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Nov 18, 2008 at 10:19 PM

Prevent Production Order from "Release" if there is no Cost Estimate

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Hello gurus, I have the following situation. I hope you could help.

The factory creates materials to be produced. They create the material master data, including the Accounting view and they assign a value of 1 cent, because they still don't know the correct price. Then they create the BOM and the Routing; and at that moment, they are now able to create Production Orders.

The controlling department costs the material in CK11N and releases it with CK24, this creates the Cost Estimate; the problem is that most of the time; the production department creates the Production Orders before the material has a cost estimate, so they get valued at 1 cent.

The factory wants to be prevented from Releasing the Production orders if the Cost Estimate is not there, however we don't see any status error for this. It looks like this is not being considered. It would be ideal that the "Error in Cost Calculation" status (CSER) considered this, but apparently, it doesn't.

Do you know if there's a way to prevent Production Orders from being released if the Cost Estimate is not there? Or if the value of the assembly is 1 cent?