Manufacturing: Sub Contracting Process in SAP Business One (B1)

Vendor vs customer sub-contracting
By Dattatreya R.Kulkarni Posted February 4, 2016 In Production
Subcontracting of work is a fairly common practice in the manufacturing industry. Reasons for subcontracting could be many ranging from lack of capacity inside the company, or lack of processing technology inside the company etc.
Nevertheless, the process of subcontracting work is governed by excise rule in India. As per this , the subcontractor is expected to maintain complete documentation of the process for example, which material was sent to which subcontractor, for what purpose, under which document number, how much of the material was processed and sent back by the subcontractor, number of days the subcontracting document has remained open etc. Maintaining these records manually is a tedious process and prone to errors.
Hence, it is important that a solution be provided to companies to enable this process along with required documentation. However, this solution is not available in SAP Business One. To ensure that manufacturing companies can derive all benefits of using SAP Business One, without having to compromise on their ability to manage the subcontracting process on the system, we have developed a solution that runs seamlessly in SAP Business One.
Our Sub-contracting Add-On has robust design, which addresses both scenarios and provides a seamless experience to your user on SAP Business One and enables them to conduct a variety of sub-contracting process related transactions as mentioned below.

Vendor Sub-contracting

  1. Create processing Challan
  2. Receive unprocessed material/Cancel Challan
  3. Receive processed material from subcontractor
  4. Capability to maintain multiple sub-contracting BOMs for same item
  5. Capability to handle batch managed items
  6. Mapping of items with subcontractors (BOM mapping)
  7. Receive scrap from subcontractor
  8. Reports for checking stock lying at sub contractor
  9. Report for challan /item wise reconciliation
  10. Payment to sub-contractor for labour charges

Returnable Items processing

  1. Create returnable challan
  2. Receive back items sent on returnable challan

Customer Sub-contracting

  1. Receive goods from customer
  2. Return unprocessed goods
  3. Conduct production/assembly operations
  4. Dispatch processed goods back to customer
  5. Creating a labour invoice with reference to customer challan number
  6. Reports for stock/challan reconciliation

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