Creating Production Orders Without a Material 

  1. Choose Logistics
  2. ® Production ® Shop Floor Control ® Order ® Create ® Without material.

    You reach the initial screen Create production order.

    1. Enter the following data:
      • the plant
      • the sales order (you can specify a sales order as a reference.)
      • the order type (it controls whether an internal or external number range is used.)
      • if you have selected an order type for which an external number assignment is required then you must also specify an order number in the field Order.
    1. You must also specify the following data:
      • the responsible MRP controller
      • the responsible production scheduler

    If you want to create the order with reference to an existing order then the order referenced must also be one without a material.

    1. Choose .
    2. The General tab page appears.

    3. Enter the following data:
      • a Short text for the order
      • Total quantity
      • : Specify the quantity and the unit of measure.
      • Order start date
      • or order finish date: Depending on the scheduling type you must specify the order start and/or the order finish date.

    Production orders are generally scheduled backwards.

      • Scheduling type
      • : Use a key to specify how the order is to be scheduled.
      • Scheduling margin key
      • or float before production, float after production and release period:
        The release period, the float before production and the float after production of the order are defined using the scheduling margin key.

    If you specify a scheduling margin key the system fills these fields automatically.

    If no scheduling margin key has been specified you can specify the float before production, the float after production and the release horizon by specifying the corresponding number of days.

    1. You must also specify the following data:
      • Scrap portion
      • : You can specify the scrap quantity that you expect for this order.
      • Priority
      • : You can assign the order a priority. This field does not affect order processing.
      • Long text
      • : To create a long text for the production order choose the Long text tab page.
    1. Choose .

    You reach a dialog box where you can specify whether you want to use a reference operation set. If you do not want to use a reference operation set then a standard sequence is automatically generated with an operation.

    The system searches for a valid routing (see Routing Selection) and a valid bill of material (see Selecting Bills of Material).

    If alternative sequences exist in the selected routing, they can only be copied to the production order if alternative sequences are permitted for the order type in Customizing for Shop Floor Control: Choose Master data ® Order ® Define Order Type-Dependent Parameters.

    If you do not want to change the operations or add any components, you can now save the production order. Otherwise, change the data and then save the production order.