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Proteus MMX Training Manual - Inventory

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1. Overview

The Parts page in the Inventory Functional Area is used to record and continually maintain a master list of all parts of a company.  Parts is a complete list of spare parts and maintenance supplies for your entire organization.  These parts are then later distributed as quantities to various stockrooms, where actual quantity information is maintained. 

Every part is identified by a unique Part Number.

If there is not an existing part database that can be converted to a Proteus MMX database, each part must be manually entered into Parts. Simply enter the Part information into the data entry fields on the screen. (See the Entering Data section below.) Alternately, as with all data in Proteus MMX, parts can be imported using the import utility tool.


2. Details 

The Details Tab consists of basic part fields.  These fields are Part Number, Part Name, Stock Class, Shelf Life, Category, Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Part Size, Measurement Unit, and Description.

Note:  The required fields are Part Number and Part Name.  By default, all other fields are optional.  However, additional fields can be required by the administrator using the Data Fields page in Settings.


Note:  Leaving information fields blank will decrease Proteus MMX’s effectiveness in building complete maintenance history records.  Make sure all available information has been gathered prior to recording.

Note:  While in the Details tab, you can upload a picture of the part, using the Image upload icon located on the right-side of the screen.

3. Inventory Classification and Inventory Usage

The Inventory Classification and Inventory Usage fields allow you to specify what part is and how it is used. In the Parts Detail Tab, you can enter information pertaining to classification and usage of the part. You can access these features by scrolling to the bottom of the page. Both fields are located directly above the Notes field.

4. Stockroom Parts

The Stockroom Parts Tab displays a listing of all stockroom information that is relevant to the current part record.  This information includes stockroom information, cost, and quantities.

While the Quantity on Hand is not required, it is a good idea to enter it immediately after creating a part.  Otherwise, a transaction will need to be performed to update Quantity on Hand.

Note:  After the part record has been initially created and assigned to a stockroom, the information on this tab will not be able to be edited.  It will be read-only and displayed for reference purpose only. To make changes to this information, see Stockrooms later in this manual.

In this tab, the user can also serialize a part. It may be necessary to serialize certain parts that will be repaired and used on Repair Orders. To assign a serialized part to a stockroom, select the Serialize icon and fill in the Serial Number and Stockroom.

       Note:  Parts must be serialized before they are first added to a stockroom. 

You can identify a part as ‘Is Critical Part’ by utilizing the star icon check box. The list is filterable using this designation. (1)

5. Work Orders

The Work Orders Tab displays various information for parts that are currently associated to open work orders.  When a part is used on a work order, the quantity information will be displayed in this tab.  This data is read-only and is used for references purposes only.

The fields listed on the Work Orders Tab are:  Work Order Number, Activation Date, Quantity Allocated, and Quantity Required.

6. Asset History

The Asset History Tab displays various information regarding the assets on which a specific part was used.  When a part is used on an asset (via a Work Order), the information will be displayed in this tab.  This data is read-only and is used for reference purpose only.

The fields listed in the Work Orders Tab are:  Asset Number, Asset Name, Total Used, and Last Used Date.

7. Entering Data

To enter a new Part into the database, follow these steps:

1. From the Part Record Navigator, select the New icon

2. Enter the Part Number, Part Name,and any other relevant data.

Note: Each Part Number must be unique.

3. On the Stockroom Partstab, select the green + signto allocate that part to the stockroom(s) it's located in. 

4. Enter the Stockroom, Quantity on Hand, Unit Cost, Vendorand any other relevant data.

5. Select the Saveicon

Note: You can only allocate Parts to Stockroomwhen you are first entering a new part. Once a part is saved, the part can be allocated to stockrooms later, using the Stockrooms module. 

6. Select the Saveicon on the top-right corner of the screen. (You can also select the Save and Continueon the top-right of the screen if you wish to add another new Part now. 


1. Overview

The Stockrooms page in the Inventory Functional Area is used to enter and display quantity details about a part.  It is also used to conduct transactions (adjusting part quantities) and move tickets (moving parts between stockrooms).

The main page of Stockrooms consists of two different areas: a navigation tree and the Record Navigator.

The navigation tree displays all stockrooms by company location.  Users can place stockrooms in certain physical locations.  Users can then choose parts that already exist in Parts Master list and add them to one or many stockrooms.

Note:  A part must be in a stockroom to have quantities associated with it.

The Record Navigator displays a listing of the stockrooms and various stockroom related information.  When a specific stockroom is expanded, a details grid appears on the screen and lists the parts in the specific stockroom as well as part related information.  The fields listed in the Record Navigator are Stockroom Name, Number of Parts, Quantity on Hand, Quantity Allocated, Quantity Available, and Total Price.  The fields listed in the details grid are Part Number, Part Name, Category, Stock Class, Part Size, Serial Number, Description, Measurement Units, Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Last Cost, Shelf Life, Quantity on Hand, Quantity Allocated, Unit Cost, and Quantity Available.

