Spares Consumption Categories allow the Resource consuming the parts through the 'Request Spares' feature in Dispatch to define the consumption category for the part. A consumption category is usually defined by the type of work being performed by the Resource. These may include Repair, Preventative Maintenance (PM), Projects, etc. Note: Consumption Categories must be added in the Setup before they can be selected in the Request Spares process. You need to have the appropriate access level in Spares to create and define these Consumption Categories. Your site L2L Champion can assist you.
Adding a Consumption Category:
1. From the Main Menu select Spares
2. Select 'Consumption Categories'
3 Select 'Add New'
4. Click 'Save'
Note that there is an option that can be selected within the Spares > Settings where you can change the behavior of Spares Consumption Categories by choosing to:
- Automatically Select a Consumption Category
- Specify that the User is Required to select a Consumption Category
Please note that you cannot change a Consumption Category once a Spares Request has been created.