Order data

An interface program can be used to transfer order data into an existing database in M3 PWB. You can replace all of the existing data or you can add to it incrementally and modify it when the transfer is complete. You can conduct local order generation in M3 PWB defining item, routing and BOM data, but the use of M3 PWB is more beneficial when integrated with an ERP system.

This order data is used by M3 PWB:
  • Order header

    Order headers contain general planning and scheduling information on each manufacturing order.

  • Routing and operation data

    This contains necessary planning and scheduling information on each operation in the manufacturing order.

  • Material link and BOM

    This contains information on the way in which orders are connected to one another in the network and information on external supplies or produced items that are used by each individual order.

  • End item order

    End item orders are a special data category mostly used during local order generation to copy or change complete order networks. End item orders are also used in follow-up procedures.

Orders transferred into M3 PWB can be classified into three different order categories: released, firm planned and planned. If necessary, order data can be supplemented by data from other data registers.
  • Orders can contain supplemental information that can be used in a sort or a search procedure. This extra information is called a Peg ID (which references data categories) or a Peg ID Suffix (which references order lines).
  • Gross requirements can include the requirements created by parent orders, together with independent requirements created by the inventory level. References between these orders can be defined on the operational level.
  • A priority code can be transferred along with the manufacturing order. This priority originates from the register for customer orders or from an end item orders and is used for internal prioritization such as when conducting automatic order scheduling. For more information refer to Order and Network Priority.
  • Item and stock information can be transferred to M3 PWB and associated with manufacturing orders (MO).
  • For both planned and firm planned orders operation data is normally extracted from the standard routing register.
  • For released orders operation data is normally extracted from the manufacturing order register.