Part Alternates/Crosses

I have an inventory situation where I have an electronic component with serval equivalent alternates that are specific to a BOM. Meaning, I can use serval different manufacturing part numbers to satisfy the requirement. Traditionally, I would assign an internal part number that I would load into the system which would contain/document the desired requirement and list potential alternates. Production/purchasing could then evaluate stock and supplier availability and purchase their desired part that satisfies those requirements.

What is the best practice to handle this in CETEC? The cross scenarios I would like to review are ones were there are complete interchangeability (distributer part numbers, etc.) and limited interchangeability (application specific alternates, different MFG part numbers with minor variations) are handled by CETEC.

Thank you,
Paul

Hi @paulv, thanks for the question!

We’ve got a lot of useful information on out site about cross parts and part synonyms. I’m going to link a few here, and you can use the search icon at the top right of the cetec homepage to search for more information that might be useful.

https://cetecerp.com/support/how-to/cross-part-references.html
https://cetecerp.com/support/how-to/part-synonyms.html
https://cetecerp.com/support/faq/parts/What-is-the-difference-is-between-cross-parts-and-part-spec-group.html

Of course, if you have any other questions about it, feel free to ask!

Part synonym groups was the piece that I was missing, thank you!