This can currently be managed in Unleashed using a manual approach, by assembling the first level manually, followed by the second level, then the third – all depending on how many product Bill of Material levels you have. In summary, Unleashed is currently best suited for light manufacturing.
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Bills of Materials Management
Unleashed is your centralized location to manage your recipes and Bills of Materials (BOM).
Keep track of all your assembled products, as well as the quantity of components required for production. Using the assemblies function you can build products quickly and easily. In addition, using Unleashed’s assembly-on-the-fly feature allows you to adjust each assembly without having to adjust your BOM.
Manufacturing Process Management
Create an assembly with Unleashed and build products from component products. Unleashed ensures that the quantities of components are taken out of stock and that the cost of all the used components in the assembly are included in the finished product.
The landed costs of all component products that were added through the purchase process, for example, freight costs, will also be rolled up by Unleashed to give you an accurate total cost of the assembled product.
When you create your manufacturing assemblies in Unleashed, and allocate stock to each assembly, demand is created for that stock. This ensures that you can plan ahead and purchase the necessary stock for each assembly.
Unleashed creates this visibility through its reorder report to help you work out how much of a certain component you may need for the assemblies you have created.
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Third Party Assembly Costs
Unleashed gives you the ability to add third party costs to assemblies; third party costs are any additional costs apart from the cost of the component themselves. For example, you may have incurred costs from a third party logistics provider, or a supplier that processes a given component on your behalf into a finished product.
With Unleashed you are able to add these additional costs to the manufacturing assembly process, resulting in an accurate assembled product cost.
Manage auto-assembled products with Unleashed by setting up a Bill of Material for each kitset.
This gives you the ability to build kitted products on the fly in accordance with the Bill of Material specification. Unleashed saves you time by automatically assembling the kitset from its component parts.
With Unleashed’s disassembly feature you are able to reverse the assembly process, as well as being able to break down products automatically from purchase. In effect this functions like a reverse kitset process, allowing you to disassemble a product into multiple components.
This feature is perfect if you are buying stock in bulk and need to break this down into smaller components. Unleashed will take care of the disassembly of the bulk product automatically and spread the purchase cost across all the different components.
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Is it possible to have multi-layered assemblies, that is, a Bill of Material inside a Bill of Material?
Is it possible to have never-diminishing products inside a Bill of Materials?
At the present time these have to be added manually by holding them as a standard stock item at zero cost, in order to add these to your assembly. Whilst Unleashed does have the option to add additional costs, never-diminishing product costs cannot automatically be added via a BOM.
How do we “complete” an automatic auto-assembly?
There are two options. First, by completing the sales order and Unleashed will take care of the rest. Or secondly, you can choose to manually select to assemble it within the sales order. You cannot go “into” the assembly to “complete” it, this has been done by design. The reason for this is that we want to prevent a situation where an assembly is “completed”, yet the sales order isn’t ready to go out – and in the meantime your stock goes missing (e.g. theft).
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