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Use this form to check the status and make inquiries about a production. You can view detailed information about finished items, the attached bill of material (BOM) and routes, or jobs associated with the production that you select.

NoteUse the Criteria section to filter the view in the table. To save your criteria when you close the form, select the Lockcheck box.

Navigating the form

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




View the status of the production jobs and the finished items for production.

References tab

View the connections that the selected production has to other modules.

View the items that are consumed by the selected production. The item number must already exist in the Itemtable.

View the status and information about the route, including identification of the operation it is associated with, the assigned work center or work center group, and scheduled dates and times.

View an overview of the jobs in the production, sorted by operation number.




View transactions, on-hand inventory, and reservations. Select the inventory dimensions that you want to display in the form. For more information, see Set up dimensions display.

View one of the following forms depending on the tab page you select.

Use the Productiontab or Referencetab to open the Production ordersform.

  • Use the BOMtab to open the BOM productionform, which displays the BOMs that are used to produce the items in your production line.

  • Use the Routetab to open the Production routeform, which displays the production routes associated with the selected production.

  • Use the Jobstab to open the Jobsform, which displays the jobs scheduled for the selected production.




Unique identification of the production order. When new production orders are created, the number is either allocated automatically or entered manually.

Displays a unique identification of the item that is to be produced. This field cannot be changed. The item to be produced is defined when production is set up. For more information, see More Help….

Select an item configuration to specify an item with specific attributes.

Specifies the item size.

Specifies the item color.

Enter the warehouse where you will store your items.

Displays the scheduled production quantity.

Displays the start quantity, which is updated automatically with the quantity that is started.

Scheduled start date.

Scheduled end date.

Indicates exactly where the production order is in the overall production cycle. The production status is automatically updated each time an update or scheduling is run on a production order.

The typical life cycle of a production order starts at the beginning of the production process when the order is first created. At this point, the order is automatically assigned the created status. The subsequent phases include estimated, planned, released, started, reported as finished, and ended.

Displays the name of the production. This field is automatically updated when you select

Identification of alternative work center:

To display the Work centertable, press ALT+H. If there is no available capacity in the work center attached to the operation in the production route and the operation has an attached requirement that is equal or smaller than the requirement specified for the alternative work center, the operation is scheduled for the alternative work center. If there are several alternative work centers that can be used on the basis of the set requirements, the operation is scheduled for the first work center with available capacity. Here a descriptive name is defined for the production order This field cannot be changed. When a new production order is created, the name is automatically filled in with for the item the production is concerned with. You can change the name when the production is created. See also, Create production order (form).

Displays connections to other modules. This means which item reference type the production has references to. If the production is created directly to an order line, Sales order is displayed. If the production is created in connection with a purchase or a project, Purchase order or Project is displayed. If there is a reference to another production, Production is displayed. This field cannot be changed.

Displays the number of the sales order, purchase order, or production from which the production is derived from. If there are no connections, the field is blank. This field cannot be changed.

Displays the desired delivery or finish date for the production. You can use the delivery date in the production's operations or job scheduling, where the scheduling can be selected backward from delivery date. If you carry out operations scheduling or job scheduling for a production order that has automatic creation of underproductions defined in the bill of material, the delivery date for the underproductions is automatically set to the date when the items are to be used in the production. The underproduction will then have operations scheduled backward from delivery date.

Note Note

If a production is created directly from a sales order, the is automatically transferred back to the .

Unique identification of the item to be consumed in the production. The item number must already exist in the Itemstable, and the item type can be item, BOM, or service.

You can select item numbers from the list of existing item numbers. You can also enter the item number manually, in which case the system verifies that the item number exists in the Itemstable. At the same time, you fill in the Item namefield. The same item number can figure in the production's BOM several times. For more information about the Itemstable, see Item (form).

Specifies the unit in which consumption is expressed. The unit identification (ID) is retrieved from the field in the Itemstable.

Estimated quantity/volume of the item to be used in the production. Indicate in the box whether the consumption is variable or constant.

Displays the consumption that needs to be released to production in the bill of materials unit with regard to the estimated quantity in . Estimated release takes place in connection with start or reporting as finished using a release journal. For more information on bill of material units, see .

