In short: The inventory reorder report should account for built assembly parts.
Lets say we have a brown box we order from a vendor.
We also sell a modified version of this brown box hand-painted green by us.
Customers can buy both stock (brown) and modified (green) versions from us.
It's the same part. It's the same SKU. One is simply modified.
To get ahead of sales, we paint about 1/3 of our brown boxes green ahead of time. Before a sale has occurred.
Using Atrex assemblies would allow us to create a green version of our brown box. We paint a box, we build the assembly. Now, Atrex reports quantities for each. Our box painters can see how many of each type exists, so they can plan accordingly. For example: paint 10 brown boxes green, and now query Atrex and see 10 brown and 10 green boxes. Our box painters can move on to other tasks.
This affects reorder quantities
However, if we run a reorder report for our brown box it isn't looking at the number of assembled green boxes as well. And so our reorder report thinks we need more brown boxes - in reality the reorder should be counting BOTH.
Now apply this situation to many more products and many more variations. To top everything off, we operate out of different facilities - so the box painters can't just look to see what they need to paint.
We need Atrex to be able to both keep track of variations of a product while not changing the quantity needed on reorder reports. If we have 20 boxes, 10 of which are modified, our reorder levels should not change! We still have enough TOTAL boxes.
If there is a solution to this problem I'm not seeing - please let me know!