Chapter 615 Planned Builds

Planned Builds let you build items from components in steps, Planned and Completed.

Planned updates Quantity Allocated for the components and items on a Planned Build. Allocated settings include all subcomponents for multi-level built items, automatically. In turn, Quantity Needed is set for all Bought components making purchasing a snap.

Completed Builds update Quantity On Hand. When you turn on Planned Builds, any existing Builds appear as Completed. New Builds will give you the option of Planned.

  Update Build Date

With Planned Builds you have the option to have Big Business change the Date of the Build when it is Completed.

  Pre-Release Builds

As with orders, you can pre-release line items on Planned Builds to reserve inventory.

This feature works with Warehouses and MRP to help with planning and fulfillment.

  Start Dates

Start Dates for Planned Builds can be shown on the Adjustments list as a new column.

Planned Builds defer changes to inventory until they are Completed and instead change Allocated so you can see what you need to buy or have available as you do for Orders.

Like the Ship Date on Orders, the Start Date on Planned Builds estimates when you will need the components. With reliable entries you can work from Adjustments list.

To see Ship Dates, go to Adjustments and click Add(+) to show Status and Start Date.