We have many parts that require one vendor to laser cut them, another to weld, and a third to powder coat. Is there a way to associate all three of these costs, all three vendors, with one item? Any tricks to make it work?
Posted on: Nov 13 2017 at 07:46:35 PM
Some people would say that the raw material that is sent to cutting is not the same part that comes back from cutting. It has a different part number. That way you could have a quantity of items in your inventory in different stages. ie some cut. Some cut and welded, some complete powder coated.
But others would just create 3 part numbers. One called "LASER-CUT". Another called "WELD" and a third called "POWDER COATING" Give each of those 'parts' a vendor and a cost.
Then the finished product is just an assembly consisting of those 3 parts/processes and the raw material. That way the total cost should work out just right.
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