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How to disassemble a product
How to disassemble a product

Learn workaround ways to disassemble products into materials in Katana.

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Written by Dayvid Lorbiecke
Updated over a week ago

In Katana, disassembling a product into its component materials is handled through manual adjustments. This guide provides an overview of how to reverse inventory movements by reverting the production status of manufactured items or adjusting stock for purchased products.

Disassembly is the process of taking a product and breaking it into materials. There isn't a specific disassembly feature in Katana, but there are ways to trigger the required inventory movements.

Disassemble products manufactured in your workshop

If you manufactured a product yourself, you can revert the Production status of a MO from Done to Not started or Work in progress (as long as it's not in a closed inventory period). This action reverts stock movements (i.e. materials are added back to stock and the product is eliminated from stock). You can then delete the MO to eliminate it from your Schedule.

Disassemble purchased products

If you're taking apart a purchased product, create a stock adjustment. You can decrease the product stock and increase the material stock with a single stock adjustment. You will have to define the materials you are creating with a disassembly manually in the stock adjustment, as the stock adjustment cannot be based on the Product Recipe of the product.

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