RE: Any work around for building assembly in something other than base unit?

So I’m working on an implementation that has a rather complex manufacturing system. We make our assemblies in liters or larger quantities, but we use those assemblies as components in other assemblies in mL quantities. I’m being told by my netsuite team that all assemblies and components must always be in base units, but if we do that we’ll have complex fractions in our assemblies that are larger than the decimal limit netsuite enforces. Any clue if there is a workaround to this problem?

CortlandCoffey Rookie Asked on September 24, 2019 in Manufacturing.
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Part of the 2019.2 release may help this:

Consumption Units of Measure
NetSuite 2019.2 enables you to consume components on Work Orders and Assembly Builds in units of
measure other than base units. The Item Record Consumption Unit field defaults to the base unit, but
the operator can select a different consumption unit that better suits the shop floor needs. For example,
enter 2.3 inches instead of using the base unit 0.19166667 feet. This makes Bill of Materials (BOM)
quantities more easy to use.
Work Orders and Assembly Builds inherit the quantity and unit from the BOM. You can change the
component unit on the Work Order. The changes are also available in other NetSuite features when BOM
components display quantities and units.
For example:
■ BOM Inquiries
■ Material Where User Inquiry
■ Inventory Detail
■ Standard Cost Rollup


If you haven’t been upgraded test out in the RP to see if this resolved your issue.

Beginner Answered on September 24, 2019.

Alex! Thank you so much. I am hopeful that this is exactly the functionality that I need. I don’t yet have access to the RP, but am working to get it so that I can test this. Thank you for your quick answer! Saved me lots of time and stress if this works out.


on September 24, 2019.
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