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Multiple Production Orders

We've a v linear manufacturing process. 2 operations for mixing, one for drying & last for the furnace. Is there a way in PP (like the collective orders) which can do the same thing as Collective Orders (auto GR & GI) across the multiple levels of the BOM. We would like to create one Order at the Finished level (Furnace) & to avoid having to manually create Orders & going through the GR/GI/UD process at each level. Is it possible??

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  • Jan 03, 2017 at 09:55 PM

    Hello Andy

    If you do not require manage semifinished products, you can model your process in one BOM level and one task list with 4 operations/phases.

    Best Regards.


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  • Jan 04, 2017 at 11:33 AM

    Hi Andy,

    You may continue using the multi-level BOM, on the top level enter the components which have BOMs as phantom assemblies.
    Create a routing with the 4 operations, where the last operation "furnace" is a milestone operation with all components allocated to it.

    Then for the auto GR/GI by the time of the confirmation you will need 2 things:
    1. Activate backflush on MRP2 view of the components (261)
    2. A control key with auto GR (for example PP03) in the milestone operation. (for 101)

    This way you will only need to create a single production order which will contain all components and all 4 steps of the production process.

    Mate Lisztes

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    Jan 04, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Hello Mate,

    1. I will need to inventorize the output product of the intermediate 3 operations (2 mixing, 1 Drying), i.e. will need to post 101 movements for them. So, creating ONE multi-level BOM will not serve my purpose, unless there is a way to receive the intermediate products into inventory

    2. The milestone operation function will only help me with doing the 101 for the product at the Furnace.

    What I would like to achieve is more like the WIP batch concept, where I could show 101 at Operation confirmation for Mixing & drying before receiving the final product into inventory at the Furnace level. WIP batch also has a limitation though.


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