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The Swift Construction Company (SCC) manufactures a radio receiver called an Aircraft Wireless. The SCC buys assembled electronics circuit boards (part number 20000003) in lots of 5 from Trilogy-Net. The circuit boards are used in the assembly of Aircraft Wireless units (part number 10000003). When circuit boards arrive from Trilogy-Net at the SCC, they are inspected, identified with a serial number and stocked in inventory. The SCC has a number of customers for Aircraft Wireless units, including B&E Submarines who purchased an Aircraft Wireless system to evaluate.
10000003 ASSY,MKTG,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS |--- 90000012 EARPH,MONO,HI-Z,3.5MM |--- 50000001 DOC,USER,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS |--- 80000005 BOX,SHIPPING,5X4X2,CARDBOARD,WHITE \--- 10000001 ASSY,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS |--- 10000002 ENCL,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS | \--- 80000001 BOX,IP54,4.74X3.13X2.17",ALUM,BLK,SCREWS |--- 20000003 PCA,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS | |--- 20000001 IND,830UH,AIRCRAFT WIRELES | | |--- 90000001 WIRE,MAGNET,38AWG,POLY | | |--- 90000002 MAG,FERRITE ROD,1/4IN X 4IN,MATL=61 | | \--- 90000003 TAPE,ELECTRICAL,3/4",BLUE,VINYL | |--- 20000002 PCB,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS | |--- 90000004 CONN,PHONE,F,MONO,PCB,3.5MM | |--- 90000005 CAPV,150-230PF,TOP ADJUST,PCB | |--- 90000006 DIO,SIG,GERM,0A95,AXIAL,D0-7,GLASS | |--- 90000007 CAP,ELEC,10UF,16V,20%,RADIAL,ROHS | |--- 90000008 CAP,CER,33PF,100V,10%,RADIAL,ROHS | |--- 90000009 CAP,CER,3300PF,100V,10%,RADIAL,ROHS | |--- 90000010 RES,AXIAL,2.0M,0.4W,1%,MF,ROHS | \--- 90000011 RES,AXIAL,5.6M,0.4W,1%,MF,ROHS |--- 80000003 SCREW,MACHINE,PHIL,4-40X1/4,SS |--- 80000004 WASHER,FLAT,4-40 |--- 80000006 STANDOFF,HEX,4-40,0.5"L,ALUM |--- 80000007 WASHER,LOCK,#4,INTERNAL TOOTH |--- 90000014 CONN,BINDING POST BANANA,INSUL,GRN |--- 90000015 CONN,BINDING POST BANANA,INSUL,YEL |--- 90000016 CONN,RING,16-22AWG,#4,RED |--- 90000017 WIRE,STRANDED,16AWG,GREEN,POLY \--- 90000018 WIRE,STRANDED,16AWG,YELLOW,POLY 60000001 ASSY,FIELD SPARES,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS |--- 90000012 EARPH,MONO,HI-Z,3.5MM Maplin LB25C |--- 20000003 PCA,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS Trilogy-Net SCC:20000003 \--- 50000001 DOC,USER,AIRCRAFT WIRELESS
Serialized Stock Purchased by a Customer
This workflow explores serialized stock in the context of a customer purchase. B&E Submarines desires to purchase a spare parts kit for the Aircraft Wireless unit they previously purchased. A serialized circuit board is used in the assembly of the spare parts kit (preferably a phantom-type BoM to make the parts in it visible), which is then sold and delivered to B&E.
Sometime later, Ed Bentley calls from B&E. He says he found a circuit board, but he doesn’t know if it is the circuit board from the spares kit. Ed is not sure, but he thinks the original board might have failed and he swapped it with the one from the spare parts kit. Ed wants to know if the serial number on the board is the same as the board shipped in the spare parts kit he bought.
Serialized Stock Consumed by a Project
Explore serial numbers in the context of a project. B&E Submarines plans to upgrade 5 of their submarines with Aircraft Wireless systems. A contract is negotiated between the SCC and B&E, and the SCC initiates a Project to capture all related activity (of which the physical receiver units are only one portion). Complete radio receivers PN 10000003 are manufactured, each with its own serial number, traceable to the serialized electronics circuit board within. The completed radio receivers are sold and delivered to B&E as part of the overall project.
Sometime later, Ed Bentley calls from B&E. He has a circuit board in his hand again, and wants to know where the serial number came from. Ed asks if the circuit board was from one of the 5 receivers delivered as part of the upgrade project.
Create, sell, ship, and return a field spares kit
- Create manufacturing order
- Issue material to order (serialized PCA)
- Deliver order to customer
- Return order from customer
- Return material to stock (serialized PCA)
Visual display of model
- Start Tryton client and connect to tryton database.
- Access Administration > Models and select a model to view the schema for.
- Select the report icon on the toolbar followed by the “Graph” action.
- Select the number of levels to display.
- Receive serialized stock items.
- Serialize certain non-serialized stock when received (serialized with either vendor or local serial number).
- Produce (i.e. manufacture) serialized stock in the form of sub-assemblies and final assemblies, using serialized and non-serialized stock.
- Un-produce serialized final assembly stock to sub-assemblies, and return sub-assemblies to inventory using an inspection and test process.
- Maintain accurate historical hierarchical models for assemblies over time (with real-time querying).