Create Procurement Order for Product Configuration

The purpose of this procedure is to create procurement orders for a simulated product configuration.

Before you start

Before you can begin this procedure, a simulated product configuration must be created.

Follow these steps

Follow the steps below to create procurement orders for a simulated product configuration.

  1. Start 'Config & Simulation. Open' (PDS605).

  2. Mark a simulated product configuration and select 'Simulated result' (option 14) to create a procurement order. When the first procurement order is created, other procurement orders must also be created from the same simulated configuration, even though there may be several of them. An automatic check is made so that a procurement order can only be created once.

  3. Mark a line and select option 'Purchase req' (option 25) to create a purchase requisition..Add any other information to the purchase requisitions. Lines that are already ordered are flagged with a 1 in field 'PO req created'. If a purchase requisition should be re-created, this flag must be deleted in the line's detail panel.

  4. Mark the product you want to be manufactured and select option 'Create MO' (option 23).

  5. Manufacturing orders cannot be created when any line in the product configuration is open. To close such a line, either the configuration must be redone or manual action is required in the detail panel for each line. To close it manually, set 0 in field Open line.

  6. If a manufacturing order for a simulated configuration should be re-created, the existing manufacturing order must first be deleted. Mark the product and select option 'Delete MO' (option 27).

  7. Manufacturing orders for product configuration can also be created using option 23=Create MO in program 'Config & Simulation. Open' (PDS605).


Procurement and manufacturing orders for a product configuration are created when using this procedure.

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