In general, you have to distinguish in production planning
between produce to order and serial production. When looking
at production-oriented companies you can often find a mixture
The elementary information source within production
planning ist the requirement category. The user defines by
means of the requirement category how a planned requirement
It is possible in the CANIAS ERP PPC-System
To create sales plans which can be a result of forecasts (please look at material master data)
To generate independent requirements
with possibility to assingn to customer orders
with possibility to distribute requirements to several dates.
Allocation of requirements:
Daily / weekly / monthly
Integration via sales
Material groups and usage probability.
Product description and Goals
Production orders are orders for internal goods and services.
They comprise both technical and operational product / activity
information. Production orders are the basis of adjusted costing
because the actual produced activities are illustrated.
Start of Production Orders
Production orders can be started manually (e. g. overhead
orders, repair orders and so on) or by transferring planned
orders from the material requirements plan. When starting
the valid BOM will be copied into the production order as production BOM
the valid routing will be copied into the production order as production routing
The table-controlled CANIAS ERP PPC System is able to accomplish
Lead time scheduling (forward and backward scheduling)
Availability check of order components
Availability check of capacities.
When defining production order types, the following system
parameters are controlled:
automatic goods issue
automatic goods receipt
Customized print layouts and so on
It is possible to choose between
When scheduling, for each operation target start and target
end time with float is determined minute-precise.
Different status fields enable users a distinguished control
of each production order. Status fields like
Status fields like
are generated automatically by the system.
Goods issue to Production Orders
Each item in the listing can be chosen either for deletion,
when there is no goods issue,
or for changes of the stock outward movement quantity. Materials
which are defined by back flush in the material master will
not be posted in this moment. Only when posting an inward
stock movement of finished goods, the posting for each material
will be done (please look at goods receipt from production
For additional parts needed, e. g. because of a higher rate
of scrap, an unplanned withdrawal is possible. Those parts
will be charged to the corresponding production order.The
actual values of the goods withdrawal will be updated in the
production order. At any time it is possible to compare actual
values with target values. Automatic goods issue and/or goods
receipt can be pre-adjusted through the production order.
For each operation of a production order, a completion confirmation
number is generated automatically by the system. The completion
confirmation can be realized in two ways. Either by its number
or by the production order and operation number. It is possible
to read those numbers as bar code. With defining milestones
in the operation control key it is possible, to confirm automatically
all preliminary operations with milestones approved.
For one operation there are more than one completion confirmations.
The entered values are cumulated by the system. When receiving
completion confirmations they can also scrap and its reason
can be registered and displayed in a table.
With completion confirmation of the last operation the goods
receiving posting can be activated in the background for the
material which is produced. Because of the continuous updating
of the actual values with each completion confirmation in
the production order, an adjusted costing is possible.
Goods receipt from Production Orders
Due to an independent transaction within inventory management,
all end products are posted after completion as inward stock
movements. If the end product contains components with stock
movements controlled by back flush, a goods issue will be posted
automatically for those components.
When generating a production order, a costing sheet is assigned
to it, taking into account production order type. With batch
processes a standard and actual costing realized. New actual
values are generated when changes, updated in production orders,
occur. Corresponding to the chosen costing sheet is a comparison
between standard and actual costing of a production order
possible. Consequently, the order balance and plant stock
can be analysed.
Due to the completion confirmation process it is possible,
to accomplish an order independent product costing analysis.
On basis of a standard price controlled valuation, the difference
between actual and target costs is posted automatically on
balance sheet accounts. Moreover, the moving average price
is adjusted. Therefore, the stock value is always up-to-date,
independent of the valuation based on either standard price
or moving average price. An availability check can be realized
automatically when creating a production order.
An availability check can be done as well when displaying
components of a production order. Consequently, the user is
able to see, whether or not components are available and in
which amount. Therefore, it is guaranteed that no production
order will be released before not all parts are provided.
There is a control key in the operation which allow users
to declare external processes. When releasing such an operation,
a purchase requisition account initially assigned is generated
for the purchase department by the system. The account assignment
comprises the production order number and, when available,
the accounts of operation (e. g. customer order). It is possible
to select each external process with status check.