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Item costs and subcontracting


#1

In our business we produce t-shirts and t-shirts has number of costs associated with it. For example,

to produce 1 t-shirt it involves several costs such as

  • Printing
  • Sewing

Sewing is done by supplier A and printing is done by supplier B. For this scenario, I tested sub-contracting but it has some usability issues. I will explain that below.

A normal purchase order has several items to be manufactured through supplier, for example,

  1. t-shirt-black-large 500 qty
  2. t-shirt-black-medium 500 qty
  3. t-shirt-black-small 500 qty and so on.

Each of above items has a BOM defined to include printing cost. After a PO is created, we have to transfer material to supplier and in PO when I select “Transfer > Material to Supplier” it asks for the item where we want stock to be transferred and this has to be done for each item in the PO. Lets say a PO has 20 items. I have to transfer material to supplier 20 times to complete the subcontracting.

Is there a easy way of doing this?

All I want is to include any associated costs in items so when final item arrives in the warehouse, its valuation rate reflect costs associated with it.

Thanks!


#2
Each of above items has a BOM defined to include printing cost. After a 
PO is created, we have to transfer material to supplier and in PO when I
 select "Transfer > Material to Supplier" it asks for the item where 
we want stock to be transferred and this has to be done for each item in
 the PO. Lets say a PO has 20 items. I have to transfer material to 
supplier 20 times to complete the subcontracting. 

You can transfer 20 qty or even 20 items in a single transfer entry. Can you please elaborate issue faced at this steps? Screenshots will be helpful as well.

All I want is to include any associated costs in items so when final 
item arrives in the warehouse, its valuation rate reflect costs 
associated with it. 

Check:


#3

The items are t-shirts knowing this will help you understand the situation clearly,
@umair
This is a typical BOM of an item.

For each t-shirt style there are a number of items depending on the sizes available. For example,

  • SAV0026-XL
  • SAV0026-L
  • SAV0026-M
  • SAV0026-S

A BOM is defined for each size.

When we raise a Purchase order for a supplier to deliver us above items 500 each size the PO will have 4 lines with qty 500 for each item.

When I select “Transfer Material to Supplier” from submitted purchase order, it prompts for me to select the item where I want material to be transferred to suppliers warehouse. Ideally, I want to transfer materials of all 4 items to the supplier. Currently when I want to do this, I have to do this step 4 times to complete the transfer. What I need is an easy way to transfer all in one click.

When I do above the final item costs include the printing and tag prices. But the process is bit cumbersome.


#4

@tglk, were you able to over come this issue? I am having a similar problem.


#5

Unfortunately not.


#6

Maybe you guys can collaborate and find somebody that’s willing to build this for you. Or build it yourselves.

Thanks

Jay