When you attempt to build inventory assembly items but don't have enough
component parts in stock to build the specified number of assembly units, you
can mark a build as pending. Pending builds do not affect component inventory
parts and do not appear in any reports except the pending builds report.
Ways to use a pending build
To do this task
Complete the Build Assemblies form, but do not finalize the build.
Go to the Edit menu and click Mark Build As Pending.
QuickBooks displays and prints "Pending" on the form.
What happens if I change the component list after marking an assembly build as pending?
If you've edited the component list for an assembly since creating a pending transaction to build that assembly, be aware that when you remove the transaction's pending status, the components used (and removed from inventory) during the build may not match the current component list for the assembly.
For example, say you create shelving assembly items that include oak veneer
shelves. In anticipation of the next shipment of shelves, you create a build
transaction and mark it pending. Your supplier accidentally sends cherry veneer
shelves. You reorder the oak veneer shelves, but in the meantime decide to
build some cherry veneer shelving units.
When you remove the build transaction's pending status, QuickBooks will
prompt you to either build with the newest definition (in this example, cherry
veneer) or with the definition currently associated with the build transaction
(in this example, oak veneer).
Pending assembly build overview
Mark a build as final
How are assembly costs affected by pending