Manufacturing ➔ Entries ➔ Production orders
Production orders are requests to manufacture a product that is linked to a Bill of Material (BOM). In this screen, all the created production orders are displayed. From this overview, you can:
The information in this document is applicable to product update 409 and higher. If you have versions lower than this, certain features explained here will not be applicable.
Keep in mind: You can delete only unauthorized production orders. For more information, see Authorizing sales orders and Return to Merchant Authorization (RMA) orders.
When you want to delete a production order that is linked to a journal entry, an additional checking will be performed.
a) If the general ledger account used for the journal entry requires the project code information to be mandatory, then the production order cannot be deleted. The project analytical is required for the general ledger account if the Project check box in the Analytical Required section of the G/L account card at Finance ➔ General ledger ➔ Chart of G/L’s is selected.
b) If the general ledger account used for the journal entry does not require the project code information to be mandatory, then the production order can be deleted. Also, the project code of the production order filled under the Project code column of the journal entry will be automatically removed.
You can filter the production orders that you want to display. To search for production orders, you need to define one or more of the following criteria and click Search. The production orders that match the search criteria you have defined are then displayed.
Click this to search for production orders based on the defined criteria.
Click this to clear the defined criteria.
Type the number of rows to be displayed for each list of results. If you have set the default number of rows to 10, then 10 rows will be displayed. Therefore, if you have more than 10 rows listed, the Previous and Next buttons become available.
Click this to return to the previous list of results.
Click this to go to the next list of results.
Click the required option to filter the search that starts with or contains a certain letter or word.
Select a warehouse to search for all production orders that are linked to the warehouse. Select All to display production orders for all warehouses.
Type or select a start date or a range of start dates to display all production orders with start dates that fall within the selected start date. Select the All check box to display the production orders with any start date.
Type or select the end date or a range of end dates to display all production orders with end dates that fall within the selected end date. Select the All check box to display the production orders with any end date.
Type or select a production order to search for a specific production order number.
Type or select a parent project, under which any suborders, split production orders, or production orders with several compound items are listed.
Select either Production order or Production order: Disassemble to display the respective type of production orders.
Type or select the item code of a finished product to display its production order(s).
Type a full or partial description to search for the production order(s) that matches the description.
Click the required option to display the respective search results:
Type or select the sales order number to display the production order that was created to meet the demand of that particular sales order.
Select the status to display production orders with the selected status type. The following statuses are available: Open, Authorized, Rejected, Released, and Printed. You can select more than one.
After defining the search criteria, click Search to display the search results. You can also customize the columns to display the information you require.
Note: It is possible that not all columns in this example are displayed. You can add or delete columns as required. See Inserting and deleting columns.
Click this to add a new note, view, or edit an existing note for the selected production order and its related BOM. You can add a new note or view existing notes for the production order or BOM by clicking the Note icon. Type or edit a note, click Save, and then Close to exit. For more information, see Creating and maintaining notes.
Click this to attach or view an attachment. You can attach a document to a production order or its related BOM by clicking the Attachment icon. Type or select a file you want to attach, and then type a description for the attachment. Click Save, and then Close to exit.
Click this to view the sales order that is linked to the selected production order. For more information, see Creating and maintaining sales orders.
Note: This button is enabled when the selected production order is generated from a sales order demand.
Click this to view the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) overview. For more information, see Overview of MRP.
Click this to view the project card of the selected production order. For more information, see Creating and maintaining projects.
Note: This button is available only if you have the E-Project module.
Click this to copy the data of the selected production order to a new production order. For more information, see Copying production and disassembly orders.
Click this to delete the selected production order. You may delete only unauthorized production orders.
Click this to view or modify the selected production order. The production order can be accessed by multiple users simultaneously. When you access a production order which is being used by another person, a message "The following data is in use: Production order (XXX) Edit: Read only" is displayed. You will be able to access the production order in the read-only mode.
Click this to create a disassembly order.
Disassembly is the process of decomposing an end product to its component items. It usually occurs when the component part of an end product is needed by another request (Production order/Sales order/Internal use request) with a higher priority or urgency.
After you click Disassembly, you will see the Production orders: Disassemble screen. The planned quantity column will only display end items of negative quantity. The standard part items in the BOM explosion will also be in negative quantity. The negative quantity indicates that stock will be placed back into the warehouse. By-products, extra charges, labor hours, machine hours will not be displayed in the BOM explosion for the production order. However, these items can be manually added to the production order if necessary.
You cannot generate suborders for a disassembly order. Instead, you can create another disassembly order for the suborder (subassembly item of the main item) and link it to the main disassembly order using the same project code. For more information, see Disassembling items.
Note: An hour item is always a positive quantity. Furthermore, the Disassembly button does not support the following:
Click this to create a kanban order. For more information, see Creating kanban orders in Exact Globe Next.
Note: When this button is clicked, a validation is performed to ensure that the production general ledger fields are defined under the General ledger section at System ? General ? Settings ? General ledger settings. Once this is validated, the Kanban order screen will be displayed. If the validation does not pass, a warning message will be displayed. For more information on the production general ledger fields, see General ledger settings.
Click this to create a production order. For more information, see Creating and maintaining production orders.
Click this to exit.