The construction inquiry is almost identical to the construction order except that the components of the construction inquiry do not initiate demand. In addition, some actions are omitted, such as Create Production Order.
A construction inquiry can be generated in the following ways:
- from the Document BOM by choosing Line > Construction Inquiry on the Related menu.
- from the Document BOM by choosing the Constr. Inquiry Status field in the line or the Constr. Inquiry Status field ellipsis button at the bottom of the page.
- from the Document BOM Header page by choosing Line > Construction Inquiry on the Lines FastTab.
The construction inquiry can be created either for the entire document BOM of a construction inquiry or only for the assembly unit, based on the selected document BOM line. If a construction inquiry for an assembly unit is generated, the Constr. Inquiry Status field shows the status on the specific Document BOM line. If a construction inquiry for the entire BOM is generated, the Constr. Inquiry Status field at the bottom of the page shows the status, regardless of where the construction inquiry creation originated.
To open the construction inquiry, select the line and then choose Line > Construction Inquiry on the Related menu, or choose the status or ellipsis button in the Constr. Inquiry Status field on the line or the bottom of the page, respectively.
After a construction inquiry is generated, it can be opened directly from the Role Center and processed the same way as a "normal" construction order. When all changes are made in the Construction Inquiry, return the changed BOM to the document BOM by choosing the Transfer Back to Doc. BOM action. This stores the user ID and the time of the return in the Transferred back on and Transferred back by fields on the General FastTab of the Construction Inquiry.
If you have the integration with Advanced Manufacturing Suite (AMS), special text added in the construction inquiry line will be transferred when the Transfer Back to Doc. BOM action is run. For more information, see Text in construction inquiry.
Document Box FactBox
If you have the integration with Advanced Manufacturing Suite (AMS), the Document Box FactBox from COSMO Document Management System is available. For the more information, see Integration of COSMO Document Management System.
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