We have NAv 2013 running, one of the Beta testers, now in commercial release.I was quite happy when MS announced the assembly option in the release.We are a fruit marketing company, doing light-repacking on the fruit.Changing the packsize in 99.9% of the cases.
The "problem" is we are doing this with a related company, but not owned by us.So this is a third party.
At the moment it's setup that the costs for these repacks are put on the purchase order of the fruit arrival by a GL account and a Purchase invoice is made by a batch job.Repack is done by a positive and negative entry, not applying to each other.
I'm not too fond about this.Preferable we would have a repack where we can put costs against the repack done, also 3rd party costs.
The assembly is dealing with the logistics flow quite well.The last step I'm looking for is to get the 3rd party costs against the assambly process with a Charge Item.
Does anyone has experience with this?Is it actually possible as I can only select shipment and receipt lines for charge items?
Very curious if there are more people having the same issue and how they have solved it.
The reason NAV introduced Assembly Orders is that it's for scenarios where there is no cost in assembling the goods. If you have to add any cost in assembling the item, I suggest to use Production Orders.
I am aware of the manufacturing process, but this is way to complicated for the process we do in our packhouse.
Also, I think the subcontracting is not working that well. It's basically 1 line with costs, I expect to have more then 1 line against a production order because of different rates for handling which is done.
This is not flexible within the subcontracting process.
Have you looked into the option of using a Resource to add your subcontracting costs to an assembled item? The reason is that posting a resource will generate a capacity ledger entry the same as with subcontracting available for production.
Item charges when assigned against a sales order will indeed not go towards COGS.
So you will need to assign it against the purchase components.
Finally as you detailed you cannot assign item charges against item ledger entries with entry type output (production & assembled).
Hope this helps, Christiaan.
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