What is the Inherit Demand Warehouse Option?
Picking up from where I left off in How to set up Part Planning,
You likely noticed an option under the PLANNING tab in Part Maintenance to set "Do Not Inherit Demand Warehouse" for a part. What is this?
Well, it’s something you really only need to be concerned about if dealing with multiple warehouses – with a mix of universal and independently planned warehouses.
What’s the difference between universal and independently planned? Read this
What exactly does Inherit Demand Warehouse mean? Basically, it allows you to configure how or where demand for a part is to be driven from - meaning from which warehouse.
For instance, if you look at an Engineering Master/Work Order - demand for component parts can either be driven from the warehouse specified on the EM/WO Header Card (inherit) OR can be driven from the warehouse specified on each individual material card.
So, if demand for component parts are to be driven by the warehouse specified in the header card - the parts are "inheriting" the demand warehouse of the EM/WO.
There are a couple of places in VISUAL where you can configure a part to "Inherit Demand Warehouse" or not.
- When CHECKED – demand for the part will be driven from the Warehouse specified on the Header Card (EM/WO). The Warehouse ID will auto-populate with warehouse id of the EM/WO
- When UNCHECKED, you can specify (on the material card) the warehouse where the part should be coming
The Inherit Demand Warehouse is checked by default in the Material Card UNLESS you checked the DO NOT INHERIT DEMAND WAREHOUSE of the part under the PLANNING TAB in Part Maintenance.
If you select this checkbox in Part Maintenance - the Inherit Demand Warehouse option in the Material Card becomes unavailable for the part and you can specify the warehouse on the card or as needed at time of transaction.
BTW - you would normally want to Inherit the Demand Warehouse. But you have the option if your situation calls for it.