Work Order Control
The Work Order (WO) system allows you to create and maintain a list of components assigned to a Work Order Product, along with detailed Work Order assembly instructions for subsequent processing.
- The WO system is not a true manufacturing module, but rather a simple Work Order system.
- The WO system is ideal for any distributor requiring the ability to define a Work Order comprised of a group of component Products and associated quantity configurations, labour or other charges, and any build instructions.
- The WO system allows you to assign the Warehouse for picking components at the Product detail line level.
- The Work Order Product can be ordered in Enter Orders & Quotes (OE30) creating a demand for the Product. If stock is not available, it is added to a Purchase Order in Create Purchase Orders (PO40) which produces the detailed Work Order for production/processing. Once the Work Order product is added to the PO, the component stock is placed on reserve (based on the Warehouse defined on the Work Order detail lines).
- When the finished Work Order Product is received via Enter Receipts/In-Transits (PO60), the component Products are automatically relieved from Inventory (based on the Warehouse defined on the Work Order detail lines) and the Work Order Product is added to Inventory in the Receiving Warehouse.
Using the Work Order System:
The following programs are used to manage Work Orders:
In addition, Enterprise programs also supports the Work Order system in the following manner:
- Demand for the Work Order Finished Product is recorded when the Sales Order is entered in OE30.
- Demand for the WO components is recorded when the Work Order PO is created in PO40.
- Quantity on Hand and Weighted Average Cost is updated for the Work Order Product in the receiving Warehouse when the Work Order PO is received.
- Inventory is relieved for component Products in the Warehouse assigned to the component in WO13 for the Work Order Product.