Assigning Items to a Subinventory
You can assign items to a given subinventory. Assigning items to a subinventory does not restrict the subinventory to that list of items. Rather, the items are restricted to that subinventory. Thus, you can always issue and receive unrestricted items to any subinventory, but you can only issue and receive restricted items to their list of subinventories. You activate the list of subinventories for a restricted item by setting the Restrict Subinventories attribute when defining or updating items.
You also use the item/subinventory relationship to specify valid subinventories for zero quantity cycle counts for an item, and to specify items for an ABC analysis performed at the subinventory level. In these cases you do not have to set the Restrict Subinventories attribute, only establish the relationship between the item and subinventory.
You can also specify planning information related to the items you assign to a given subinventory.
1. Navigate to the Subinventories Summary window.
2. Select a subinventory.
4. Enter an item to assign to the subinventory.
5. Select the Planning alternative region.
If you do not check Min-Max Planning, the item is not planned at the subinventory level for this subinventory.
7. If you check Min-Max Planning, enter minimum quantity and maximum quantity on hand values.
Min Qty: `The on-hand quantity at which to place an order.
Max Qty: The suggested maximum quantity to maintain as on-hand inventory. This maximum displays on the min-max report, indicating that any order placed should not force the on-hand quantity of the item to exceed.
1. Select the Order Modifiers alternative region.
2. Enter the fixed lot multiple quantity or repetitive rate (units per day) for the item.
3. Enter the minimum order quantity or repetitive rate (units per day) for the item in this subinventory.
Planning algorithms (min-max and replenishment) place orders of at least this quantity.
4. Enter the maximum order quantity or repetitive rate (units per day) of the item in this subinventory.
Planning algorithms (min-max and replenishment) place orders no greater than this quantity.
1. Select the Sourcing alternative region.
Inventory: Fill requisition requests for this item in this subinventory by creating internal requisitions that pull stock from existing inventory.
Supplier: Fill requisition requests for this item in this subinventory by creating purchase requisitions that become purchase orders, procuring the material from a supplier.
3. Enter the organization from which an internal requisition draws the item.
You must enter a value here when you choose Inventory as the replenishment source type.
4. Enter the subinventory within the source organization from which an internal requisition draws the item.
You enter a value here only when you choose Inventory as the replenishment source type and you specify a source organization.
1. Select the Lead Times alternative region.
2. Enter preprocessing, processing, and post-processing lead times.
You restrict an item to the list of locators you define here by setting the Restrict Locators attribute when you define the item.
Updating Organization Level Items