When you set up Inventory and Bills of Material, you can define an item status to identify completed configuration items. You can use this status to disable the configuration item from all Oracle Manufacturing functions. You would normally specify No for each of the following item attributes for inactive configuration items:
You can run the Deactivate Configuration Items concurrent program to automatically deactivate all configuration items that have no open sales orders or on-hand inventory, and whose most recent sales order shipped more than the number of days ago you specify. Each deactivated configuration item has its status updated.
Note: You can delete item information for completed configurations from the database, including the bills of material and routings.
Deleting Items, Bills, Routings, Components, and Operations