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# inventory
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Dan Warner

03/23/2022, 9:20 PM
Is it possible to create an automation so that Netsuite will automatically "build" one unit of inventory of an assembly each time that assembly item is ordered by a customer? The use case is that we have assembly items that we don't want to pre-build in Netsuite, and we don't physically pre-build these assemblies in our warehouse either. When a customer orders it, we physically build one unit of the assembly while we are picking the component items on the fulfillment line. We want Netsuite to reflect this by building each unit of the assembly as it is ordered. Is this possible? cc: @Sheryl Wood
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Eric B

03/23/2022, 10:55 PM
Yes it’s possible. The sales order will trigger an assembly build with an accompanying work order so that when you fulfill the order line it will have that quantity available for fulfillment.
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MUHAMMAD HAMID

03/24/2022, 9:55 AM
yes possible
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Rich Keller

03/24/2022, 11:56 AM
Do you not want to record the actual build when it occurs? Native functionality will allow you to create a Special Work Order which an assembly build can be created against. Only downfall is that the inventory is hard committed to that SO once it's built.
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MUHAMMAD HAMID

03/24/2022, 12:00 PM
Yes
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AK47

03/24/2022, 3:57 PM
Hard commit seems ideal. Make the item special WO and a script to automatically build these WOs once created. Definitely doable.
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MUHAMMAD HAMID

03/24/2022, 4:06 PM
Definitely
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Dan Warner

03/24/2022, 4:15 PM
@AK47 I found the special WO option and (in sandbox) enabled it on the assembly item that we want this function to act on. I then placed a sales order for this assembly item and it created a work order. At this point, is scripting the only way to have Netsuite automatically create the Assembly Build for this work order? Could a workflow accomplish this instead?
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MUHAMMAD HAMID

03/24/2022, 4:16 PM
Accurate
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AK47

03/24/2022, 5:29 PM
Workflow can definitely get it done.
I don't remember if the workflow would trigger on the special WO creation, but I think it does. If not, a scheduled workflow would definitely do the trick.