8 Working With Kits

This chapter contains the following topics:

8.1 Entering Kit Information

This section provides an overview of kit information and discusses how to enter item master records for kits.

8.1.1 Understanding Kit Information

A kit is a collection of inventory items that are packaged together into a parent item and sold under a parent name. To better understand kits, consider the trend toward mass configuration in industry. Mass configuration enables consumers to configure anything, from electronic systems to automobiles, from a vast list of component parts, which offers consumers flexibility in their purchases. Each kit that is sold can be unique, even though all its component parts are standard.

A kit is typically made up of several types of inventory items:

  • Parent item

    A parent item represents the assembled item. Generally, the system does not carry inventory for a parent item. You must set up a parent item in the Item Master and designate it with a stocking type of K (for kit). The Item Master determines how the system calculates the price.

  • Components

    Components are the actual inventory items that are contained in the kit. You set up components in the Item Master as regular stock items. The system automatically orders components.

  • Features and options

    Features and options are additional items for the kit. Feature items have a stocking type of F (for feature). The system recognizes feature items as second-level parent items because the system does not carry inventory for the feature items. You set up the actual inventory items in the bill of material.

For example, you might store several computer components together, such as a monitor, hard drive, keyboard, and mouse. When you sell the items, you sell them collectively as a computer system. In another example, you might store the same computer components in different locations within a warehouse. By entering the items as kit components, you can easily locate each item and assemble the final product.

The bill of material lists which items are included in the kit. Bills of material can have up to 999 levels. A level consists of components, features, and options. Each level can consist of various parts. For example, you define a feature in a component of a parent kit and then enter the feature as a parent. The parent of the feature parent is the first level. The feature becomes a second level (a child of the first level). Although features can have components, when its components become part of the kit, they are simply kit components. The system only supports single-level kits, not multi-level.

After you enter each kit component and you assign a line type to the component, feature, or option, the system checks component item numbers against the Item Master table (F4101). Kits can also contain non-stock components, such as a flyer or catalog. The system does not validate the non-stock item numbers against the F4101 table.

After you enter the kit item master records, you must identify the location where the kit is stored on the Item/Branch Plant Info. form in the Item Branch program (P41026). If you have set the Item Branch Validationprocessing option in the Bill of Material Revisions program (P3002) so that the system does not validate the existence of an item/branch record, you do not have to set up the location of a component in the branch/plant where the kit is created.

See Entering Branch/Plant Information.

You can set the appropriate processing options to view kit components in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Sales Order Management system and the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Procurement system.

8.1.1.1 Kit Example

This chart illustrates an example kit:

Figure 8-1 Kit components

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Description of "Figure 8-1 Kit components"

In this example, the kit consists of a stereo, which is the parent item, and these components and options:

  • Wiring jacks (component)

  • Receiver (component)

  • Speakers (component)

  • Cassette deck (option

  • Five-platter CD player (option)

  • Single CD player (option)

A compact disc (CD) player is a feature in the kit, and two versions of the feature are available:

  • 5-platter CD player

  • Single CD player

8.1.1.2 Kit Definition

The word kit has a different meaning in distribution systems from what it has in the manufacturing environment:

  • Distribution systems use the bill of material to locate and assemble the group of items that form the kit.

  • Manufacturing systems use the bill of material to create a parts list for a work order.

    When you create a work order, you are preparing to produce a product. The parts list indicates the material and quantity that you will need.

8.1.2 Forms Used to Enter Kit Information

Form Name FormID Navigation Usage
Work With Item Master Browse W4101E Inventory Master/Transactions (G4111), Item Master Review items.
Item Master Revisions W4101A On the Work With Item Master Browse form, click Add. Enter item master records for kits.

8.1.3 Entering Item Master Records for Kits

Access the Item Master Revisions form.

You must specify how to price kits in the item master. If you decide to price the kit at the parent level, you enter only pricing information for the parent item. To price the kit by the sum of the component prices, you enter pricing information for each component but do not enter pricing information for a feature parent item.

Stocking Type

Enter a code from UDC table (41/I) that indicates how you stock an item. These stocking types are hard coded and you should not change them. Examples are:

F: Feature

K: Kit parent item

The first character of Description 2 in UDC table (41/I) indicates whether the item is purchased (P) or manufactured (M).

Sales Price Level

Enter a code that indicates whether the system maintains standard sales prices for an item, different sales prices for each branch/plant, or different sales prices for each location and lot within a branch/plant. The system maintains sales prices in the F4106 table. Values are:

1: Item level

2: Item/Branch level

3: Item/Branch/Location level

Purchase Price Level

Enter a code that indicates where to retrieve the purchase price for an item when you enter a purchase order. Values are:

1: Use the supplier/item price from the F41061 table.

2: Use the supplier/item/branch price from the F41061 table.

3: Use the inventory cost from the F4105 table. This cost is based on the inventory cost level and the purchasing cost method that you specify for the item.

The first two codes are applicable only if you set up supplier costs in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Procurement system. If you do not set up supplier costs, the system uses the inventory cost as the default for the purchase order.

Kit/Configurator Pricing Method

Enter a code that determines how the system calculates the price for kit items or configured items. Values are:

Blank: Use for items that are neither kit items nor configured items.

1: The system accumulates the base prices of components with the configured price adjustments and then discounts the total.

2: The system accumulates the base price of the parent item with the configured price adjustments and then discounts the total.

3: The system accumulates the configured price adjustments and then discounts the total.

4: The system accumulates the individually discounted price of the components with the configured price adjustments.

Note:

Only configured price adjustments are included in the calculation for a configured item. Also, the system discounts costs only if you are using the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Advanced Pricing system.

