Rework - Disassembly/Modifying Inventory

Does anyone have any ideas or workflows for reworking stocked inventory? We are in a situation where we want to modify existing inventory and would like to maintain part traceability with the order.

Couple of questions:

is the main product/part serialized?
Are you performing modification operations?
or adding/subtracting/substituting components?

We create production build work orders for reworking/modifying assemblies. Update the rework Order’s BOM to include the part to be modified, along with any other parts required.

If part/assy is serialized, the incoming serial number matches the “reworked/completed” serial number.

Create Labor Plans to define operations to be followed for rework.

is the main product/part serialized?

-yes, so we would just pick and re-assign same serial number

Are you performing modification operations?

-not so worried about operations part of this, we use seperate travelers and rework forms for builds

or adding/subtracting/substituting components?

-adding components in this case and up-revisioning the assembly. I think this would have been easy if we could just make an order specific BoM and be able to add the part number of the assembly we are reworking. Currently Cetec does not allow child BoM component to be the same as parent BoM, which I totally understand the logic, but would help with this scenario.

We do have reworking stock assemblies in the pipeline for potential future development, but no specific plan or deadline for it at this point.

@regisphilbin’s recommendation could be workable here, as long as you’re not wanting to remove components from the assembly but just adding. Essentially you’re creating a new part/bom record for the reworked build, and using the original assembly as a component.

Thanks for the feedback! Looking forward to the additional rework feature whenever it becomes available.