Production Work Order (PWO) - Assign to stock

If this setting is 'ON' - the users have the option to start a job that try to link all items in the production work order to stock. In case there is no free stock, the program will try to swap links with other documents. 

The job is started by the option Assign To Stock.


If for example this is a high priority production, and the parts needed are linked to other productions, you can use the action menu option 'Assign to Stock', which will re-link the needed parts to this production. 
This is not possible if the parts have been locked, if the target production is in edit mode, or the picklist has been printed. This function is only available if it has been activated in the settings.


Assign to stock

The Assign to Stock functionality is useful when you want to release a production, since this requires that all parts used in the first operation must be assigned to stock.


When you create a Production Work Order (PWO), the parts needed for the production will be assigned to goods in stock (SSA), to goods produced by another production (PWO), to a Purchase Order (SPO/SOA) or to a pending purchase (PENDING).


The Assign to Stock functionality will take all the assignments that are not assigned to and try and assign them to stock. If no goods are available in stock the program will try and swap assignments with other production work orders and sales orders which are assigned to stock. If no swapping can be performed the old assignment is kept. Based on a set of rules the system will check what candidates are available to swap with. The swap function will try to find free quantity and link to this. If no free quantity it will try to swap with orders that are farther out in time. Orders will not be loose a link unless it can be re-linked = the link is only changed.

Criterias for assignments that can be assigned to stock

Is not assigned to stock

Must be a physical part

Not locked

Not initialized for picking        


Criterias for assignments that can be swapped with 
Same part

Same location

Must be assigned to stock

Must be a physical part

Not allowed for goods owned by other customers

Not locked

Not initialized for picking


The setting Production WorkOrder Assign To Stock must be activated.

Assign to Stock functionality is also available for sales orders. The setting Sales Order Assign To Stock must be activated.