Kevin,

You have described almost exactly how we do it here, the service item is set up as a purchased item type inventory code of service. We do not have an item balance for the service item, and we generate the PO's through the automated Outside process in PCC. The interesting part is, when we receive the PO item we do an RD , RP leave the location blank but do not get any errors or the location Record. If you would like to talk about it further offline give a call.


Terry Moffitt
Director IT/IS
www.altek-inc.com
INNOVATIVE MANUFACTURING SOLUTIONS




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From: mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:mapics-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Kevin Fox
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 10:15 AM
To: 'MAPICS ERP System Discussion'
Subject: [MAPICS-L] OUTSIDE OPERATIONS RECEIVING

ALL



Is anyone using the Outside Operations feature within PCC (added with a PTF
at release 6)? If so, how do you execute receiving?



We are receiving in a controlled warehouse that does not allow negative on
hand quantity. We must receive using an RP (RD and RI are not permitted).
This is a code limitation not a user defined selection. The item being
received is a service item (Inventory Code). I.E. PLATING. The service
item by definition does not have and is not permitted to have an Item
Balance (Item Warehouse) record. So when the RP is transacted with the
correct quantity, a location field is being required. Leaving the location
field blank results in a hard error on the attempted transaction. Because
there is a location recorded with the transition, the system creates a
location record (SLQNTY). This is incorrect as there is no Item Balance
record.



Our question, how do you receive a service item on a PO without creating a
location record?



Any insight will be helpful.



Kevin

mobile (909) 762-1384



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