What is mean by Phantom Part

HI 

Why we need to create part like Screws, Cable connector, some general valves as Phanotm
Parts, Instead of Purchase parts

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pdasanapu Agile User Asked on January 9, 2019 in Product Collaboration.
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Hi PDASANAPU,

phantom parts are created because a business need, the majority of the phantom parts are assemblies used to facilitate some process step like planning, purchasing, assembling or any other specific reason that a particular business have. I agree with you that, in general, fastenings and piping elements are purchased parts in business those use these parts, not manufacturer them.
I`d suggest you to ask for the reason, probably it`s a business specific need or procedure.
My best
Carlos

Carlos L Benassi Agile Angel Answered on January 9, 2019.
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Phantoms are parts that will never exist in physical form.  As Carlos mentioned, they are often used for planning and purchasing, but not for manufacturing.  An example is a placeholder assembly to drive MRP for long lead time components that is swapped with an actual assembly once the real assembly configuration is complete.  I can’t think of a good reason why purchased components would be considered a phantom, so I would definitely question that practice.

keithrust Agile Angel Answered on January 9, 2019.
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