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By: StevePPosted on: May 23 2007 at 06:29:03 PM
I`m evaluating miniMRP and would like to print a flat BOM from a multi-level BOM. The print would show each part once, and only once, with the total quantity used (i.e. the sum of the qties used at every level). Can this be done? Thanks.

By: SupportPosted on: May 24 2007 at 09:37:07 PM
The BOM can be displayed in two different `modes`.

One mode displays the BOM list grouped by sub assembly. An item common to more than one sub assembly would appear more than once in entirely different parts of the list.

The other mode re-arranges the list showing all items sorted by location meaning common items are shown directly next to each other.

The second mode I described isn`y exactly the same as your request but it is intended to make it easier when walking your warehouse picking the items. Basically you have the item listed more than once but you don`t end up visiting the same shelf/location more than once.

To switch the BOM between modes look near the top of the window at the buttons which change the display/list between modes.

Hope I explained this clearly.

By: StevePPosted on: May 25 2007 at 03:34:59 AM
Yeah, I found the flat display mose, but wanted identical items combined. My client wants this, so I`ll export into an excel spreadsheet and add like item quantities together. Thanks for the response.

By: SupportPosted on: Jun 29 2007 at 11:53:11 AM
There`s a couple of buttons at the top. One switches it between flat or multilevel, the other rearranges the list so that identical items are listed directly next to each other.

it doesn`t actually `add` the quantities together but it shows them directly one above the other so that if you`re running round a storeroom picking items you won`t need to visit the same shelf twice.

By: HRPPosted on: Jun 27 2008 at 06:36:28 PM
The function of summarizing a Hierarchial Bom to a Flat Bom and tallying quantities and costs at the various levels is paramount function of Bom
processing for all industry that puts things together into end products of greater and greater complexity. It would be fundamental part of any
MRP or Bom management process.

By: GuestPosted on: Apr 30 2018 at 02:18:11 PM
Sorry to necro an old subject, but is this still an option. Not seeing any button to switch to a flat view. Am I just missing it??

By: StevePosted on: May 1 2018 at 12:32:11 AM
Try using the Consolidated pick list.

By: GuestPosted on: May 1 2018 at 09:48:08 AM
Where exactly (which screen) do I find the "Consolidated Pick List" option? I'm not seeing it in any of my BOM

By: MikeCadPosted on: May 2 2018 at 09:59:37 AM
The original post on this page was from year 2007 and 2008 and were referring to version 2 of MiniMRP which showed BOMs in its own 'flat' or 'flatter' view.

When looking at the BOM you see a "Blue Wrench" button at the top of the window. Click that to see options for Single/Multi Level Bom and consolidated pick list.

You only see those options if the BOM has multiple levels (sub)Assemblies within Assemblies within Assemblies etc.

If the BOM has no sub assemblies is not MultiLevel then those options are hidden because the BOM is already Single Level so can't be 'flatter' than it already is.

By: GuestPosted on: May 4 2018 at 12:03:27 PM
Thanks for the answer. I wonder does that not apply to CSAS within CSAS? Meaning, does it only work the actual "ASSY" type?

I definitely have one CSAS within another and see no options in the blue wrench.
All that shows is:
Show Shortages
Print Preview
Underline Printed Rows
Show/Hide Columns

I am using 4.2.87 enterprise version.

By: MikeCadPosted on: May 5 2018 at 02:33:45 AM
When the multilevel BOM breaks down through all levels it doesn't break down into CSAS assemblies (ClosedSubASemblies)

Iems within csas sub assemblies are not being picked as part of that build because the sub assembly itself is being picked off the shelf. Not the components it contains.

On the other hand. Maybe there needs to be a "view" button that will show the components within the csas sub assemblies ut then i fear there may be confusion if that display was printed and people picked components that should be hidden.

Maybe BOM could display all levels including down through sub assemblies but picklist only prints items that actually need to be picked.

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