Inventory : Inventory Workflows: Subcontracting
This document covers the workflow associated with purchasing a sub-contracted product without incorporating the supply of components to the subcontractor.
FIrst, navigate to the Manufacturing app.
Once there, click Settings and enable Subcontracting.
When you're ready, click Save.
Next, navigate to the Inventory app.
Once there, go to Products > Products. Here you can either Create a new product, or open and edit an exiting product. A product that is purchased from a subcontractor, using your components, must have a specific configuration. The key areas of configuration as as follows:
Can be Purchase: Enabled
Product Type: Storable Product
Under the Inventory tab, set the Route to Buy.
Save the product but stay on the page.
Bill of Materials (BoM)
From the product, click the Bill of Materials smart button.
Next, click Create. Complete the following fields:
Product: The product being manufactured.
Product Variant: Select a variant, if it applies.
Quantity: How many products will this BoM create? It is recommended to create a BoM for one product, only.
Reference: Leave this field empty.
BoM Type: Set this to Subcontracting. Once selected, you'll then add the Subcontractor(s) with the ability to manufacture this product for you. This field should match at least one of the vendors you selected on the product template.
Company: This field pre-populates with the company you're working in.
When you're done, click Save.