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Splitting a production order line into two

  • 1.  Splitting a production order line into two

    Posted Mar 09, 2021 09:41 AM

    Hi All

    We have very long production orders (up to 100 weeks). All production orders have a single line.

    Occasionally a salesperson wants to ship a significant qty of the production order early and we have a business process that says sales cannot place orders for unavailable items. We want to set a percentage of the job to finish early.

    All production orders are for a single item, a single line and source type: item

    Example (each phase is an operation in the routing with a wait time of the required no of weeks)

    1. Phase 1 - 2 weeks 
    2. Phase 2 - 4 weeks
    3. Phase 3 - 4 weeks
    No materials or labor are consumed in phase 3. Typically we will have completed phase 1 and phase 2 when the request for early shipments come in

    What would be the easiest way to reflect that a percent of the total Qty will finish phase 3 two weeks early

    Best solution I see so far is make a new production order, but then the material and labor consumption for both jobs is all on job 1

    We don't use reservations BTW



    Mark Anderson
    Director of ERP Systems
    Clesen Wholesale
    Evanston, IL

  • 2.  RE: Splitting a production order line into two

    Posted Mar 10, 2021 02:09 AM
    When using production orders, it is possible to post output of the finished item prior to all the components being all consumed or all the routing being posted.  Is this something that would help?  Just post what they want to ship and the then continue to process the other transaction of the production order.

    David Wiser
    Sr. Solution Consultant
    2019-2020 Board of Advisors
    BCUG|NAVUG All-Star

  • 3.  RE: Splitting a production order line into two

    Posted Mar 10, 2021 10:34 AM

    I had a similar situation with a client some time ago and in that case we ended up creating multiple lines on the production order.  Each line was for a different quantity and due date and could be consumed and output separately.

    This allowed sales and logistics to see multiple outputs by date for better planning and advanced shipping, as you state.

    Victor Diercksen

    Victor Diercksen
    CIO/NOW Inc.
    Sandy UT

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