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jaapkrijger
Level 4

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

If I buy an assembly item complete from a supplier, can I unbuild it so the individual items appear in my stocks?

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jaapkrijger
Level 4

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

The correct answer is to use group. You create a group with a name very similar to your assembly.

Receive from suppliers as group so each stock item is updated with the qty received.

If you need to assemble, you use your assembly. As for receiving, the group is automatically split into individual items when you receive.

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Giovann_G
Moderator

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

Hello there, jaapkrijger.

 

I'll share some information on handling your inventory.

 

Yes, you can definitely do that. You'll be able to unbuild assembled products so that their components can be returned to your inventory.

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Go to the Lists menu, select Item Lists
  2. Locate the assembly product you want to unbuild.
  3. Click the Report dropdown at the bottom of the window.
  4. Choose QuickReport.
  5. Find and double-click the build transaction you want to adjust to open it.
  6. Click Edit, then Delete if you want to delete the build transaction or you can edit the quantity.

 

On the other hand, you can also make manual adjustments to your stock. Check out this article for more detailed information: Adjust your stock quantity or value in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

I've included this resource for more insights: Track the products you manufacture. This contains some useful inventory management information.

 

You're always welcome to post again if you need further assistance with managing assembly products or inventory. I'll be here to help you.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

@jaapkrijger 

If you always run the process like that, you should have an additional app with the disassembly feature to avoid mistake.

jaapkrijger
Level 4

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

I don't think you read the question I asked. If I buy an assembly from a supplier, can I unbuild it?

 

e.g. in my records there is no build transaction.

jaapkrijger
Level 4

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

In other words, you can't do this in QB itself?

jaapkrijger
Level 4

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

The correct answer is to use group. You create a group with a name very similar to your assembly.

Receive from suppliers as group so each stock item is updated with the qty received.

If you need to assemble, you use your assembly. As for receiving, the group is automatically split into individual items when you receive.

AlcaeusF
Moderator

Can I unbuild an assembly I bought?

Hello jaapkrijger,

 

I have reviewed the solution you’ve shared and it's correct and accurate. Thank you for sharing your inputs to help address the issue. We love to see members supporting one another! Have a great day.

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