ERP Phantom Assemblies or Ghost Parts

Posted by Gerry Poe

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Phantom Assemblies or Ghost Parts

Do you make multi-level products to order? If so, with SYSPRO you can simplify job scheduling and planning by using "phantom assemblies" to consolidate and reduce the number of jobs required.

In SYSPRO, "phantom assemblies" can be useful for multi-level products that are made to order. Instead of making all the various subassemblies each on its own job, you can use phantom assemblies to make them all within a single job.

Phantom assemblies are also useful for making items with customized options. Product options can be represented by phantom assemblies, which can be copied into jobs as needed to suit different product configurations.

How Phantoms Work

A "phantom" bill of material can be thought of as a made to order subassembly. A phantom is a set of components that is always assembled within a job for a higher level bill of material. A phantom is never stocked or made on its own job and cannot have its own routing.

A phantom bill of material is defined with its own set of components. Once the phantom bill of material is created, the phantom parent can be added as a component in other bills of material.

At time of job creation, SYSPRO automatically generates job detail lines for the complete set of phantom assembly components, multiplied by the phantom parent quantity.

Phantom assemblies can also be copied into jobs as needed to represent product options. You select the phantom, indicate a quantity and a routing sequence, and job detail lines are generated for the phantom assembly components with appropriate quantities.

My hat's off to SYSPO for their vision and dedication spanning 30+ years with a product, today, which is more relevant and valuable than the competition. 

Did you know that SYSPRO continues to receive awards for its ERP software?

SYSPRO was in the news which said they had recently received another award.  

SYSPRO Wins Golden Bridge Award for Software Innovation: SYSPRO Honored in Global Competition for SYSPRO STARS FastTrack Implementation Methodology

Tags: ERP, Manufacturing, Bill of Materials, BOM

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