Part Lifecycle is an optional setting at the Part Level that controls which types of business transactions are allowed for the Part. The Lifecycle setting of a Part manages it's stages from inception, through R&D and manufacturing, to end of distribution, and eventually retirement.
The following lifecycle "stages" are available in the system:
- R & D
- Replenishment End
- Sales End
Go with DISTRIBUTION
Not sure which one fits your needs? Go with Distribution. This lifecycle setting has NO restrictions.
The current lifecycle of a part controls what can be done with it in the system. These controls act like an extra, automated check against data entry errors.
-R&D Lifecycle allows full lab inventory traceability entries, while preventing shipment to customers if the part is mistakenly entered on a customer order.
-Replenishment End Lifecycle allows customer order fulfillment, but does not allow additional production to be scheduled (or purchases to be made if the the part is a Raw Material).
Receiving: R&D, Industrialization, Distribution
Create and Release BOM: R&D, Industrialization, Distribution
Production: R&D, Industrialization, Distribution
Add as Required Part to BOM: R&D, Industrialization, Distribution, ReplenshmentEnd, SalesEnd
_Shipping: _Distribution, ReplenshmentEnd
Go to the Parts Page.
Double tap on the part entry you wish to change. Tap "Edit".
Select the appropriate new option from the "Part Lifecycle" dropdown .
Updated 3 months ago