L2L has added another complementary document association. Now, in addition to Machines, Lines, Checklists, Products, Dispatches, etc., you can also directly associate Documents with Spare Parts. The ability to associate documents with your Spare Parts is a powerful tool as well as a tremendous time saver for your Technicians, Parts Crib attendants, buyers, and shop floor associates.
Being able to attach documents or attachments to spare parts, like manufacturing drawings, specifications, and potential replacement and warranty information, provides critical details quickly, right at your fingertips. The possibilities for spare parts fabricated in-house are just as invaluable.
Anyone who has ever worked with Spare Parts knows all too well that part numbers can change, due to new vendors or updated naming conventions, specifications can be tightened, and materials may require substitution. Attaching documents to Spare Parts can save you time, money, and costly mistakes.
Best of all, these associations are really easy to make. A couple of clicks and you are good to go. Once you have associated documents with your spare parts, they will appear in the document section of an open dispatch when a spare part request is made. This will be helpful for the technician to read on how to install the part for example.
Go to Inventory Control and find the spare part with which you wish to associate a document. Clicking on the part number link will open the Part Detail page. At this point, you have several options located near the bottom of the Part Detail page of every Spare Part:
1. You can Add or Edit associated Documents using the Add/Edit Documents hyperlink
2. You can REMOVE any previously associated Documents
3. You can add Attachments by clicking on the ATTACH button. This will save one or more docs, files, etc to the part. An example could be a Specs Certification sheet for the part.