The disassembly operation breaks a bill of materials back into its components, thus deducting from the in-stock BOM quantities and increasing the component quantities. This operation is performed manually within the web app.
Navigate to Disassembly in the left-hand menu.
This opens the Disassembly product listing which shows all completed disassembly operations. This listing report has the same functionality as the Assembly product listing.
How to perform a disassembly
- In the Disassembly product listing, click the Create new disassembly button
- Search by the BOM's SKU or name and select it from the drop-down
- Select the recipe to use in this disassembly - this will load the list of components
- The component quantity is auto-populated with the quantity from the selected recipe. However, it is possible to update this quantity if required (see below)
- Select the source warehouse and bin location from which the BOM will be taken. Note: it is only possible to select locations where stock is available
- Setting the quantity to disassemble will display the destination warehouse section. Here you can specify the warehouse and bin locations to put the components, otherwise the default warehouse and locations will be used
- You can also modify the cost price for each component, otherwise their default cost prices are used
It may be desirable to change the components and their quantities that are being added into stock. A common use case if when cutting fabric. If you purchase fabric in 100cm rolls you may need to cut it into smaller units when storing and selling the fabric, but you might not always cut it into the same units. For example, you could cut it in two, creating 2x 50cm or you could create 1x 50cm and 2x 25cm. There are many potential size combinations.
As such, it's possible to change the quantities of each component that are being added into stock. It is recommended to create the BOM with all possible components included in the recipe. When disassembling, just update the quantities of each component (set any that aren't created to zero). You will be asked to confirm these new quantities before submitting.
Inventory audit trail
In the same way as assemblies, a disassembly can also be traced in the Inventory Audit Trail in Brightpearl.