Bill of Material. MRP, Production Management, Product Configuration
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What is the best practice when it comes to Inventory Replenishments versus MRP. In what cases does it make sense to utilize IN replenishments and in what cases does it make more sense to use MRP?If I am implementing MRP for a client, then should I even utilize IN replenishments or utilize MPR Only?From my understanding, it sees I should use IN Replenishments for items that have nothing to do with a BOM. For any item (FS, Sub Assembly, Raw Material) that’s included in a BOM, it seems that MRP is better suited for such stock-items. Wondering how other consultants approach this.
I have a production order with 5 different OP IDs (0010 to 0050). In OP ID 0020, Part A is consumed. At OP ID 0040, it was discovered that Part A was not made correctly and it needs to be scrapped and replaced with a correct Part A. What’s the best way to go about solving this issue?
Acumatica lets you make mass changes to bills of materials but it doesn’t appear that you can make mass changes to existing production orders when the bills of material are changed.Does anyone know if this is possible?I have several customer asking this.
Hi,If the Sales Order Line QTY to be changed after the Production Order is created and (in Process) what the best way to ensure that the Production Order will also be updated with the new qty?We can put the PO on hold and manually update the Qty to Produce, but is there a better way?Also it was noticed the manual update is not showing in the Totals Tab - Planned Qty. Is this on purpose?Application version is 2020R2 Thanks
We have many Inventory IDs (finished products) being manufactured at several site. So we are use to have several BOM IDs for the same Inventory ID. We are integrating our PLM (Arena) with Acumatica. In Arena we have the EBOM. Once the EBOM is synchronized into Acumatica, we are planning to customize each BOM ID, by using the Material “Phantom” option. We don’t know if this is the most efficient way of doing it and if this is even possible. It seems a lot of thing in Acumatica are locked and cannot be changed.Has anyone faced a similar situation?
Accidentally closed a production order before all material issues were done.We really need the lot/serial information of this material to be recorded on the production order.Since you can’t re-open a production order, how can these skipped issues be corrected?
I have added a second shift to my work center for 8 hours. My scheduling blocks are set to 1 hour in my Production Preferences. The second shift has its own calendar. I ran the APS maintenance. Then when I look at capacity, the work center shows 40 blocks of capacity. It showed 40 blocks when I had one shift. Now that I have added a shift I would have expected the capacity of this work center to increase to 80 blocks per week.I have deleted work centers, re-added them, recreated calendars and runt he APS process each time and nothing changes?
Does anyone know if Acumatica supports 'box' functionality that allows for a given stock item to have multiple 'boxes' for storing the item in several inventory locations.Context is a stock item that is received as multiple boxes (say 3) with 1 of 3, 2 of 3 and 3 of 3 stored in different possibly locations. Wasn’t sure if this was supported today and if so, where I could find more details. Any insight, greatly appreciated. Thanks,Dave
This may be a pretty basic questions but I am learning, If I need to edit the stock item safety stock in a warehouse, is there a way to do that in bulk? It would take a very long time to clean up this data if I have to open every single item in item warehouse details and edit them. There has to be a better way! TIA!
When running MRP for a finished good marked as MRP item, do I need to mark raw materials as an MRP item also or will the system automatically pull them in?The idea is to only set the safety stock at the finished good level and run MRP off of that. We want to minimize raw materials at is food production. Thank you.
Is it possible to see a breakdown of total average cost of production into average labor/average material/average overhead and average outside service costs respectively. Is there already a way to do this, is there is sufficient data available to break this out with a custom report or would I need to have a customization to get to this level of traceability?
I am performing testing on a client’s BOMs whereby materials and labor are both backflushed. The BOMs are quite simple in nature with one or two work centers. At this time we have a zero rate applied to the work center since the client has not determined the appropriate value. When production is completed and the move step is initiated, I see the materials go into WIP at the proper cost. The labor cost does not generate entry since the work center rate is 0. When I check the move out of WIP and into inventory, there is an unknown component to the entry whereby COGs and Inventory are impacted but there is not reflected in the cost of the item, nor should it be. I cannot figure out what is driving this entry. See screenshots for example. Any idea why the highlighted portion of the entry in the last screenshot is happening? Client uses Average Cost valuation method for inventory. I tried the Cost Roll process to see if this would fix the issue but it has not.
Hello,I am unsure of the purpose of Stock Item kits in Acumatica.I created a stock item and marked it as kit.Then I defined the kit in kit specifications. It is just 2 purchased parts in the kit.I put if a sales order for the kit’s stock item ID and MRP did show it in the MRP display.How do I generate something for the shop to build the kit from MRP?It seems like I have to see the demand in MRP display, then open Kit Assembly and process this.It seems like just having a BOM with 1 “assembly” operation and the component materials is a better way to go as I can generate the production order directly from MRP and when completed the completed kit goes into stock.Am I missing some basic understanding of Kits in Acumatica?Thanks!
We were under the impression that an MRP Display of “Safety Stock” indicates the item is only needed to keep the item quantity above the safety stock level. However, we are seeing items which are negative to allocation (ie. demand for the item on existing production orders exceeds the quantity on hand and on order) but MRP shows the item as needed for safety stock. Shouldn’t this be either MRP Requirement or Production Material? See below for sample item:The “Safety Stock” designation is confusing and has resulted in stock outs as the items weren’t ordered in time to meet the real demand for the item. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
To what extent is the new 2021 R2 “Project Specific Inventory” tracking feature supported in the manufacturing module?It appears it isn't supported at all, and if you have it enabled, you actually can't produce anything (because the inventory is "locked" to a project).Maybe I’m missing something in setup?? I am able to do direct inventory issues that respect the project/task assignments as expected, but it appears that the manufacturing module driven inventory moves (e.g. issues/releases/moves) do not have the ability to specify project/task at all??I understand that some of the reports/screens aren’t fully there yet to fully utilize the feature, but digging into this, it doesn’t look like the underlying DACs on the manufacturing side are even joined to the INTran table (or any of the other project-specific inventory tables)… Is this going to be supported? When? What’s a good workaround if we need to keep inventory segregated by cost & quantity in the meantime?Thanks.
I am working on getting MRP up and running for my company. We have been getting by until we could get our BOMs updated with acumatica and in line with how it would pull inventory. Then, we did an entire inventory count to balance back out all of the mistakes that had been made over the months since our “go-live” date. That being said, we have several POs that have been created due to word of mouth need instead of through MRP. Is there a way to go back and link these POs to lines on MRP to remove the items from the list so we do not create any more POs for unnecessary items? If not, how should this be handled to get these items off of MRP?TIA
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