Where – Used.

Hi,

Could any body please explain about the Function Where – Used.

What is the use of this function . How it can useful in the Manufacturing process ?

Thanks and regards

You have a zinc plated buffer plate that the vendor has just informed you they have a supply issue with and you are unlikely to get any for 3 months, this is a fairly common part, included in the sub-assemblies and finished goods of a set percentage of your 50,000 product range. How do you find out the sub-assemblies and final assemblies affected to take appropriate action? The where used will tell you where the item is used. Purchasing can also use this in time of fluctuating supplies and some items may be replaced in certain builds but not in others, alternatively you can then analyse if the production consuming the parts is customer or stock driven demand to base any potential decision upon, but you need to know where it is used first!