This is an example of how the system uses the various methods:

Parent Item: 125

Component A: 50

Component B: 100

Configured Cost Adjustment 1: 15

Configured Cost Adjustment 2: 10

Advanced Price Discount: 10 percent

Methods are:

Method 1: 50 + 100 = 150 + 15 + 10 = 175 − 17.50 = 157.5

Method 2: 125 + 15 + 10 = 150 − 15 = 135

Method 3: 15 + 10 = 25 − 2.5 = 22.5

Method 4: (50 − 5) + (100 − 10) = 135 + 15 + 10 = 160

8.2 Entering a Bill of Material

This section provides an overview of bills of material, lists a prerequisite, and discusses how to:

  • Set processing options for Bill of Material Revisions (P3002).

  • Enter bill of material information.

8.2.1 Understanding Bills of Material

Use the Bill of Material Revisions program (P3002) to enter a bill of material to specify how to assemble kit components to create the parent item. By entering a bill of material, you also provide the system with information such as:

  • The feature items and options that are included with the kit.

  • The feature items that are optional.

  • The number of items that you need to assemble the kit.

To enter a bill of material, you must set up the inventory kit and enter each level in the kit separately.

If you are entering a bill of material for a kit that contains a feature, you must first enter the bill of material for all of the kit components except the feature. Then you enter the bill of material for the feature using the feature as the parent item. Next, you add the individual items that are part of the feature to the bill of material.

The system stores bill of material information in the Bill of Material Master table (F3002).

8.2.2 Prerequisite

Before you complete the tasks in this section, you must verify that the parent, components, features, and options for the kit are set up in the Item Master (F4101).

See Entering Kit Information.

8.2.3 Forms Used to Enter a Bill of Material

Form Name FormID Navigation Usage
Work with Bill of Material W3002H Bill of Materials (G4114), Bill of Materials Revisions Review bill of material information.
Enter Bill of Material Information W3002A On the Work with Bill of Material form, complete the Branch/Plant and Item Number fields and click Add. Enter bill of material information.

8.2.4 Setting Processing Options for Bill of Material Revisions (P3002)

Processing options enable you to specify the default processing for programs and reports.

8.2.4.1 Defaults

1. Component Branch

Specify whether to use the parent branch or a component branch as the default value in the bill of material records when you copy the bill of material to add a new bill of material. Values are:

Blank: Use the component branch.

1: Use the parent branch.

2. Bill of Material Type

Specify a user-defined code from UDC table (40/TB) that specifies the type of bill of material to use as the default value in the Type of Bill fields. If you leave this processing option blank, the system uses M for manufacturing bill of material.

3. As Of Date

Specify whether the system uses the current date as the default value in the As Of Date field in the header area of the Work with Bill of Material form. Values are:

Blank: The system uses all dates.

1: The system uses the current date.

4. Display Sequence

Specify how the system sorts the information on the Enter Bill of Material Information form. You can choose whether to sequence the data by component line number or by operation sequence number. The component line number indicates the sequence of the components on a bill of material. The operation sequence number indicates the sequence of the fabrication or assembly steps in the manufacture of an item. Values are:

Blank: The system sequences by component line number.

1: The system sequences by component line number.

2: The system sequences by operation sequence number.

8.2.4.2 Display

1. Bill Type

Specify whether to display the Bill Type field in the header area of both the Work With Bill of Material and Enter Bill of Material Information forms. Values are:

Blank: Do not display.

1: Display.

2. Batch Quantity

Specify whether to display the Batch Quantity field in the header area of the Enter Bill of Material Information form. Batch quantity is the quantity of finished units that you expect a specific bill of material to produce. Values are:

Blank: Do not display.

1: Display.

8.2.4.3 Versions

If you leave any of the following processing options blank, the system uses version ZJDE0001.

1. Single Level BOM Print (R30460)

Specify which version of the Single Level Bill of Material Print program to use.

2. Multi Level BOM Print (R30460)

Specify which version of the Multi Level Bill of Material Print program to use.

3. ECO Workbench (P30225)

Specify which version of the ECO Workbench program to use.

4. Component Maintenance (P3015)

Specify which version of the Component Maintenance program to use.

5. ECO Header (P30BREV)

Specify which version of the ECO Header program to use.

6. Bill of Material Where Used (P30201)

Specify which version of the Bill of Material Where Used program to use.

7. Item Master (P4101)

Specify which version of the Item Master program to use.

8. Co/By- Products Inquiry (P30211)

Specify which version of the Co/By- Products Inquiry program to use.

9. Bill of Material Inquiry (P30200)

Specify which version of the Bill of Material Inquiry program to use.

8.2.4.4 Edit

1. Item Branch Validation

Specify whether to validate the existence of an item branch record of a component in the Item Branch table (F4102). Values are:

Blank: Do not validate.

1: Validate.

8.2.4.5 Interop

1. Transaction Type

Specify a user-defined code from UDC table (00/TT) that identifies the transaction type that the system uses for export processing. If you leave this processing option blank, the system does not use export processing.

2. Write Image for a Change Transaction

Specify whether to store the before or after image for a change transaction. The images are stored in the Bill of Material Transaction Revisions table (F3002Z1) from the Bill of Material Master table (F3002). Values are:

Blank: Store the after image.

1: Store the before image.

3. Interoperability Outbound (R00460)

Specify the version of the Interoperability Outbound Subsystem program that the system uses for export processing. If you leave this processing option blank, the system uses the ZJDE0001 version.

8.2.5 Entering Bill of Material Information

Access the Enter Bill of Material Information form.

Figure 8-2 Enter Bill of Material Information form

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Description of "Figure 8-2 Enter Bill of Material Information form "

See "Setting Up Bills of Material" in the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Applications Product Data Management Implementation Guide.