The Production planning -> Manufacturing orders section displays a list of all manufacturing orders (MO), including service and repair orders. New Manufacturing Orders can be added from here.
- Demo video: Production planning and management.
- Manufacturing Order details.
- Schedule a new Manufacturing Order.
- Rebook parts of planned Manufacturing Orders.
- Manufacturing order statuses.
- Parts statuses. Color-coding.
- Production planning FAQ.
Rescheduling Manufacturing Orders or operations
There are several ways to reschedule manufacturing orders:
- Use Click-and-Drag Rescheduling in Production planning -> Production schedule in the Calendar or in the Gantt charts views, where it is possible to drag a MO or just individual operations to new times. The software will check material and capacity availability and resolve calendar conflicts.
- Use Click-and-Drag Rescheduling in the calendar Production planning -> Workstation types -> A workstation group's report: calendar, where it is possible to drag operations of that particular workstation type to another time. The software will check material and capacity availability and resolve calendar conflicts.
- Remove Manufacturing Order operations from the schedule and add them back using buttons Remove from the schedule and Add to schedule at the MO details page; or by dropping the not scheduled orders back into the Gantt chart. (Available with Unscheduled Manufacturing Orders)
- Manually edit the operations' dates and durations of a Manufacturing Order.
- Use BOM update and Routing update features for existing Manufacturing Orders.
- Delete the order and schedule it again.
After Manufacturing Orders are rescheduled, it may be useful to rebook materials of the planned MOs: How to rebook parts of planned Manufacturing Orders?
Note that if one order is rescheduled, this will not automatically reschedule the whole production calendar. It's worth keeping in mind that while oftentimes it is good to reschedule, it's still not wise or necessary in every case:
- From the perspective of gathering feedback, it's okay to finish at other times, or in another order. This is vital information that can be used for better planning in the future.
- If the jobs are going to be finished on the same day, but in another order (for whatever reason), it's likely a waste of the production planner's time to formally drag them around in the planning calendar.
Manufacturing order statuses
Manufacturing order statuses are assigned automatically by MRPeasy:
- The order is in status New if it requires approval (only used if Order Approval functionality is enabled). Products have status Requested.
- The order status is Not scheduled, when it is not on the production schedule (available with the Unscheduled Manufacturing Orders functionality). Products have status Requested.
- The order status is Scheduled when it has not started. Status of products changes to Planned.
- The status is changed to In progress when the first operation is started. This is assigned when a worker clicks on the Start Start button of the first operation.
- The status is changed to Paused when a worker clicks on the Pause Pause button of an operation, or when a worker finishes the last operation and clicks on Finish Finish in My production plan (the order is not yet finalized).
In general, the status is Paused when the MO is in progress, but no operations are currently active.
- The status is changed to Done when the manufacturing order is finished. This is assigned when a worker clicks on the Finish production button in My production plan or finishes the last operation in the Internet-kiosk, or the production manager clicks on the Finish production as planned button.
- There are two service statuses, what you can use for your organizational purposes, or do not use. They are Shipped and Closed. They will be assigned to the MO, if to input manually the date in the field Shipping Date, or Closing Date, accordingly.
Parts status and color coding
The text color indicates the status of parts availability (corresponding to column "Parts status"):
- Not booked - all required parts are not booked;
- In use only when Tracing is disabled.
- Not enough - The quantity of parts currently in stock or planned is insufficient to fulfill this order.
- After completing orders with higher priority there will be not enough for this order.
- In use only when Tracing is enabled.
- Requested – all parts are booked. But some parts are not ordered yet. Their stock lots have the status Requested.
- Delayed - all parts are booked and ordered. Some parts will become available after the planned start time of the manufacturing order, or some parts are not received after the expected arrival date has passed;
- Expected - all parts are booked and ordered. Some parts have not yet been received but will arrive according to the schedule;
- Received - all parts are booked and in stock.