Note:  The main grid displays information specific to the stockroom.  The name and location can be edited by selecting the Edit icon.  Expanding a stockroom reveals the details grid. The details grid displays the parts in the stockroom.  Further information regarding this area is listed below.

2. Details

The Details tab consists of basic part information that is pulled from the Parts Master page as well as any quantity, cost, and date fields.  All quantities are drawn from the selected stockroom except for Total Quantity on Hand, which is a summary of all stockrooms.  These fields are: Part, Category, Stock Class, Manufacturer, Manufacturer Part Number, Shelf Life, Part Size, Serial Number, Description, Measurement Unit, Physical Inventory Frequency, Next Physical Inventory Date, Carrying Cost, Last Physical Inventory Date, Economic Order Quantity, Quantity on Hand, Quantity Allocated, Quantity Available, Maximum Quantity, Unit Cost, and Re-Order Point.

Following is an explanation of some of these fields:

Quantity Allocated:  This is the total number of parts that will be needed for all active work orders.  It is possible that this value may exceed the quantity on hand, but will never be negative.  Quantity Allocated is automatically updated to reflect the total number of parts attached to work orders in the Active Work Order page.

Quantity Available:  This value is calculated from the following formula: Qty on Hand – Qty Allocated.  It is possible that this value may become negative, based upon part usage in work orders.  This value is used when the system calculates a part’s reorder point (Qty Available + Qty on Order ≤ Reorder Point).

Maximum Quantity:  Use the value in Maximum Quantity to manage inventory levels and avoid overstocks.

Physical Inventory:  The Physical Inventory fields provide a place to enter physical inventory schedules.  Routine physical inventories may be performed to double check the Qty on Hand.

The Next Physical Inventory field is not editable.  Proteus MMX calculates this field as follows:

Last Physical Inventory + Physical Inventory Frequency = Next Physical Inventory.

Automatic Purchase Order generation can be added to reorder point.  Purchase orders will automatically be created when a part reaches its reorder threshold by selecting Auto-Order.

A part can be made “Critical” by selecting ‘Is Critical Part.’ Once checked, a star icon will display in the grid view.

Note:  Some of this data is read-only and is used for references purposes only.

3. Work Orders

The Work Orders link displays a list of active work orders that are using the specified part.

These fields are Work Order Number, Activation Date, and Quantity Allocated.

4. Other Stockrooms

The Other Stockrooms link displays a list of other stockrooms that contain the current part. The fields are: Stockroom, Quantity Available and Serial Number

5. Transactions

Transactions are used to update part quantities in a stockroom.  Users can: add, subtract, or adjust the quantity of a part in each stockroom.  All Transactions are recorded in the Transaction History page.

NoteAdjust will replace the current quantity in the stockroom with the new quantity.

To perform a transaction on a part:

1. Open Stockroomsfrom the Inventoryarea.

2. Select a stockroom and expand it

3. Select a part

4. Select Perform Transaction

5. Enter in all required data

6. Select the Saveicon when completed

6. Move Tickets

Move Tickets are used to move parts between stockrooms.  Users can select a part and move a quantity of those parts to a different stockroom.  All Move Tickets are recorded in the Move Ticket History page.

To move a part to another stockroom:

  1. Open Stockrooms from the Inventory.

2. Select a stockroom and expand it

3. Select a part

4. Select Issue Move Ticket

5. Choose a stockroom and enter all required data.

6. Select the Transfericon when completed.

Note: The Destination Stockroomdrop-down will be filtered to display all stockrooms in which the currently selected part is located.

Note: Serialized parts will not display a quantity when a move ticket is issued against them.

7. Kit Orders

A kit is a part that exists in a stockroom and is a collection of other parts. A kit order is an active work order generated to create a kit for capturing labor costs and part costs. The labor cost will be the cost of creating the kit. the part costs will be the total cost of all parts going into the kit. These costs will be used to calculate the unit cost of the kit (represented as a part) in the stockroom. 

To Issue a Kit Order:

1. Open Stockroomsfrom the Inventoryarea.

2. Select a stockroom and expand it

3. Select a part/kit

4. Select Create Kit.

5. Enter all required data

6. Select the Saveicon when completed.

8. Repair Orders

A repair order is like a work order with one main difference. A repair order is used to fix a serialized part.

To Issue a Repair Order:

1. Open Stockroomsfrom the Inventoryarea.

2. Select a stockroom and expand it.

3. Select a serialized part.

4. Select Issue Repair Order

5. Enter all required data.

6. Select the Saveicon when completed.


1. Access Tools Report

The Tool Report is a vital feature, that enables you to keep a precise account of all your inventory tools and asset machines they're attached to. You can view fields such as:

  • Line Number
  • Time
  • For Week
  • Unit/Component
  • Tools & Spare Parts
  • Availability
  • Remarks
  • Technician Name

To Access Tools Report:

1. Go to the Inventorymodule

2. Click on Tools

3. Select a tool record

4. Click on the Reporticon

When you click Report icon, you will be led to the print preview of the tool report. When you're ready, click the Printicon in the top-right corner.

*For Table of Contents and Module Exercises, see the File Attachments section.