Anyone in community using BOM’s with Phantom Items?
How does it work for you? What settings work best in your manufacturing facility?
We have multiple items with BOM’s with component parts and subassemblies and we want these component parts and subassemblies to have their own BOM. However, we don’t want to have to MOVE all the component part and subassembly Work Orders in order to process the Parent Item Work Order.
If Phantom Items will work, what is the best way to set these items up?
Best answer by alicezyks51
Do you need to have separate work orders for each sub-assembly? If not you can accomplish this by putting the sub-assembly(s) on the BOM for the finished good with a material type of “Phantom” instead of “Regular” and set Phantom Routing to “Before”. (We backflush all labor and materials.) When the work order is created there will be an “operation” for each phantom (with the associated parts and labor) and for the finished good. We do a Move for the final operation and all the prior sub-assembly parts and labor are pulled into the finished good.
We like the ease of a single step for the Move and fewer work orders in the queue. Hope this helps!