• Assembly Code: The Assembly Code field in the Kit top level item should be set to K (kit part) when the item is entered into the Inventory Master files in the locations in which it will be sold. Kit top level items should be setup as non-kit items (Assembly Code set to F) in inventory locations in which customer returns are processed. This setup allows kit items to be returned into inventory in the returns location and then exploded (using the Materials Explosion program) into the component parts. The components can then be transferred back into the sales location, where they can be sold individually or included in another kit
Note: Kitted items (items with the Assembly Code field set to K in the Inventory Master file) cannot be returned to inventory using the Invoicing/Order Completion program. This restriction is designed to prevent an on hand quantity for the kit top level item in the locations in which it is sold (this can cause incorrect updates to the inventory reserved and allocated quantities for the components)
• Serial Flag: Since the kit item itself is just a placeholder, and since it just represent a set of components which are shipped out together, the top level kit item may not be serialized (the Serial Flag must be set to N in the Product Catalog record for the item).
• Special and Vendor Shipment Flags: The top level kit item should be created with the Special and the Vendor Ship flags in the item set to N in the Product Catalog and Inventory records. (Kits are bundled together in-house, not ordered from your vendors, or directly shipped to your customers by your vendors.
• Commission Cost: The commission in the Kit top level ite should be loaded with the correct value The average cost of the kit or top level item will be recalculated based on the average cost of the components in the kit each time the kit is built by the system. The system will also optionally update the commission cost and the next cost in the kit items as they aare built – this is based on system parameters.