An evaluation of ERPnext shows promise for our requirements. However we have some complex online products (‘make to stock’ items) that are made up of different combinations of stock items and attributes and therefore have a couple of questions:
Is it possible to create BOMs that have conditionally allocated stock items, depending upon:
an attribute of the order
stock levels of BOM items?
Order received online for → MAIN BOM ITEM
→ BOM ITEM A (stock item, must always be part of order)
→ BOM ITEM B (non-stock item, must always be part of order)
→ BOM ITEM C (stock item, preferred if stock available)
→ BOM ITEM D (stock item, if no stock of C)
→ BOM ITEM E (added depending on an order attribute)
I understand that attribute variations (i.e the conditional addition of BOM ITEM E) may not be possible and therefore require a BOM for every variation, but a fall-back item (i.e. BOM ITEM D) if no stock of preferred item (C) seems to be missing and can’t see how this would work.
Is it possible that orders can be ‘workflowed’? The ‘HR’ workflow example of leave request and approval is OK, but it doesn’t cover the possibility of an ‘automated’ workflow. Due to the quantity of online orders we process, it’s neither practically or economically possible to manually intervene.
Thanks in advance.