I was wondering if it is possible, in a Production Order, to use the alternative item functionality that is currently setup for Sales Order. I know that there are similar options by using a Formula, planing group and Priority, however, that is not possible in my situation.
What I’m looking for needs to work on a BOM component in AX 2012 standard. A typical scenarion for this would be: On a production order i use a BOM with a component that is going to be phased out, lets call it component X. Instead of using a date restriction to phase out Component X, I would like to use Quantity. When X is out of stock I would like the system to choose an alternative item (much like with a formula and priority) to be used instead.
My restraints are that I cannot use formula for this solution, so the solution has to be centered on a BOM and its BOM component, e.g. I would like AX to consume to the old item first before the new one is used. The solutions has to be triggered by quantity equal zero rather than date.
Another thought was if a event kanban could be used for replenishment, making a event rule that specifies that when component x reaches zero inventory, a substitute item is picked. Meaning, could I use what MS calls “Stock replenisment event” for this situation? See below.
Excerpt from the MS book on kanban : 'Whenever on-hand inventory is reduced for an item on a coverage dimension, that is covered by an event kanban rule, and inventory falls under minimum stock aas designated on the item coverage, an event kanban is created to replenish that minimum stock"