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You can consolidate multiple sales orders into one single production order.


  • You have several sales orders for items that you want to produce in your company.

  • The item that you want to produce is defined as a bill of materials (BOM).

  • You are authorized to create both sales and production orders.


  1. From the SAP Business One Main Menu, choose   Production   Procurement Confirmation Wizard  .

    The Procurement Confirmation Wizard appears.

  2. Choose Next.

  3. In the Customer window, choose Add and specify the customers for whose sales orders you want to create a production order.

    To be able to create production orders for all open sales orders with unfulfilled purchase quantities for the selected business partners, select the Include All Open Sales Orders checkbox. If you do not select this checkbox, only those sales orders are displayed for which the Procurement Document option was selected on the Logistics tab of the sales order or that use a drop-ship warehouse and have unfulfilled purchase quantities.

  4. Choose Next.

  5. Select the sales orders for which you want to produce items.

  6. Choose Next.

    The Sales Order Line Items window appears, with production order selected as the target document. All BOMs are displayed.

  7. Select the BOMs that you want to produce.

    By default, the quantities for the selected items are the quantities from the sales order(s). If required, change the quantities for the production order.

  8. Choose Next.

  9. In the Consolidations window, specify whether to consolidate several sales orders into one production order and which consolidation options to apply.

    To do the following:


    Create one production order per item

    No Consolidation

    The documents are grouped by item, that is, one production order is created per sales order per item per warehouse (system default).

    Consolidate several sales orders into one production order

    Consolidated by and select the relevant option:

    • Item (System Default)

      The documents are grouped by item, that is, one production order is created per item. This setting cannot be changed.

    • Other

      You can specify additional grouping criteria, such as the delivery date or shipping type.

    Note Note

    If the item lines have different distribution rules or project codes, a separate production order will be generated according to distribution rule and project code.

    End of the note.
  10. Specify the system response to errors that may occur in the document generation process. To do so, make a selection in the If an Error Occurs field and choose Next.

    The Preview Results window appears. It displays all production orders that will be created grouped by item and the consolidations options you selected.

  11. To generate the documents, choose Next.

    The application creates the production orders with the status Planned and a due date that is determined by the lead time of the production items. It displays a summary report of all documents that were created and any errors that occurred.