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Was wondering who uses part # REVISIONS versus new Part # CREATION? What criteria differentiates the two? Why one over the other? How does PeopleSoft provide for revision versus new part #? Advice on how to understand & manage revisions?
Priest IS Specialist
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We try to reuse PeopleSoft Item IDs for similar item conversions to minimize the need to replace items and relabeling carts.
We generally use New Item Creation to maintain history. If a part description is virtually the same with minor changes then we may revise the description. We never re-use part #'s for a totally different part. We have to many parts in inventory at to many locations to risk having different parts possibly identified with the same part number. We just create a new one and have all inventory moved from the old number to the new number and discontinue the old number and set it to inactivate.
Hope this helps,