Part Supersession is an important function for any Service/Parts Department. Supersession is used to both:
- Update Part A to a manufacturer's issued Part A-a, where the part is essential the same but the part number has changed.
- Make Part A obsolete to be replaced by Part B, when both parts perform the exact same function.
First Step - Open a Parts Master Record
There are two best practices when finding a Parts Master record. Global Search is the most efficient but the user has to be familiar with the part number or a description. Scrolling through a list view to find the Part Master is another option.
- Type the Part Number or Description in the Global Search. From the results, be sure to open the Parts Master.
2. Navigate to the Parts Master tab and open the desired list view. Scroll to locate the Part Name.
Then continue by clicking the Supersession button from the opened Parts Master record.
Enter the New Part Number and click Supersede.
The Part Number will updated in the Parts Master. Including anywhere the related Part is used globally and across multiple Locations.
The Parts Master History and Supersession will be recorded in the related lists at the bottom of the record.