RE: Outsourced manufacturing

I am trying to setup outsourced manufacturing and went through the available documentation and completed the recommended setups in sandbox. However, I still have the following questions/issues:

  1. I am not able to get the tab ‘Outsourced Manufacturing’ on the supplier to tie my outsourced location to the supplier. The tab is enabled at the form level.

  2. In my case, our one vendor would be shipping a part (unpainted body part of the machine) to the another vendor directly, who would be painting the same and would ship it back to us as a painted part. How do we manage this drop ship outsourcing requirement in the system?


VishalThoughts Beginner Asked on January 11, 2023 in Manufacturing.
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For #2, are these then being built into another outsourced item? If not, this could be setup into an assembly item and each step would have a different SKU

ex. You purchase and inventory item names “Part-Unpainted” from company 1 to be shipped to company 2. You then purchase an assembly item from company 2 called “Part-Painted” which consumes 1 “Part-Unpainted”.

Would love for someone to jump in with a better solution, but I picture this working in a similar fashion to how my company purchases our outsourced products. We have each packaging item and insert which we purchase from sub-suppliers, then our final supplier puts together the Assembly Item, which consumes 1 of each package and insert as well as the final item they create.

Rookie Answered on January 12, 2023.
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