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O/E to PP generation

O/E to PP generation

O/E to PP generation

Good day,

I've been experimenting with backordering OE orders to push production orders. We have a co-manufacturer that releases a PO to us to produce items (We use Macola POP) and once production is complete, at a later time, they will be issuing us a second PO to ship the finished goods. It doesn't necessarily have to be the finished good that we produced at that time, but likely would be given that we ship based on expiry date (lots).

One of the reasons that I wanted to use this was to tie everything into their PO number, Ie. Enter order, do production, then ship, all over the same PO.

Do I have any options here short of entering both the production PO and the Shipping PO on the Customer PO number field on the original sales order? Or should I just enter the work orders manually and enter the PO on the reference field of that?

Thanks in advance for any help.


RE: O/E to PP generation

I'm using Progression 7.7.8 btw.


RE: O/E to PP generation


The 2 PO thing has me confused. They issue you 2 POs?

In terms of POP, have you looked at forced demand = Pull to automatically create the POP order at the time the OE order is entered?

This is an item-by-item feature, so if you turn it on it will apply to every order for that item, not just certain orders. To make this work:
* the item and customer must both have the backorder flag set to YES
* the forced demand flag must be set to P-Pull
* the qty to ship must be less than the qty ordered

If you do this, Macola will automatically create a POP order with the OE order and line referenced as the source order. From this, you could like back to their PO number, which is presumably entered in the oe_po_no field in the oeordhdr_sql table.

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RE: O/E to PP generation

Hey DGillz,

Yes, I've done the forced demand = Pull with generating POP orders. Basically, we get two separate PO's from our partner, 1 to schedule a production order, and another to request shipping. I was hoping it would all tie in on one PO so that it was all seamless as it was meant to be, but the separate shipping PO has thrown a wrench in the works so to speak. I suppose I could tack the shipping PO onto the end of the work order PO and have them both in the OE header. Yes, it's confusing and seems like a lot of extra fuss at their end; their using SAP.

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