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This section covers uses cases for various components and fields used within the Parts Order noun.
The following is a list of use cases for how Line Splitting can be utilized within the Parts Order noun
Back Orders: In the instance that an item has a certain quantity available for immediately delivery and a certain quantity on back order, the line splitting feature is used. In this case the line for back ordered item will be split. There will be a line that contains the items that are being shipped. There will be an additional line for the quantity that is on back order.
Shipping From Multiple PDCs: In the instance where a particular item is being shipped from multiple locations, for example 5 widgets are being shipped from PDC 1 and 5 widgets are being shipped from PDC 2, the line splitting feature is used. The multiple locations are expressed using line splitting with the quantity of widgets coming from PDC 1 on one line and the quantity of widgets coming from PDC 2 on an additional line. Quantities of an item that are being shipped together from a single location should be contained on the same line item.
Tag Ons: In the instance where an item from a previous order (e.g. a back ordered item) has become available and can be "tagged on" to a new order, the line splitting feature is used. This allows for the representation of multiple orders on a single order for a single customer and minimizes freight costs for the customer. In this instance, references are made to the original order(s) in the detail lines of the new order. If the part number being delivered from back-order is already on the order being acknowledged, the line is "split" even though the original quantity is not necessarily split. Otherwise Tag-on lines are added to the acknowledgement.
Kits: A Kit is a part number which is composed or two or more other part numbers. In certain circumstances it is of value to be able to show all of the parts in the kit, when ordered. For example, if one of the parts of the kit is not in stock, while all remaining parts are, the supplier may decided to express this as an “exploded kit” reflecting the backordered part. With this information, and if the supplier supports the Cancel Parts Order transaction or the Change Parts Order transaction, the supplier may enable the dealer’s decision to cancel the line with the kit or cancel the entire order.
Substitutions: A part can be generally available while viable substitutions may exist at the supplier. It is generally important to communicate to the dealer when a supplier decides to respond to the order of a part with the substituted part. In such a case, splitting the ordered line into one or more child lines with a ChildLineReasonCode of “Substituted” can be used to express these situations.
Supersessions: A part can be obsolete and superseded by other part numbers for various reasons. It is generally important to communicate to the dealer when a supplier decides to respond to the order of a superseded part with the superseding part. In such a case, splitting the ordered line into one or more child lines with a ChildLineReasonCode of “Superseded” can be used to express these situations.