Generating production orders from production advice
Manufacturing ➔ To be processed ➔ Production advice
can generate production orders from the planning advice in the MRP overview. Based on the Material Resource Planning (MRP) scenario or current stock level, you can create production orders
for manufactured items that have no or insufficient stock. This function is
used to replenish items that are produced from a Bill of Materials (BOM)
according to order requirements, or their minimum or maximum stock
overview provides a materials requirement plan of the available stock, quantity
received, and quantities to be delivered for a selected item over a particular
period. You can use this overview to monitor materials requirement versus stock
levels, and to replenish materials that are facing shortage.
MRP overview will be displayed when you click the Display button from
the menu path. You can filter the production order items that you want to display. Click
Advanced to specify the filtering
criteria to search for the production order items. To view the MRP, you need to
define one or more of the following criteria and click Refresh to display the production
orders based on the selected criteria.
Click this to update the displayed
items according to the defined criteria.
Click this to view the sales orders,
purchase orders or production order information for an item. This option will
only be available if you have selected a cell.
Click this to view the purchase order
for a purchase item.
Note: This button is enabled only when Purchase is selected at Content, and when there is an open
purchase order for the item.
Click this to see the BOM items
which are part of the selected manufactured item(s).
This button is unavailable if you do not have the E-Manufacturing
Click this to go directly to the item
Click this to
directly generate a production order for a manufactured item that is linked to a BOM. Clicking this also takes you to the next screen, which displays
various details about the item such as available stock, free stock, purchase
order, batch quantity, and suggested production quantity (Advice column).
can only proceed to the Generate
production orders screen if the
item is a manufactured item (if the Make attribute is selected in item
maintenance at Manufacturing ➔ Setup ➔ Items). Otherwise
you will receive a message that says “Must be: Make item”. You also need to have the E-Manufacturing module.
a manufactured item, the main version of the BOM is selected by
default. Different versions of bill of materials are also displayed for the
manufactured item but they are not selected by default. If you want to select a
different version of a BOM, you can select the required version in
the production order screen (Manufacturing ➔ Entries ➔ Production
Click this to export the displayed production
advice into Microsoft Excel.
Click this to generate the production
Click this to exit.
Click this to go directly to the item maintenance
Click this to modify the delivery
details such as the fulfillment date, partial delivery option, and shipping
method. You can also do this by right-clicking the cell, and then clicking Change. By default, the delivery method
field is blank and the Partial
delivery allowed attribute is displayed with the option N/A.
In the Change screen, define the following:
Type or select a new fulfillment date in a production order and sales order. The production order status has to be
unauthorized to be able to change the fulfillment date.
this check box to undo
the authorization and confirmation status for the sales order linked to the
or select the person's ID to modify the person who is to receive this
Partial delivery allowed
the required option such as N/A to
ignore this option, Yes to allow
partial delivery, and No to disallow
or select a shipping method in which to deliver an item.
Click this to display the MRP overview
in Microsoft Excel.
Click this to exit.
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