Displays the quantity of items in the bill of material unit released to production. For more information on bill of materials, see . The bill of materials unit can be recalculated to the inventory unit. For more information on recalculation, see Unit conversion (form).

Displays the consumption that is released to the production in the bill of materials unit, but has not yet been included in the cost accounting. For more information about bill of material units, see .

Specify the planned date for material consumption.

Indicates what remains to be carried out for a specific BOM line. The back order status is related to the production's back order status. The following options are available:

  • Material consumption - Materials remain to be delivered to production in relation to the cost-estimated consumption for a specific BOM line.

  • Ended - Production order remains to be ended. All materials have been delivered for a specific BOM line.

Define the operation number. The number can be an alphanumeric string of up to ten characters. The operation number defines the sequence for the operation that the production should go through. When you create a new production route, 10 is automatically suggested as the first operation number. The following operation numbers will be suggested as having increments of 10. You can change them manually. If simultaneous operations are to be created, the operations must be created with the same operation number. You would do this when several work centers, for example, a machine and a tool, are to be used simultaneously. The relationship between simultaneous operations is defined in . The next operation to be executed is defined in the field. If the operation in question is the last operation, is defined as zero.

Priority is used in controlling simultaneous operations. Simultaneous operations are characterized by the fact that they appropriate several work centers at the same time, for example, a machine and a tool. This is done by giving the same to all operations that are to be executed simultaneously. The priority determines which operation is the primary one. The primary operation should be the operation loading the work center that is regarded as the bottleneck for simultaneous operations. A bottleneck work center is not defined in any special way in the system, because individual routes and productions determine which work centers form the bottleneck. Thus a work center regarded as a bottleneck on one route, and therefore defined as primary for simultaneous operations on that route, can be secondary on another route. If the operation is not primary, the times from the primary operation are used to schedule the secondary operation. Thus times need not be specified for secondary operations. If there are no parallel operations for a , the operation is to be created with priority primary.

Displays the operation in the production route that uses or the attached . You can define a unique identification for the operation that is to be included in the production route. To choose the operation, click the drop-down list in the field. This displays a list of all created operations. You can also enter the operation manually. The system checks that the operation is created. Operations are maintained through the Operation relationform. For more information, see Operation relation (form).

NoteOperations with the same and which use the same work center cannot be created. An operation cannot be included in the route more than once. Operations are maintained using the Operations formdialog box.

Identify the work center or work center group to be used for the operation. For more information, see Work center groups (form)and Work centers (form). During setup the field is filled in with the value for from the , referred to. You can edit the field afterwards, however. For more information about the referred operation, see Operations (form).

Displays the scheduled start date for the operation. The start date is calculated in connection with operations scheduling or jobs scheduling.

Displays the scheduled end date for the operation. The end date is calculated in connection with operations scheduling or jobs scheduling.

If selected, the operation is finished. If the operation is reported as finished, the system will issue a warning if you try to record a quantity or time for the operation.

Displays the for the connected production route.

Displays the job type, which describes the type of work that is to be carried out. The options are:

  • Queue before - Waiting time before the operation can be started.

  • Setup - Fixed time used for clearing a work center before the operation is started.

  • Process - Time used for the execution of the operation.

  • Overlap - Operation is started before previous operation is ended.

  • Transport - Time that it takes to transfer the items to the next location, which can be the next work center, the production route or stock.

  • Queue after - Time the items must wait after the operation is finished, before the next operation can start.

Indicates which will execute the job. is selected from the work center defined on the production route. For more information about production routes, see Production route (form).

Displays the scheduled start time for the job. The time is determined in connection with jobs scheduling.

Specifies the scheduled ending time for the job.

Job status can contain one of the following values:

  • Coming - Displayed until the job is started.

  • Waiting - Displayed when the job is on hold.

  • Stopped - Displayed when the job is not running.

  • Started - Displayed when production has begun.

  • Ended - Displayed when the operation or production is reported as finished. The job status can be changed to Ended via the job journal, route journal, or reporting-as-finished.

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