Production Order Statuses in Business Central

Posted on: May 8, 2023 | By: Page Wildridge | Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing, Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

Managing production orders effectively is critical for any business that relies on manufacturing processes. To help businesses achieve this, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides a comprehensive set of tools for managing production orders. One essential aspect of managing production orders is understanding the different statuses that a production order can have.

In this blog post, we’ll provide an overview of the different production order statuses in Business Central, namely simulated, planned, and released. By understanding these different statuses, businesses can manage their production orders more effectively, optimize their resources, and minimize waste.

Simulated Production Order Status

The simulated production order status is the first step in the production order process. When a production order is in the simulated status, it means that the system has created a proposed production order based on the inputs provided. The simulated status is useful for testing different scenarios and determining the feasibility of different production plans. At this stage, no materials or resources are committed, and the production order is not yet visible in the production plan.

Planned Production Order Status

Once the production order has been tested and approved in the simulated status, it can be moved to the planned status. In the planned status, the production order is visible in the production plan, and materials and resources are committed. The planned status allows businesses to see the impact of the production order on their overall production schedule and to adjust their plans accordingly. At this stage, the production order is not yet scheduled to start, and changes can still be made to the order if needed.

Released Production Order Status

When a production order is in the released status, it means that the production order has been scheduled to start. At this stage, the production order is included in the production schedule, and resources and materials have been allocated. The released status is the final step before production begins, and any changes made to the production order at this stage can have a significant impact on the production schedule and overall productivity.

Why Production Order Statuses are Important

Understanding the different production order statuses is crucial for managing production orders effectively and ensuring that manufacturing processes run smoothly. By monitoring the status of production orders, businesses can get a clear view of their production schedule and can adjust their plans as needed to meet customer demands, optimize resources, and minimize waste.

The different production order statuses also enable businesses to manage their inventory effectively. By committing materials and resources only when the production order is in the planned or released status, businesses can avoid stockouts, reduce inventory carrying costs, and ensure that materials are available when needed.

To learn more about the different statuses that production orders can have in Business Central, check out Microsoft’s page.

Next Steps

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