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.

Banderson Rookie Asked on February 26, 2020 in Items.
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The most official way to do this is using Advanced BOMs.  You could use the BOM and the revision of it but the BOM might only have a single item in it.

Depending on the type of reporting you want to do… you could create your own methodology of this creating a new item for each revision, with its own name, but assigning each of the revisions the same parent item. Then you can report on all of them with the use of the parent items.

Intermediate Answered on February 26, 2020.
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