Materials control, warehousing, Materials Resource Planning....
Lets say you have enough parts on hand to build 10 2260 trigger groups. 10 sears, 10 triggers, 10 housings, 10 springs etc. If I'm reading the exploded diagrams correctly, there are 12 seperate part numbers, and 15 actual parts. So your warehouse has 12 bins, easch has enough to build the 10 groups. Esy enough.
But let s say that the Crosman CS folks have had enough of Rob's emails and my calling them yelling about 2260 trigger group availability, and they acquiese and now its available from customer service, as a group. They take the above stock levels, and from that build 5 assemblies from the on hand quantities. (so now a new part number for the aseembly has to be assigned, another inventory item is in the system needed tracking, some one has to build or at least gather and bag the parts for the assembly).
Phil calls up and needs 6 sears.... system show only 5 available. so now to keep the on hand levels at the origanal 10, you now need to have mad e and ahve on hand 15 to keep the afore mention level of 10 so Phil gets all of his sears. More inventory 9read that: money) is tied up in invnentory.
Since the sale of indivual parts is supposed to be repair of existing units-not cusotm builds or tweaks- they only sell the single parts. Works for them, obviosuly. But does royally suck for those of us that need the occasionaly laundry list of parts for a build.......
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