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Values from this window are used as defaults on Bill of Materials Maintenance, and the System Setup Options regarding control of inventory usage use the Material Status and Effective Date fields to control use of inventory (see the System Setup chapter for more information).
Material Status: Depending on System Setup, Material Status can be used to control whether an Item can be used in LeanMFG, or other modules in Dynamics GP. If System Setup allows use of all Material Statuses, this field is then only informational.
Source: The Material Source field is informational.
ECO Number: The current ECO Number for the Item. Appears as a default when adding the item to a new BOM.
Effective Date: The effective date for an Item. Effective Date appears as a default when adding the item to a new BOM. Depending on Setup, this date can be used to control whether or not an item is usable in LeanMFG and other parts of Dynamics GP.
Rev. Level: The current Revision Level for the item. Appears as a default when adding the item to a new BOM.
Shipping U of M: On the BOM Maintenance window the “Total Input Weight” field displays the total of the Shipping Weights for all items in the BOM structure. The calculation converts the weights of all components to the weight of the parent item. See Bill of Materials Maintenance for more information. This Weight unit is also used with a Multi-Product Manufacturing Order to allocate costs using the By Weight cost allocation method (see BOM Maintenance for more information).
Files: Click the expansion button to open the attachments window. An Item can have an unlimited number of file attachments, such as specification documents. See the Item Attachments chapter for more detail. If a CHECKBOX appears next to the expansion button, the selected item has Attachments.
Approved Vendors: Click the expansion button to open the approved vendors list. See the Approved Vendors section for more detail. If a CHECKBOX appears next to the expansion button, the selected item has Approved Vendors.
Alternates: Click the expansion button to open Item Alternates. This is a list of other inventory items that can be used in place of the selected item. A future release will use this information to automatically substitute an alternate if there is a shortage when building the Picklist. See Item Alternates for more information.
Hazardous Material: If an item is a hazardous material, mark the Hazardous checkbox. This will enable the other settings in the HazMat section. The HazMat information is for reporting purposes only and has no other effect in the system.