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Production Management

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In Production Management the process of producing products from raw material is managed. The production process itself, as well as monitoring the quality of produced products, the maintenance of the machine used in production and the cost management for raw material and end products in managed.

Production Management

The main documents to manage the production process are:



Apart from the set up screens in the Production module, additional set ups are required.

For Production there are different products that are set up:

Any semi finished products are created directly in the process plan by copying the information of a raw material product used in the operation. Once created, the default storage bin is defined in the Purchasing tab.

For more information about the configuration of products, please refer to the Product section.

Also Business Partners are configured for production:
In the Employee tab any employees that are involved in the production process have the operator checkbox selected.

For more information about the configuration of business partners, please refer to the Business Partner section.

Work Efforts can be posted to the General Ledger Journal. In order to facilitate the posting, the MaterialMgmtProductionTransaction table is activated in the Active Tables tab of the General Ledger configuration.


Sales staff enter Sales Order for the product with the quantity required and the date by when it needs to be delivered. If the product is not in stock, it needs to be produced.

Also if the stock level is below the safety stock level, products have to be produced.

The information about the demand from sales orders and safety stock is handled in 2 ways:

Ideally the information is handled by MRP. If not, a production manager reviews if production of the product is required by reviewing the total demand:

and compare it with the total supply:

If the demand is higher than the supply, or the dates of scheduled Work Requirements are not matching the dates of the outstanding sales orders, the product needs to be produced and a production manager executes:

The staff responsible for executing the production can see on the Production Run Status Report what production has to be executed.

At the end of each shift, the production managers enter the information of what is produced in the Production Run screen.

Finance staff can calculate the actual cost of the production for the product.

Relationship with other areas

Production Management interacts with the following modules:

Application Menu

Please find below detailed descriptions of all windows and report of the Production Management application area.


Analysis Tools


The following screens are used to set up the components used in the production process:

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