Would Job #01 need to be a location type or a warehouse?
So yeah I would create a location type for the type of job (i.e. Widget X Installation Job) and a location for each new installation job (or use the customer name and/or address if that doesn’t need to be de-identified). You can also use Location Groups to group based locations on some other attribute you care about (e.g. customer type). The downside to this approach would be that you’d have to create a new location for each job. However, this shouldn’t be all that time-consuming.
How do I show the inventory being removed from the warehouse and it is now installed on Job #01?
Once you have recorded inventory for the item and created the destination location where the item will be sent, then you can use the Stock Movement feature to move the item to the destination.
Sometimes we use the same materials for each install, sometimes we use different items.
The reason I asked about the materials is because we have two features, that with some customizations, that allow you to define a list of products (and quantities) that can be used to prepopulate a Stock Movement. One is Bill of Materials, the other is called Stocklists. If you’re interested, I can explain those features and what customizations they’d need to support your use case.
Maybe I’m trying to use Open Boxes in a way that it was not meant to be used.
I wouldn’t say this is a use case we designed around, but the software should be able to handle it. And, as I mentioned above, we can add some customizations to make your specific processes easier.
One question I have … do you also handle maintenance and repair of these installed widgets? If so, the product we’re probably moving towards asset management and less on consumption, but since we don’t support that yet we can leave that discussion for another time.
I’ll work on recording a video to show you how I think you could implement this use case.