MPP Consumed Parts in Steps instead of Operations

Hi,

you use MPP? And you want to use Consumed Parts in the Steps instead of Operations? And you do not want to spend more money on your implementation partner because you're tired of questionable half-done solutions of poor programming quality? Than you are right here!

When building a Process Plan, consumed elements appear in one block below Operations. For a more detailed work instruction it´s possible to use ‘Steps’. But it´s right now not possible, to assign consumed elements to Steps.
The current version works well for picking all relevant components that are needed for building a product. Thus our current process plans works very good for the people in the warehouse, but they are sometimes difficult to use for those who actually need to build the product.

The process plan doesn´t provide distinct informational, which material is actually required for each step. In complex process plans we often have to repeat information about the used resources in the Steps manually. E.g. in case an Operation contains 4 different types of screws, in each Step it is necessary to provide more precise information about the consumed Part again.

I already made some tests and it´s possible to assign assign Parts, Tools, Resources to ‘Steps’ instead of ‘Operations’. I already did most of the customization for the ProcessPlan renderings! But it´s still a lot of work! So I wonder if there is anybody else out there that wants to solve this use case?

Espcially I would need help to modify the correct codetree files, MBOM/EBOM comparison and especially help in debugging!
Anyone interested?

Angela