Manufacturing Order - refers to an order created by a company to produce a specific product.
Note: You can only create Manufacturing Orders for a Product if the Bill of Materials has been already set up.
You can access manufacturing orders by going to the manufacturing menu then View Manufacture Orders. From here, you can create new manufacturing orders or view existing ones.
Manufacturing orders can be created for two types of workflows, Make to Order and Make to Stock which in Brahmin Solutions.
Creating a Make to Stock Manufacturing Order
You can create a Make to Stock Manufacturing Orders in 3 ways:
1. Go to Manufacturing Menu > New Manufacture Order (learn more below)
2. Go to "View Manufacture Orders" -> "New" (learn more below)
3. "Manufacturing" -> "Make to Stock". This will show you a list of all the manufacturable products that are below the min threshold with the suggested manufactured QTY.
You can select the products that you want to manufacture and quickly create manufacturing orders.
Creating a Make to Order Manufacturing Order
You can create a Make to Order Manufacturing Order only from a sales order.
Navigate to the desired Sales Order. Open the sales order and go to Action -> Create Manufacture Order.
This will show a popup that will give you two options: (1) All Products - This will allow you to create manufacturing orders for all the qty on the sales order. (2) Short Products Only - This will allow you to create manufacturing orders for all the products you do not have in stock.
Manufacture Orders can have the following status based on the current stage:
Saved - Order is in draft status and no raw materials are allocated.
Confirmed - Raw materials are allocated and On Assembly is increased. Work Order against the Manufacturing Order can now be processed.
InProcess - Work order is in process and material is being picked and work against the manufacturing order has started.
Fulfilled - Finished product is created.
Canceled - Production is canceled.
Manually creating a manufacturing order
Manually creating a manufacturing order is done for the Make to Stock workflow and it can be done in 2 ways as described above:
1. Go to Manufacturing Menu > New Manufacture Order
2. Go to Manufacturing Menu -> View Manufacture Orders -> "New"
Step 1: Add product to produce
Once the new Manufacturing Order screen appears, search by Product, SKU, or UPC to add the product.
Step 2: Select the recipe / Bill of Materials
Once the product is added, select the Bill of Materials or the product recipe form the dropdown. This will load all the component items and the operations to produce the product.
Step 3: Enter the qty to produce
Once all the raw materials and operations load, enter the Qty you want to produce. Brahmin Solutions shows you a suggestion of "Can Manufacture Qty". This qty is calculated based on the raw materials available.
Step 4: Save or Confirm
You can save your manufacturing order now, which will not allocate the raw materials and keep the manufacturing order in draft status.
If you want to confirm the order and allocate the raw materials which will allow you to start the production process or estimate the required raw materials needed to complete this production. Entering the estimated manufacture by date and confirming the order will prioritize the manufacturing orders accordingly along with the operations.
Manufacturing Header Details
Product (Required) - Select a product you want to produce. You can search by the product name, SKU, or the UPC. Once the product is selected you will see the Product name and the Variant name concerted together (e.g. T-Shirt - Blue/Large) and the SKU code underneath.
Type - Manufacture or Subassembly.
BOM # - Bill of Materials / Recipe the manufacturing order will use to produce the finished product. It is a dropdown where the user will select.
Quantity (Required) - select a quantity you wish to produce with this production. The unit of measure for the product will be loaded from the product. A maximum of 4 decimal places is allowed. Once the order is Inprocess the qty cannot be changed.
Confirmed Date - Date the production is confirmed finalized and raw materials are allocated. The system will automatically set it if it is left blank and the user has the ability to change it as required.
Manufactured By (Required on Confirm) - Date the order is expected to be manufactured. Set by the user and will set the priority of the production operations and orders.
Fulfilled Date - Date that is set by the system when the finished product is produced. It can be changed if needed before the order is fulfilled.
Manufacturing Rep - The rep in charge of the production order.
Reference Order # - Reference order number, can be a customer order # or any reference number.
Tags - Used to tag orders for better filtering on the view manufacture order screen.
Purchase Order - Purchase(s) that are linked to this manufacturing order.
Sales Order - Applies to MTO, linked sales order.
Parent Assembly - If the manufacturing order is a subassembly then there will be a link to the parent assembly.
Subassembly - If this manufacturing order has subassemblies associated with them their links will be shown here.
Component Items aka Materials
The component table shows all materials and subassemblies that are required to produce the product.
Ln - Line number.
Image - Default product image that will be loaded from the product images.
Item (Required) - Item that will be consumed.
Qty to Consume (Required) - Qty that will be consumed in the production process.
Waste Qty (Beta) - Qty that went to waste out of the total quantity consumed.
Available Qty - Component qty that is available.
Unit Cost - Default unit cost will be the MAC of the line items at the time they are added. Unit Cost can be changed as needed.