Shop Floor Control - Materials Commitment Entry

 

Function

When material is committed to a work order , it is reserved for that work order and unavailable for use by another work order. Materials are automatically committed when you use the Release Work Order function of the Work Order Entry task. It is sometimes useful to commit material that differs slightly from the material entered in the Work Order Entry task: when an item number substitution must be made, when a modified standard item is being built as a category ‘I’ work order, or when the number of units to be built immediately is different from the scheduled quantity.

 

=>To access this task...

       Select Materials Commitment Entry from the Shop Floor Control main menu.

 

Materials Commitment Entry

 

Since the Materials Commitment Entry task creates the file that produces a pick list , it is worthwhile to make any needed material changes within Materials Commitment Entry.

 

The changes made in Materials Commitment Entry do not cause changes in the work order itself. Such changes must be made in the Work Order Entry task. Further, if a change is made in Work Order Entry after Materials Commitment Entry has taken place for the work order, the change will not affect committed materials or the pick list unless the modification is also made in Materials Commitment Entry.

 

About the Fields

 

In the Work Order Number field...

  • Enter the work order number for which material is to be committed.

  • Select Click to select from a list of work orders.

  • Click the record navigating buttons to view existing work orders; to view the first record, to view the previous record, to view the next record and to view the last record.

When a valid work order number is entered, the bill number, description, type, status, category, warehouse, and unit of measure are displayed.

 

Editing Material Commitment

  • Click Run Process button to add an additional requirement to the list.

  • Click Clear Form button to insert a new requirement into the list.

In the Status dropdown...

Display only. The status will show as Open (O), Quote (Q), or Closed (C).

 

In the Work Order Category field...

Display only. The category will show as Inventory Item (I), Non-Stocking Item (N), or Recurring/Permanent (R).

 

In the Warehouse ID field...

Display only. Shows the warehouse where the materials are committed.

 

In the Mat Ref field...

  • Optional field. Enter a reference number such as a drawing number. This number will appear on the Closed Work Order Summary Register.

In the Inventory field...

  • Enter a valid inventory item code.

  • Select the Find field records button to select from a list of inventory item codes.

In the Description field...

Display only. Shows the description related to the inventory item code.

 

In the Date Req field...

  • Enter the date the material is required.

  • Press [Enter] or [Return] to accept the default of the current date.

In the UM field...

  • Display only. Displays the unit of measure.

In the Qty Ord field...

  • Enter the order quantity required.

In the Qty Iss field...

Display only. This field remains empty until the materials are issued through the Issue Materials task.

 

In the Balance field...

Display only. Shows the difference between what has been issued and what is ordered.

 

In the Available field...

Display only. Shows the quantity of available material. Available equals On Hand minus Committed

 

In the On Order field...

Display only. Shows the quantity of material on order for this item.

 

When finished making entries to the fields…

  • Click  to save the current data.



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