?WIP: Using WIP Warehouses and issuing material
I have set up my WIP warehouse with the correct Parameters, Warehouse, and Work Center settings.
UNDER CUSTOMIZED ITEMS / BOMS / ROUTINGS
I have created a customized BOM and linked each material to a specific operation / task in the routing.
How do I get my materials to transfer to the WIP Warehouse upon completion of the operation / task. (I assume that this is how it works). I need this to occur so that we can track materials through the shop. IN lieu of this, we are breaking off production orders to create an item and maintain location control, but this gets ridiculous. Can't we maintain control of the materials through the stage of the routing which is complete?
For instance, I have a board that is machined and then fasteners assembled in a finish Work Center. I would like the board materials to show up in the Machine WIP warehouse as machine operations are completed THEN the board materials AND the Fasteners should show up in the Finish WIP warehouse as finish operations are complete. In lieu of this, we are breaking off production orders at machining to create the item which we can transfer to finishing. This is cumbersome.
Does the answer have anything to do with modules DRP, RPL Orders, INV control? (We currently don't use them.) I have read in Baan help that you cannot use WIP warehouses unless you register every physical transfer. How do you register transfers? through what module? Shouldn't the transfers complete automatically upon completion of tasks / operations and their associated WIP Warehouse? We currently complete "inter production order" transfers through warehouse orders. How are "inter operation" transfers registered?
any help is appreciated.