Is it possible to have both alternate BOM items and co-products/by-products in the same BOM? Essentially here is a very simple version of my problem:
There are 2 materials in the system:
Sales orders for Material A drive production orders and the purchase of Material B.
The following is BOM for Material A:
The problem is, that when the Production Order Quantity is not divisible by 3, there is always wasted Material B. I want to eliminate the wasted material. Assuming we we cannot change the UoMs of materials A and B to FT from EA. Can I eliminate this waste by introducing a third material to the system?
I want the BOM of Material A to be the following: If Material C is available, use Material C to produce 2 Material As, if Material C is not available, use Material B to produce 3 Material As or use Material B to produce 1 Material A and 1 Material C depending on the production order quantity.
I'm guessing I would set up the part about using Material C first through the priority field in the Alternate BOM Item Data Window (set Material C to priority 1). So my questions: