We've been wanting this functionality for years... which we call "use up"
capability. It was in our 1980's era MRP system, but we lost it when we
went to Vantage in 1999. It's still not there in 5.1. The wording in 5.2
makes it look like there is some kind of functionality for substitute parts.
Are you saying that MRP still does not take the "substitute" part into
consideration in Vantage 5.2 as well?
From: Paul Pachniak [mailto:paul.pachniak@...
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2003 9:36 AM
To: Vantage Group List (E-mail)
Subject: [Vantage] Substitute Parts
I was wondering how other users deal with substitute parts. We are on
Vantage 5.10.133 and use the MRP module. We have an opportunity to use
either new or reground ceramic inserts in our machining centers and thought
that listing the reground inserts as substitutes to the new inserts, which
are called out on the BOM, would be the way to go. After talking to Epicor
support I was informed that the substitute parts were for reference only and
would not be taken into account as being on hand to take the place of the
original parts that might be out of stock. In other words MRP will generate
suggestions to purchase more new inserts while you have plenty of reground
inserts that should be used in their place.
There is an enhancement request 8742MPS to have MRP consider substitute
parts when looking at requirements, there are 3 hits on this enhancement at
this time. Please call Epicor and add your company to the request if you
use MRP, as it will allow better management of parts and their substitutes.
I would appreciate any input any other users may have in this regard.
Paul E. Pachniak
Ace Precision Machining Corporation
Phone: 1-262-252-4003 (ext 114)
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