MR-I Generate Work Orders
Purpose of Program
Use this program to automatically convert suggested work orders into actual work orders. This eliminates the need for manually entering work orders. A review function allows each suggested work order to be reviewed and edited before converting.
General Program Operation
You can limit the work orders to be converted by specifying from/thru ranges of item numbers, start dates, finish dates, item classes, and inventory categories. Item numbers can be selected from lookup windows by pressing the F2 key (or clicking on the Lookup button).
If you have multiple factories, you can specify the Location this batch of work orders is to be assigned to. Otherwise, press <Enter> through the Make Work Orders for Location field.
You are then asked if you wish to automatically generate work orders or allow a review. If you enter an A for automatic generation, all work orders within the selection range will be created automatically with no changes to the quantities and scheduled start and finish dates recommended by the MRP program.
If you enter an R for review, each suggested work order will be displayed in a pop-up window in succession. You are given the opportunity to revise the start date, finish date, and quantity. If you don't want the work order created, enter a zero amount in the Quantity field. If you wish to accept these field values, press <Enter> through them. The work order will then be created, then the next suggested work order will be displayed for review. The process will continue until all suggested work orders within the selection range are reviewed.