Open Forum

Expand all | Collapse all

Obsoleting Kits

  • 1.  Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 15 days ago
    Is there any method in GO to obsolete/discontinue a KIT?
    Is there a specific reason that GP does not allow this?

    I know I can do iit n SQL, but just curious how shops that may not have the technical resources would do this.

    Thanks

    ------------------------------
    Jeff Roe
    Kele Inc
    Bartlett TN
    ------------------------------


  • 2.  RE: Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 15 days ago
    @Jeff Roe that is odd that you can't "discontinue" a kit like you can a sales inventory item.
    However, I did find that you can use the go to from item maintenance to item engineering data, you do have the option of "obsolete" there.
    It keeps the item as a "kit" still in item maintenance, but obsolete there. Not sure if that is enough for what you're looking to accomplish, but it may help.



    ------------------------------
    Aleiha Hanson
    Royal Basket Trucks, Inc - IT Manager
    GPUG Milwaukee WI Chapter Leader
    ahanson@royal-basket.com
    ------------------------------



  • 3.  RE: Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    I don't see "Item Engineering Data" from the Go To,  I assume that Item Engineering is part of the Manufacturing module which we don't use?

    ------------------------------
    Jeff Roe
    Kele Inc
    Bartlett TN
    ------------------------------



  • 4.  RE: Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    @Jeff Roe you're right, it is part of the manufacturing module even though it is in the item go-to functions.​

    ------------------------------
    Aleiha Hanson
    Royal Basket Trucks, Inc - IT Manager
    GPUG Milwaukee WI Chapter Leader
    ahanson@royal-basket.com
    ------------------------------



  • 5.  RE: Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    We do have a workaround by doing at the SQL level but was more curious why GP itself doesn't allow it in the item card and if there was a logical business reason why.

    I wonder how other organizations handle this if they don't have access to do at the SQL level.

    ------------------------------
    Jeff Roe
    Kele Inc
    Bartlett TN
    ------------------------------



  • 6.  RE: Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    A Kit by definition is not Sales Inventory as such it cannot be purchased, adjusted, counted, transferred or any transaction like sales inventory items.
    A Kit is simply an aggregation of Items  (it can include labor) to expedite Pick/Pack and Sales.

    Thus it can only be made Inactive or Deleted.

    When a Sales Inventory Item is discontinued, it can no longer be purchased but it can still be adjusted, transferred, counted and sold (if setup to allow sales) None of this applies to Kits hence the discontinue feature does not exist. Only the Inactive or Delete.

    If you need an master Item made of sub Components to behave more as Sales Inventory then you may be better off using a BOM which has status for Pending, Active and Obsolete as well as Inactive. It can be adjusted, counted, purchased, sold and even discontinued. BOM also allows multi level where as Kits are single level.

    A BOM behaves like Sales Inventory. A Kit does not.

    Hope this clears it up a bit for you.

    ------------------------------
    Thaddeus Suter
    Retus, Inc
    HELOTES TX
    ------------------------------



  • 7.  RE: Obsoleting Kits

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 14 days ago
    Thanks didn't think about making the KIT inactive, that should work

    Thanks

    ------------------------------
    Jeff Roe
    Kele Inc
    Bartlett TN
    ------------------------------