Opqo provides a number of general configuration options for inventory.  These define behaviours across all inventory functions.


To configure the inventory general options, add configuration to the general section of the STAUTOSCRIPT.STAMCONFIG automation script in the Maximo environment.


appConfig = {
  "general": {
    ...
    "inventory": {
      "allowManageImage": true,
      "allowCreateInventory": true,
      "allowCreateBalance": true,
      "allowCreateBin": true,
      "allowCrossSite": {
        "issue": false
      }
    }
  }
}


The above shows the default configuration.  The options within are explained in the following sections.



Item Master Image Management


Opqo allows Inventory Managers to manage item master images.  This includes:

  • Setting an item master image from the camera or camera roll
  • Deleting an existing item master image.


Access to this function is controlled by the allowManageImage property. 


Adding configuration with this property set to false will disable the ability to set/change/remove the item master image.  Item master images will still be visible.


The default value of this property is true.



Inventory, Balance and Bin Creation Options


The inventory transfer and receive functions require the user to nominate the destination inventory balance. The following configuration properties impact the selection of the destination inventory balance.


The default values for each of these properties is true.


At a high level, each of the properties controls the following:

  • allowCreateInventory: Whether a new inventory record can be created as part of the transaction
  • allowCreateBalance: Whether a new inventory balance record can be created as part of the transaction
  • allowCreateBin: Whether a new bin number ( a bin number that does not exist on any balance in the storeroom) can be created as part of the transaction.


In practice, the properties work together to control different aspects of the transfer and receive processes, as shown in the following flowcharts.


Inventory Transfer

These properties impact two areas for inventory transfer:

  1. The items shown by Inventory Search when selecting items to transfer
  2. The destination bins that are available for selection, and whether a new bin may be entered.





Inventory Receiving

These properties impact the destination bins that are available for selection, and whether a new bin may be entered.


Note that the allowCreateInventory property does not impact inventory receiving. The base presumption is that if an item has been ordered for a storeroom, it is expected to be stocked in that storeroom. Hence, an inventory record will always be created as necessary to allow the receipt.

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Inventory Cross-site Issue


Opqo 24.05.0 added support for enabling issue of items from a storeroom to a work order, asset or location in a different site, within the same organization.  This functionality is disabled by default, but can be enabled via configuration.


There are a number of options for enabling cross-site issue:

  1. Globally enabled, allowing cross-site issue between all storerooms and sites within the same organization.
  2. Enabled for specific sites, allowing cross-site issue from the specified sites, to either all sites or specified sites within the same organization.
  3. Enabled for specific storerooms, allowing cross-site issue from the specified storerooms, to either all sites or specified sites within the same organization.


This impacts inventory issue:

  1. For inventory managers using the Issue function from the Inventory dashboard, when searching for a work order, asset or location to issue items to.
  2. For technicians and managers using the Issue function from the Materials widget, when searching for a storeroom to issue items to the work order from.


Note: Regardless of cross-site issue configuration, it is always possible to issue items from a storeroom to a work order, asset or location within the storeroom's site.


Enable globally


The following configuration enables cross-site issue globally, between all storerooms and sites within the same organization:

appConfig = {
  "general": {
    ...
    "inventory": {
      ...
      "allowCrossSite": {
        "issue": true
      }
    }
  }
}



Enable for specific sites

It is possible to restrict cross-site issue to storerooms within a specific site. In addition, it is possible to specify that cross-site issue from each site is either enabled to all sites, or a specified list of sites.


The following configuration shows two examples:

appConfig = {
  "general": {
    ...
    "inventory": {
      ...
      "allowCrossSite": {
        "issue": {
          "FLEET": true,
          "BEDFORD": ["NASHUA", "LAREDO"]
        }
      }
    }
  }
}


In this example:

  1. Any storeroom in the FLEET site can issue cross-site to work orders, assets or locations in any other site within the same organization.
  2. Any storeroom in the BEDFORD site can issue cross-site to work orders, assets or locations in the NASHUA or LAREDO sites.



Enable for specific storerooms

It is possible to restrict cross-site issue to specific storerooms. In addition, it is possible to specify that cross-site issue from each storeroom is either enabled to all sites, or a specified list of sites.


The following configuration shows two examples:


appConfig = {
  "general": {
    ...
    "inventory": {
      ...
      "allowCrossSite": {
        "issue": {  
          "BEDFORD:CENTRAL": true,
          "FLEET:DALLAS": ["TEXAS"]
        }
      }
    }
  }
}


In this example:

  1. The CENTRAL storeroom in the BEDFORD site can issue cross-site to work orders, assets or locations in any other site within the same organization.
  2. The DALLAS storeroom in the FLEET site can issue cross-site to work orders, assets or locations in the TEXAS site.





Note: For more information on Opqo configuration and the role and contents of the STAUTOSCRIPT.STAMCONFIG script, see the Configuration Overview article.



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