Item alternative feature is very useful in manufacturing industries, if the raw material defined in the BOM is not available during the production process then their respective available alternative item used to complete the production process.
To make item alternative for an item, kindly enable the "Allow Alternative Item" in the item.
- To make item alternative, goto module Stock > Items and Pricing > Item Alternative
The user can enable Two-Way between an item and their alternative item if both can be used as an alternative to each other
Item Alternative for work order
To allow to use alternative items in the manufacturing process user can configure allow an alternative item in the BOM/Work Order
Provision to allow alternative item in the bom
Provision to allow alternative item in the work order
User can also enable/disable allow alternative item in the work order
How it works for work order
Item Alternative for subcontract
In subcontract, the user has to transfer raw materials to the subcontracted supplier to get finished good from them. If the raw material is not available in the stock, with this feature, the user can transfer the alternate item of the subcontracted raw material to the supplier.
How it works for subcontract