Hello, I'm looking for some advice on how to handle a the location of work order that is partially complete. We build circuit boards, and occasionally we may have a board that has all surface mount parts on the board, but is waiting for through hole parts to be hand soldered.
We break the item out into surface mount side A, side B, and through hole operations.
We may build the board up to the through hole operation and not complete through hole for up to a few weeks. We need to have a way to know where that semi-complete board is, but not have it show up as a shippable item.
The two ideas I have are to:
- "receive to stock" at the first operation that we may stop at, and have go into non-usable locations.
- Convert the operations into inventory items and have them be subassemblies of the final product.
Any advice would be appreciated.