(Note: to be able to use Production Orders you need to have activated the Production Order module by going to Settings > Account Setup and ticking the Enable Production Order check box.)
To add a new Production Order, click to open the Menu head over to the Production section and click on the New Order option.
To update an existing Production Order, open your Production Orders list and click on the Production Order Number of the order you want to edit.
The addition of a Production Order in the account is a two-step process:
The first step includes the selection of the Finished Good, the Inventory Location that the Production Order starts in and the Quantity Ordered for manufacturing.
The second step of the Production Order process includes all the options to start and conclude the Production Order.
The Production Order always starts at the Approved state. In this state, the user may change the Finished Good Quantity Ordered that was entered in step one of the Production Order process. The Bill of Materials can be edited and updated only if no other Production Orders exist for the same Finished Good.
The Production Order may only be deleted when in the Pending state.
When the Production Order is created, the Non-received Quantity in Production Orders metric (that relates to the Finished Good SKU of the Production Order) increases according to the quantity of the Finished Good ordered in the Production order.
When the Production Order is created, the Non-Allocated Quantity in Production Orders metric (that relates to the Raw Material SKUs of the Production Order) increases according to the quantity of the Finished Good ordered in the Production Order and its Bill of Materials.
A user may add labor and overhead costs to a Production Order. To view these options, the Production Order Costs tab should be clicked. Under this tab, a user may also see the Components Cost and the Received Finished Goods Cost. The labor and overhead costs will be added to the cost of the total received finished goods.
Once you have added a Production Order, the next step is to allocate its components in the Work-In Process (WIP) location.
In Production Orders, you can now hide the tab that includes cost information. You can do that in the admin section by disabling the permission of “Unit Cost Tracking” for specific users.