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To support a demand-driven production approach, in which a product is scheduled and built in response to a confirmed order you received from a customer, you create a production order directly from a sales order.


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

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

  • You have created a sales order according to the following procedure:

    1. From the SAP Business One Main Menu, choose   Sales – A/R   Sales Order  .

    2. Specify the customer and item information as well as any billing or shipping information.

    3. On the Logistics tab, select the Procurement Document checkbox.

      This initiates the procurement confirmation wizard, which allows you to create a production order for the goods that were ordered.


  1. Create a sales order as indicated above and choose Add.

    The Procurement Confirmation Wizard appears. In the Customer window, the relevant customer is displayed and selected. If required, specify additional customers for whose sales orders you want to create production orders.

    To be able to create production orders for all open sales orders 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.

  2. Choose Next.

    The Sales Orders window displays all open sales orders for the selected customers.

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

  4. Choose Next.

    The Sales Order Line Items window appears.

  5. Select the target document type Production Order.

    All BOMs are displayed.

  6. 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.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. 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, and 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.