This content has been marked as final. Show 2 replies
I would strongly advise against a unique internal item number. If the form/fit/function of the part is same, the item number should be the same.1 person found this helpful
If the manufacturing processes / costs / assembly process differs from plant to plant, then you should have different BOM/routings / alternates in those plants.
The end item number should remain same.
That will ensure that you get the correct picture of your FG onhand. It will allow you to transfer material between plants using internal reqs/internal sales orders. (Make sure you loop the cost accountants in to handle cost differeneces when processing internal sales orders).
In regards to cost: Costs are by plants (orgs) anyways. So it should be easy to understand the cost structure differences for the same item in different plants.
You can then attach one or many customer part numbers to this unique internal item number and take orders based on the customer part number.
Hope this helps
I gone through your earlier posts in the procurement as well as other categories.
Your quick reply is really appreciated, and thanks for the valuable inputs.
Please continue the same :)