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We have a scenario where we sell a Product that can be made up in different ways of varying underlying components, but there would be far too many possible combinations to list every kit variation possible.
 
E.g. Someone wants to buy 5000 /Generic Widgets/....we stock 2000 types of Widgets, with varying quantities, and they all qualify as 'Generic Widgets'...so the Customer wants one line that says 'Generic Widgets' - Quantity 5000 on their invoice, but in fulfilling the order we need to make up the quantity of 5000 from the stock we hold across the 2000 different widgets types (e.g. 10 of type A, 30 of type B, 200 of type C, none of type D and so on and so forth). 
 
The next time someone orders 'Generic Widgets' the make up will be different (e.g. they might not have any of Type A, a different proportional quantity of type B....all dependant on what we can gain access to at the time).
 
Is it possible, and if so how, to structure Items in this kind of way so we don't lose the 'Generic Widget' item from the Product Catalogue that we sell, but can manage our fulfilment and inventory across the different stock items we hold, where it is important to make the differentiation at the more granular level than just 'Generic Widgets'?
 
Massive thanks in advance for anyone that can help/clarify what's possible.
 
 
 
 
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    Valentin Castravet Profile Picture
    Valentin Castravet 4,167 Super User on at
    Assembly Orders | Optional Items in BOMs/Assembly items with variable make-ups
    It definitely works out of the box, it just requires some setup for every sale. 
     
     
     
    Valentin Castravet
    Zander ERP Services
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    Jun Wang 3,640 Super User on at
    Assembly Orders | Optional Items in BOMs/Assembly items with variable make-ups
    this is not possible out of box in BC, you could only create an item card and set up a default assembly bom. It'll be lots of trouble to change bom per sales order under the same item code.
    what you could do is to create an extension or find a 3rd party application in AppSource.
     
    another workaround would be using item journal. you could positive adjust in the final item and negative adjust off the components. 
     
     
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    Valentin Castravet 4,167 Super User on at
    Assembly Orders | Optional Items in BOMs/Assembly items with variable make-ups
    As your title suggest, you can use assembly items. Your type A, type B, type C items would be regular inventory items, but you would not sell them on a sales document. 
     
    For each sale you would create a brand new assembly item, the bom of this item would be composed of the combination of the regular inventory items you're selling. On the sales document you have just the 1 assembly item so the customer just sees the line for the 'Generic Widgets'
     
     
    Valentin Castravet
    Zander ERP Services

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