. We have tried
> > > numerous methods and UOM decimal place values. We have the engineered
> > > checkbox enabled so time/labor can be logged to the job. We have been
> > > told by support this issue is caused by the new UOM system, their
> > > solution is to change every part to a quantity of 0.00000001, not really
> > > practical on a project with a few thousand parts. The only possible
> > > solution we have seen required all materials to be 2 assemblies deep in
> > > the project, for example Asm1 - Asm13 - Mtl10, this requires both Asm1
> > > and Asm13 quantities to be 0.00000001 for no demand to be created for
> > > Mtl10. Asm1 - Mtl10 will have demand if Asm1 quantity is set to
> > > 0.00000001 and Mtl10 quantity is 1.0.
> > > Has anyone seen this and found a solution or workaround?
> > >
> > > Tim Lester
> > > ERP Systems Administrator
> > > Enercon Engineering Inc
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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> > >