OSRC (Outsourced PO) Description Override provides a new Outsourced Description field for each routing sequence, and uses the Outsourced Description as the Item Description on the MOP-POP Outsourced Purchase Order. Normally GP will use the Routing Sequence Description (when Outsourced Items are not used).
The Routing Sequence Description may not be meaningful to the Vendor. Since the Outsourced Description is created on each outsourced routing sequence, a vendor-specific description can be defined, while leaving the Routing Description for internal use.
Navigation: Tools >> Setup >> Manufacturing >> MFG PowerPack Setup
Mark the box next to “OSRC – Description Override”. Close the Setup window.
This feature will be active for the current user, other users must restart their GP client.
Create Outsourcing Description
Navigation: Cards >> Manufacturing >> Routings >> Routing Entry
Select a routing, and an outsourced sequence.
Then select Additional >> Outsourcing Description.
Add the Outsourcing Description for the sequence, click SAVE.
The Outsourcing Description is a description of the service to be provided using language meaningful to your vendor. This will be used when creating the Outsourced PO instead of the routing sequence description.
NOTE: Outsourcing has been set up to use Machine Variable Overhead. The sequence above requires 2 hours of PAINT at $15.30 per hour ($15.30 per hour is set on the Machine Definition window).
Without the OSRC enhancements, the PO will be created using the Routing’s Sequence Description (“Send Chair To Be Painted”), Quantity will equal the number of hours times the number of parts, and Unit Cost will be the Machine Variable Overhead amount. This is shown above.
With the OSRC enhancements enabled, the Item Description is populated with the Outsourcing Description, and the Quantity & Unit Cost are recalculated to be on a per-piece basis. So instead of Quantity To Order = 2 (for 2 hours of painting) and Unit Cost = $15.30, this is changed to Quantity To Order = 1 (for 1 Chair sent for painting) and Unit Cost = $30.60 (for the total cost to paint one chair).