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Part Instance Allocations

Part Instance Allocations

After yet another "Product works to Specification" from Tech Support, I respectfully submit the following Ideas to improve the validity of the specification and have Part Instance Functionality behave in a more useable way that is better aligned with the practical realities faced by an Organization attempting to leverage it.

  1. Allocate Existing:  Limit available selection only to Unallocated Instances.  This list is going to get huge over time and very quickly become unusable.
  2. Lot Traced Items:  Lots need to have a Quantity and keep track of their Allocations.  It appears that the specified functionality allows for unlimited Allocation of a Lot based Part Instance.  This is an opportunity missed for error-proofing as you could have any number of Allocated Instances related to a Lot.  In reality this needs to be limited to a Lot Quantity.  Lot based Part instances also need to be filtered out of the Allocate Existing list when fully Allocated (i.e. Lot QTY = 100, Total Allocations = 100)
  3. For Lot based Part Instances need to be able to allocate multiple.  The Part Instance Structure has an Instance for each rather than a Quantity so to Allocate you need to do it one by one.  This is cumbersome, especially considering the use case for Lot Traced Items of Fasteners, for example and a complex system could have several dozen or several hundred.  Allocating one by one seems to be more effort than it really needs to be.
3 Comments
Community Manager
Status changed to: Archived
 
Granite

Why is this idea archived? Exactly the issues we struggle with in our implementation!

Community Manager

Hello Arjen,

 

Is idea was archived because it did not receive a large number of votes from the community over a period of years. If this issue is still applicable, please feel free to submit a new idea. Make sure when you do to ask your peers on the PTC community to vote for the idea.

 

Thanks!