Q: We get an error message "Control parameters for scheduling not defined" while creating test production Orders. Why?
A: Before you attempt creating Production orders, configure your
Order types- Transaction Code OPHJ
Order type Dependent parameters - Transaction Code OPL8
Backorder Scheduling - Transaction Code OMIH
Scheduling Levels - Transaction Code OMIF
Q: We are trying to create Purchase Requisition from MRP run. We have material , info Record, Source list , Demand in place. MRP is always creating plan order. Why?
A: Check the procurement type in MRP view of material master. Check 'Create Purchase requisition' indicator while running MRP. If you want purchase requisitions to be created in the opening period, select the for MRP control parameter 'create purchase requisitions' as '1'.
Q: what is the option "Documented goods movements" on Selection of Individual Object Lists (transaction code CO28)?
A: Use Transaction code OPL8 to customize by choosing the order type, select all the checkbox under "Documentation of goods movements" at the bottom of the page. Create a new Production order, make GI to it, and run the report.
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Q: We would like to have a report/inquiry that would indicate variances (materials, material quantities) between material recipe and actual process orders. We tried ME2M but this gives us a list of purchasing documents and not the consumption deviation. Where can I get such consumption deviation (master recipe Vs. Process> Orders)?
A: Do a data collection first.
Menu Path - Accounting->Controlling->Product cost acctg->Process mfg->Information system->Cost object hierarchy->data collection
(If you are using order hierarchy you would select order hierarchy in place of cost object hierarchy in the menu path.)
Accounting->Controlling->Product Cost Accounting->Order Related Production->Information System
Choose Report Period Costing - Target/Actual production variance
Q: We have two components ( 'X' & 'Y' ) in a production order in a process oriented production process. When 50 numbers of component 'X' are issued, we need the system to automatically issue 100 numbers of component 'Y' based on ratio of 1 to 2. Where do I specify these ratios?
A: You can define the ratio in BOM and material may be issued with reference to BOM.
Q: We have two storage locations are '0001' and '0600'. Default storage location in Process order is always '0001' What determines this default location?
A: Look into 100757, 63493, 96262, 87843, 82033, 64946.
The Storage location as configured in the Supply area has the highest priority.
Q: We need to do GI of components to production order using Back-flush. The component stock is managed in Batches. The Batch to be back-flushed is selected by FIFO from the issue storage location. How can we set this up?
A: With the following settings, the batches are selected the moment the production order is released.
1: Set up batch determination the way that the batches in batch selection are sorted the right way. e.g. sorted by expiry date
2: Use automatic batch selection in disp view.
3: Ensure that the components are allowed to be back-flushed (material master / work center)
Q: We want to report on several status combinations like each order that has status 'Not deleted' and 'Not technically completed'. What set up is required?
A: Check transaction CO28. In the selection screen note the possible selection 'System Status' . You can select TECO for technically complete an DLT for deleted from the list. Select the Excl. indicator also.
You may also try transaction CO26 (Logistics -> Production -> Production control -> Control -> Information systems -> Order Info System -> Object overview). Before executing the transaction report, combinations of statuses can be selected or exclude them.
Q: How can we shut off the "automatic costing indicator" and the "automatic scheduling indicator" which go on when the production order is released?
A: For "no automatic costing" follow the IMG path
Production -> Production orders ->Master data -> Order - >Define order type dependent parameters
Select the order type for which u automatic costing is not required. In the controlling settings, select "no automatic costing"
For "no automatic scheduling" , follow the IMG path :
Production ->Operations - >Scheduling -> Define control parameters
Select the order type and go to details. Deselect " automatic dates "
Alternatively, you can find indicators in the control key, which is in the routing. Transaction OPL8 gives you costing indicators (Order type dependent parameters), and OPJU (control table for scheduling) gives some scheduling options.
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