This document explains why and how a planned manufacturing order is created.
The manufacturing process is started when the need for a product has resulted in one or several planned manufacturing orders. Planned manufacturing orders are usually created automatically, but can also be created manually.
The planning function takes into consideration the planned manufacturing order's start and finish dates, and the availability of material, capacity resources, tools, etc.
After evaluation and possible revision, the planned manufacturing order is released; that is, it is made available for the production function.
These files are affected:
To create a planned manufacturing order there must be:
You can create a planned manufacturing order in one of these ways:
The normal procedure is that planned manufacturing orders are created automatically, either on the basis of a need that is calculated forward by MRP (material resource planning), or through order initiation. Order-initiated manufacturing orders can be created from a customer order, another manufacturing order (semi-finished product), or from a distribution order.
Planned manufacturing orders can also be created manually when the planner wants to deviate from the normal procedure.
Planned manufacturing orders are created manually in 'Planned MO. Open' (PMS170).