Production BOMs and routes on stockkeeping units in planning scenarios
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Many businesses use stockkeeping units (SKUs) in their inventory management processes. Because SKUs often contain important information about the items, they're also valuable in production processes. You can leverage the information from SKUs by assigning them to production bills of material (BOMs) and routes. Additionally, it's easy to update the BOM and route on SKUs. You can simply specify a BOM and route on an item and they will be assigned to the SKU.
We have increased the number of business processes that take into account the values in the Production BOM and Production Routing fields defined on SKUs. These include the following processes:
- Capable-to-promise called from sales orders.
- Planning worksheet, including the Calculate Net Change Plan, Calculate Regenerative Plan, and Get Action Messages actions.
- Order planning.
By default, the Production BOM and Production Routing fields are available on SKUs.
When you create a SKU, the production BOM and route are not copied from the item to the SKU. This is useful when you have many SKUs, but only one BOM or route and want to use the default values from the items.
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Using production BOMs and routes on stockkeeping units in planning scenarios (video)
Production planning (docs)