Manufacturing with negative consumption

Making the Finished Item from a number of components is straightforward in NAV Manufacturing. A more interesting scenario is where you consume a single component, but generate a number of Finished Items.

Consider the scenario where we have a sheet of plywood, and you cut out a number of different items. In this example, we will be consuming a single sheet of plywood and producing a number of small plywood items . To achieve this is relatively straight forward, so in the Bill of Material the single sheet of plywood would have a positive quantity, creating a positive consumption. The additional output items would have a negative quantity, which effectively generates negative consumption, this results in the creation of inventory.

Costing is an interesting aspect to this scenario, which we will cover in a later blog.

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