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BoM Dummy Item Not Truly Labor/Service
12-17-2017, 12:51 AM (This post was last modified: 12-17-2017 01:16 AM by VortecCPI.)
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BoM Dummy Item Not Truly Labor/Service
I have looked around and I see we can do this using Items with Category type "L" and MBFlag = "D" but...

Here is the scenario... We are making product from a combination of chemicals and such (recipe of ingredients = BoM). One of the ingredients is water and it will not be tracked as an inventory item for obvious reasons. It is always available and we get a bill from the utility company so no need. Also no need to incorporate that cost into GOGS today but perhaps in the future...

We need to have Water as a BoM line item so the correct quantity will be shown for creating/mixing the final product.

Is the use of Category type "L" and MBFlag = "D" the only (and proper way) to accomplish this? If so first thought is new Non-Inventory Dummy Item:
   

I ask because the "Service/Labor" Type could be confusing to users.

Any ideas or thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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12-17-2017, 01:59 AM
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And by the way... MRP piece is very impressive so far...

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12-17-2017, 05:45 AM (This post was last modified: 12-17-2017 05:46 AM by VortecCPI.)
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Perhaps we need a Non-Inventory Item that is similar to a Service/Labor Item or perhaps "Service/Labor" labels could be renamed to "Service/Labor/Non-Inv"?

I apologize if my questions are silly or have obvious answers. I am just a webERP novice around here...

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12-18-2017, 01:15 PM (This post was last modified: 12-18-2017 01:16 PM by phil.)
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I guess labour type Service item would work.
I don't think you can have a dummy item on a BOM otherwise.

It seems you have quickly built up a good and detailed knowledge of webERP!

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12-18-2017, 09:42 PM
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(12-18-2017 01:15 PM)phil Wrote:  I guess labour type Service item would work.
I don't think you can have a dummy item on a BOM otherwise.

It seems you have quickly built up a good and detailed knowledge of webERP!

Thank you for the very kind words Phil. I have dug in deep but I have a very long way to go.

This is such a strange case, as is our initial business model, so I am still not too sure what to do. While Service/Labor seems like it will work I was just concerned about the nomenclature. I guess changing the description to "Service/Labor/Non-Inv" should do the trick for us.

As long as the books are right I am okay with it.

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