Integral Logistics Management — Operations Management and Supply Chain Management Within and Across Companies

17.2.3c Single-Level Where-Used List, Multilevel Where-Used List, and Summarized Where-Used List

Intended learning outcomes: Differentiate between the single-level where-used list, the multilevel where-used list, and the summarized where-used list.



Continuation from previous subsection (17.2.3b).

Similar algorithms can also be used to create various types of where-used lists from the bill- of-material positions.

The single-level where-used list shows all the products that are integrated directly into a component.

Figure 17.2.3.6 shows the five single-level where-used lists implicitly defined by the example in Figure 1.2.2.2.[note 1705]

Fig. 17.2.3.6       Single-level where-used list.

Figure 17.2.3.6 contains exactly the same number of connections as Figure 17.2.3.3, that is, six. Although these are the same connections, here they are taken from the component view in Figure 17.2.3.2. In this case, the quantity per is the quantity of components integrated directly into the product. The single-level where-used list is useful because it provides a picture of a certain component.

The multilevel where-used list or indented where-used list shows, in structured form, how a component is used across all the levels, right down to the end products.

Figure 17.2.3.7 shows the multilevel where-used list for the component with item ID 387462 from the example in Figure 1.2.2.2.

Fig. 17.2.3.7       Indented where-used list (multilevel where-used list).

Here, the quantity per is the cumulative quantity of this component that is integrated into the product at this point. An indented where-used list is useful for assessing the possible consequences of a substitution, that is, the replacement of an unavailable primary product or component by a non-primary item.

The summarized where-used list is a condensed multilevel where-used list in which each product occurs only once, together with the cumulative quantity of that component incorporated into the product.

Figure 17.2.3.8 shows the summarized where-used list for the component with item ID 387462 from the example in Figure 1.2.2.2.

Fig. 17.2.3.8       Summarized where-used list (condensed multilevel where-used list).

In this case, the quantity per is the total quantity of components that are integrated into the product. A summarized where-used list is needed to draw up a procurement plan, for examp­le, or to estimate which end products will be affected by replacing an item at a lower level.

Continuation in next subsection (17.2.3d).




Course section 17.2: Subsections and their intended learning outcomes

  • 17.2 The Master Data for Products and Processes

    Intended learning outcomes: Describe master data of products, product structure, components, and operations. Explain the data structure of item master, bill of material, and where-used list. Disclose the data structure of work center master data, the work center hierarchy, as well as for operation, routing sheet, production equipment, bill of production equipment, and bill of tools.

  • 17.2.1 Product, Product Structure, Components, and Operations

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the concept of master data. Explain the production order as a collection of master data. Describe a simple product structure. Identify the intermediate product used simultaneously as a component in higher-level products.

  • 17.2.2 Item Master Data

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the concept of the item master record. Describe the attributes of the technical information and the stockkeeping information of the item master record. Identify attributes of the item master record for information on costs and prices.

  • 17.2.3a Bill of Material, Bill-of-Material Position, and Where-Used List

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the concepts of the bill of material, of the bill-of-material position, and the where-used list.

  • 17.2.5 The Work Center Hierarchy

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the concepts of workstation and cost center. Explain the work center hierarchy.

  • 17.2.6 Operation and Routing Sheet

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the concepts of the operation business object in association with the routing sheet. Describe the most important attributes of the operation master object. Produce an overview on the work center where-used list.

  • 17.2.7 Production Equipment, Bill of Production Equipment, and Bill of Tools

    Intended learning outcomes: Present the concepts of bill of production equipment and bill-of-production-equipment position as well as production equipment where-used list. Produce an overview on collective tool, bill of tools, bill-of-tools position, and tool where-used list.

  • 17.2.8 Composition of the Basic Master Data Objects

    Intended learning outcomes: Explain the breakdown of the master data into individual classes and their associations using the example of the ball bearing. Describe the basic object classes for planning & control.