Hi PP Gurus,
I have a scenario on my hand on which my first choice will Variant but they are a purely MTS company and at the desptach stage only they go for configuring material.
Fiber is produced by using a Silica Preform with Bar Coded no. The fiber has three variants as natural fiber mainly 652D, 652C, 657A.
From one preform they produce for ex. 10 reels/ spools, they term them as mother spool. Each spool gets a unik spool ID. Then the mother spool goes to proof Testing Option 1 Then those spools are cut to standard length with a new Spool Id ref to Mother Spool.
Option 2 If the fiber breaks at non std. length then it is further cut into the nearest lower std lenght with a new spool ID.
Then It goes to testing /QA Option 1 Directly passed material will go to customer.
Option 2 If reqd. it will go to colouring.
Now they have 13 colors with approx 24 length variants.
So totaly They have 3 main types * 24 Lenghts * 13 colours = 936 combinations.
There requirement which I understood is Stock with hiracrchy Type of fiber ex. 652D