RE: How does revision control work in netsuite?
We are working on implementing NetSuite, so we are still learning our way around. Our business has no physical manufacturing, all of the fab work is subbed out. We do the designing/engineering of many of our products though. When we update a product, we want to be able to control the revision in NetSuite to match what’s on the engineering print. What’s the best practice in NetSuite to handle this? An example would be we changed a hole size, or added a hole. So nothing would change BOM wise, we just want to have some idea when something changed on an inventory item. Is this something that exists already? Or would we have to make something custom for that? The only thing that I’ve been able to find so far on revisions is in the advanced BOM module, but these items wouldn’t have a BOM to speak of, so I don’t think that’s the right place to be looking. We don’t really want control as tight as actual LOT tracking, but something that gives us a general idea.
thanks in advance.
You can set an assembly to be able to be built or purchased, yes.
You could manage revision of a standard item with a naming convention or a custom field. You could also create a new item for each revision and group them with a parent item. Like with so many things in NS, there are several ways to do it, you just have to choose which is best for you. Unfortunately, for your given case, there might not be a perfect solution.