WO Plus - Allow to add a new material with zero quantity and have the system creates allocation to the new product
One excellent feature that was added to the Work Order Plus was the feature to allow allocation for components that are not available. NOT as the original design that assumed that if the quantity needed is 10 and you used 9, then the allocation to the remaining 1 is released, now user can decide to keep the unreported quantity as allocated and use it later.
In the attached screen there is a situation where user wants to add an item that is not on the original Bill of material. Elliott allows that but does NOT allow to report 0.
I suggest to allow to add an item with Qty = 0. As a result the required item is now on the production order and the quantity is allocated for this production order. If you think of a different way to achieve it, it should be fine.
This change is completed and passes QC. It will be released in the next Elliott update. For details, please see the following KB article: https://support.elliott.com/knowledgebase/articles/1978536-feature-wo-plus-allow-add-new-material-with-zero
This was help our operations extremely.