Manufacturing orders that you no longer need can be deleted or archived in a reorganization run. The deletion indicator must be selected in the manufacturing orders that you want to include in a reorganization run.
If the manufacturing orders are assigned to a
If a manufacturing order is linked to a product cost collector, it can only be flagged for deletion if archiving it would have no effect on the period-end closing data of the product cost collector to which it is linked. This is assured by the conditions listed below (see also:Reorganization of Product Cost Collectors).
Setting the deletion flag (status DLFL) improves system performance during period-end closing in Cost Object Controlling because manufacturing orders with the status DLFL are not included in the period-end closing process.
A manufacturing order may only be flagged for deletion under the following conditions:
It is not possible to calculate variances in a test run nor in an update run for periods for which the period lock is set.
If settlement type FUL (full settlement) is specified for the manufacturing order, the status DLV (Delivered) or TECO (Technically completed) must be set so that the work in process can be canceled.
This means that the manufacturing order must have been completely settled.
To ensure that the manufacturing order is completely settled, go into Customizing for the Product Cost by Order component under Manufacturing Orders ® Check Order Types for Manufacturing Orders and specify a settlement profile in which you have specified that the manufacturing order must be settled.
You can define the settlement profile in Customizing for Product Cost by Order under Period-End Closing ® Settlement ® Create Settlement Profile.
The deletion indicator can only be selected if the deletion flag was set and the required residence time has been reached. The residence time is defined in the order type. To define the residence time for product cost collectors, go into Customizing for Product Cost by Period under Manufacturing Orders ® Check Order Types for Manufacturing Orders (PP and CO). To define the residence time between the time that the deletion flag is set and the time that the deletion indicator is selected, make an entry in the field Residence time 1.
A reorganization run can only be performed if the required residence time between the time the deletion indicator was selected and the time of the reorganization run has been reached. To define the residence time between the time that the deletion flag is set and the time that the deletion indicator is selected, make an entry in the field Residence time 2.
The reorganization process is described in the following.
Deletion flags for manufacturing orders can only be set under the following conditions:
When you flag the manufacturing order for deletion, it receives the status DLFL (Deletion flag).
When you select the deletion indicator for a manufacturing order, it receives the status DLT (Deleted).
You can remove the deletion flag (DLFL) if follow-up costs must be charged to the object, for example.
Once a deletion indicator (DLT) has been selected, it cannot be deselected. Therefore, observe the following recommendations regarding the deletion indicator:
As long as the accounting period is not yet closed, data (such as from results analysis) can still be transferred to Financial Accounting (FI). Results analysis data can be calculated for a period as long as the cutoff period for that period has not been set.
Product cost collectors that have a deletion flag are not included in the period-end closing activities. This improves performance during period-end closing.
The Product Cost Controlling Information System shows the data of product cost collectors that have a deletion flag and a deletion indicator.
When the manufacturing orders are deleted, the quantity information on the routing operations is also deleted.
If you want to post follow-up costs to a manufacturing order for which conditions such as the following apply, make sure that the accounting period for the relevant period is not closed:
Then do the following:
Then withdraw the deletion flag.
See also:Editing the Cutoff Period