In the product structure, the material and operations for the subcontracted item are described.
Here, only the fields of interest for subcontracted operations are explained. To learn about how to create a product structure, see Creating a Product Structure.
Start 'Product Structure. Open' (PDS001).
On the B panel, select the manufactured item in the Product field and select 'Enter a product structure type'.
Fill in appropriate fields on the E panel.
On the F panel, fill in the number of subcontracted operations.
The product structure must consist of at least one subcontracted operation.
Press Enter and start 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002/U).
Specify the material lines and subcontract operation.
The subcontracted operation in the structure is connected to a work center. The work center is specified in 'Work Center. Open' (PDS010) and must have resource type 2='Subcontractor in a routing'.
Usually, a special work center is used for the subcontracted operation.
The supplier number of the supplier performing the operations is specified on the G panel in 'Work Center. Open' (PDS010/G). If this is done, the supplier is defaulted when adding the subcontracted operation to the product structure in 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002).
The supplier number of the supplier used for the subcontracted operation is specified on the G panel in 'Work Center. Open' (PDS010/G). If this is done, the supplier is defaulted when specifying the subcontracted operations in the product structure in 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002).
On the subcontracted operation in 'Product. Connect Materials/Operations' (PDS002), some settings are specified on the E, G, and H panels.
Settings for the material lines are done on the E panel.
The subcontract control field on the E panel (material lines) indicates how the material issue is done, that is, if there is a connection to a subcontractor or direct purchase. These are the valid alternatives:
0 = Issue performed from manufacturing order
1 = Issue performed through general stock transactions, without the possibility to override
2 = Same as alternative 1 but the issue can be changed in the planned order.
On the (PDS002/G) panel, there are two fields of special interest;
On the (PDS002/H) panel, (reached by using Page Down from the G panel), specify unit for the subcontracted operation.
These prices are only for information and will not be used to calculate the inventory value for the operation.
The product structure, items and suppliers must exist to be able to work with subcontracting items. As for subcontracted operations, an item/supplier record must be defined in 'Supplier. Connect Item' (PPS040).
Here, only fields of interest for subcontracting are explained. To learn about how to create a supplier/item connection, see Settings for Supplier and Items.
On the B1 panel, choose sorting order 4 to display subcontracted operations. Select the item number for the subcontracted product.
An agreement with the subcontractor can be specified in 'Agreement. Open' (PPS100). The agreement lines for service processes are displayed using sorting order 2. See Managing Agreements with Suppliers to learn more about agreements.