Hi, we have some outside processing, but we have different set-up. Maybe that is an option. Our way of treating them is having a fixed amount for the process per unit in a cost bucket "outside processing". This bucket is not automatically updated by PO amounts so a constant amount is added to the total costs when the process is completed/the next level part is calculated. Good luck, Monika "Chick Doe" <Cdoe@barton-instr To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> uments.com> cc: Sent by: Subject: outside operations costing bpcs-l-admin@midra nge.com 09/18/2002 07:09 PM Please respond to bpcs-l here's the situation: bpcs version 6.1.2 we cut a work order to produce some parts. one of the operations is a heat treat operation that must be done outside. the heat treat vendor charges us, not for the number of parts that he treats, but for the each heat treat cycle that he performs. thus is we send 1 part out he charges $200 (example cost). if we send 100 parts out he charges ($200). questions: 1. how do we set the outside processing cost in the routing operation record (my guess is to determine the average number of parts processed at a time and divide this into the lot charge to determine an average cost per part) 2. how do we write the OP Purchase order. we have been trying to figure out the actual cost per part for each batch by taking the lot charge and dividing it by the number of pieces being sent outside. but because the number of parts changes from batch to batch., this results in numerous PO's for the same process, each with a different PO price. (this takes some persistence to explain to the accounting folks.) it would be nice if we could write the PO stating one lot for a total charge of $200, but how would this interact with the work order qty completed? 3. how should we record the variance between the 'standard cost' of the op operation in the routing record, and he actual charges from the vendor? thanks in advance, just another day in the interesting world of cost accounting! chick doe barton instrument systems _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@midrange.com To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-Lemail@example.com Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l.