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In production order maintenance you can create, change and display production orders. The authorizations that you have determine which of these processing types you can use.

Production order processing is explaining in more detail using creation as an example.


Along with maintenance of order header data and operation data you can also maintain the following data:

  • Components

    In the production order, components must always be assigned to an operation. All components that were not already assigned to a specific operation in the routing are assigned by the system to the first operation when the order is created. However, you have the option of adding components from one operation to another.

    You can find more information on maintaining components in the order in Changing Component Data .

  • Production resources and tools

    Production resources/tools (PRTs) are, in contrast to machines and fixed assets, moveable resources that are not tied to a particular location and can be used several times. In the production order production resources/tools must always be assigned to a specific operation. However, assignment can already take place in the routing.

    You can find more information on production resources / tools in Assignment of Production Resources/Tools to Operations .

  • Trigger points

    In the production order trigger points must always be assigned to an operation. They are used to execute a specific function if:

    • A confirmation is entered for an operation

    • The status of an operation changes

      You can find more information on trigger points in Trigger Points .

  • XSteps

    You can create XSteps for a production order or for operations in a production order to describe the concrete execution of the production. If the XSteps have already been created in the routing, the complete XStep trees valid at the basic start date are copied into the order (see XSteps in Shop Floor Control ).

    However, you can also enter XSteps directly in the production order for the order header and the operations (see Assign XSteps in Application ).

Other Functions
  • Order Comparison

    The order comparison function enables you to represent the effects of changes. In this process, two production orders are compared, or a production order is compared with a temporary production order. A temporary production order is created during order comparison, based on initial data that has changed (for example, a changed purchase order).

  • Simulation order

    You can create simulation orders to check the effect of changes. They have the same structure as production orders, but have no operational effect.