We have a situation where a customer has placed an order for a top level
item, but only wants a subcomponent shipped now for fabrication
purposes, and then wants the remainder in approximately two months. For
pricing reasons, the order cannot be separated into the subcomponents.
We need to be able to show demand in the system for the component that
will ship early, and be able to schedule the remaining parts for later
production. We need to be able to control MRP messages for purchasing
One work around we have thought of is to place an order for the
subcomponent to create the initial demand, then place a second order
later for the top level item when it is needed, issuing a credit for the
first order. The problem is in the second order, trying to tell the
system we want the top level without the subcomponent. On the Order
Entry screen (ORD500), we tried to enter the top level item and then
enter a negative quantity for the subcomponent. We receive an error
that "Quantity ordered cannot be less than zero."
We are running BPCS 4.05 CD
Any input or ideas would be greatly appreciated,
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