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Dynamics NAV Posts Additional Output When the Production Order is Changed to Finished

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We frequently get the question, “Why does Dynamics NAV post additional output when I change a Production Order status to Finished?"

The scenario:

You create a Released Production Order for Quantity = 10. During the course of production, you record the output of 5. When you change the Production Order to Finished, NAV automatically records an additional output of 5.

First we need to understand that Dynamics NAV records production output when a quantity is recorded on the last routing step of a routing. How does it know what the last step is? It is the step without a Next Operation Number.

Dynamics NAV records production output when a quantity is recorded on the last routing step of a routing

Figure 1 – Dynamics NAV records production output when a quantity is recorded on the last routing step of a routing

Then we need to look at the Work Center or Machine Center used in that last routing step.

Set the Flushing Method of a Work or Machine Center to Backward to bring the finished quantity up to the original quantity of the production order

Figure 2 – When the Flushing Method of a Work or Machine Center is set to Backward, Dynamics NAV will bring the finished quantity up to the original quantity of the production order

Note the three possible settings for Flushing Method.

Dynamics NAV will post additional output to bring the finished quantity up to the original quantity of the production order if it has not already been recorded if the Flushing Method on the Work Center or Machine Center is set to Backward.

We at ArcherPoint have written a small customization to reduce the original quantity to the finished quantity so that the additional output is not automatically recorded.

If you would like more information on this subject or another Dynamics NAV subject, please contact ArcherPoint.

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