In a previous life we upgraded V8 to E10.0 and attempted to bring in remnants (and circle drops; for some reason in the steel business only rectangles can be called remnants although in the English language remnant means something remaining) to the system. In the legacy system, the circles and rectangles were considered scrapped by the job (thus not remaining in Epicor at all) but there would be a yard full of circles and rectangles that according to Epicor didn’t exist, so they had to be inventoried in Excel. An order that used some or all of its steel from this source would be offered to a customer in a handful of circumstances, and because issuing was done AFTER manufacturing, the substitution would just be written on the traveler and the substitute materials issued as 0.01 pounds of steel.
In the new system we built, we made separate part numbers for circle drops, and arranged bins according to diameter (granularity every 2", every 5", can’t remember now) and a convention for determining when substitute materials would be used. Likewise, any rectangular remnant with enough square inches to be tracked in the system, would have a bin created for it that indicated size in two dimensions (eg., bin 46x80). Part numbers implied domestic or foreign, and the thickness of the steel. Unfortunately the decision of when to use remnant steel was thus taken out of the hands of Sales and they still needed it there, so last I heard the tracking of circles and remnants was still not fully implemented and the Excel tracking continued there.
Almost forgot: if you issue BEFORE manufacturing, you can do an Epicor transaction called Return Salvage to get the pounds, inches, etc from the main part number into a remnant part number which carries a separately maintained cost. Otherwise the transaction to use is Quantity Adjustment which I thought would strike terror into Finance but they were OK with it as long as well documented.