Hose and Kit Assembly Process for Companies Using Maintenance Order

This document describes a simple process for selling hoses and kits that are assembled during customer order process where the structure might be dynamic. It also describes how to request a hose or kit to a work order either as a complete hose or kit or as individual piece parts, as well as the possibility to have a simple process making hoses and kits as pre-assembled stored items.

The target audience of this document are companies that are using maintenance orders.

Selling hoses or kits through Customer Order or request a hose through Work Order

In all cases, the user is required to specify the same non-inventory account kit item at the order line.

The result is a full screen entry including all parts in the kit product structure.

Case 1 – No assembly

In case the customer wants to assemble the hose or kit themselves, select only the piece parts and update the order.

Case 2 – Assembly complete hose or kit

In case the customer wants an assembled hose or kit and no pre-assembled variant exists, select all piece parts and the assembly item and update order.

Case 3 – Assembly complete hose or kit but use the customer’s reusable parts

In case the customer brings his own reusable parts and only wants the damage parts replaced and assembled, select only the piece parts that are needed and the assembly item and update the order.

If it's unsure whether a reusable part is available, keep all parts and let warehouse personnel decide during report of picking list.

Case 4 – Pre-assembled hose or kit

In case a pre-assembled item exists, it will be included in the kit structure together with all piece parts and assembly item. Select all included piece parts, the assembly item and the pre-assembly item. Update order, so OIS101 or MOS101 is updated with all parts. In OIS101/B it is possible to have a view where balance is included. The user can then select to remove either the piece parts and assembly item or the pre-assembly item depending of that balance check.

When an order is registered, it will result in an allocation and print of picking list. If there is an assembly item in picking list it will indicate for the warehouse personnel that the customer wants an assembled hose or kit. In case reusable parts are supplied together with the order, warehouse personnel report only used parts and set non-used parts as complete.

Manufacture of pre-assembled hoses and kits

This process is intended for those cases when the assembly process does not require a follow up on assembly costs or when no lot controlled items are included and there is a need for a very limited administration process.

In these cases user only want to report the finished hoses or kits. The reported quantity will create a put away transaction of the complete hoses and kits that update storage quantities and issue transactions of the included items automatically. There is also possibility to have operations in the structure. Time reporting will be made automatically on standard time set in the structure.

By using maintenance program MOS049, it is possible to have the product structure only in consolidated facility. In case maintenance order process is not used, it is possible to use program PMS260 instead. It has no support for structures in consolidated facility. In such case a product structure is needed at each applicable facility. Reporter fills in product, structure type, warehouse, location and quantity of assembled hoses or kits. The product is the pre-assembled inventory accounted item.

Outcome

The outcome of this process is a simple and easy to use order process where only one item number is used for all different cases. It also includes a simple and easy to use report of assembly of pre-assembled kits or hoses that includes put away of complete hoses and kits and issue of included parts and operations.

Configuration setup

Kit item

Included piece parts

Pre-assembled kit item

Assembly item

General settings

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