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Topic:   Customer WO vs Stock WO's

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 15 2022 at 04:28:24 AM
I am trying to understand the point of having two different WO's sections.

The only difference i can see is one includes a customers order number, but the loss is you can't see a combined WO report (overall list).

When creating a WO from a CO it does not pull through quantity or dates etc, and if you have a multi-level BOM you then need to create another WO which will be stored elsewhere with no customer order number attached.

Would it not have been easier and cleaner to be able to create the order manually and add the customer order number - OR - better, create the order from the stock shortgage report like you can with a purchase oder - but all the WO's should be on one report??

Am i missing something..

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 21 2022 at 07:33:50 AM
If all you want is to attach a customer order number to a work order then don't use the 'Customer Work Orders" at all. Just create a Work Order and key in the customer order number in the Notes/Comments box. Or bring up your list of Stock Work Orders and key in the customer order number.

Then don't use customer work orders at all.

By: GuestPosted on: Nov 24 2022 at 04:44:52 AM
Totally agree, that is what we are doing - but the point was, it would be more useful to be able to see that order number/requirement on the shortage report, to do that it would have to be in it's own field, which then leads to the question, why are these two WO sections split. One WO form which allows the customer order number to be added (either manually or from cusotmer orders screen) then you have the information avaialble everywhere and the WO reports would be combined.

Not an issue, just an observation.

By: SupportPosted on: Nov 25 2022 at 07:08:39 AM
Most of the "idiosyncrasies" in MiniMRP are caused by history/evolution of the program.

You might get the feeling that there's a good part with another feature "bolted on" as a kind of afterthought.

Many years ago MiniMRP just had one kind of Work Order. The Customer Work Order. Work Orders could only be managed inside the relevant customer order. There was no way to create separate work order for sub assemblies unless they were part of one customer order.

Then The "Stock Work Orders" were, kind of, Bolted on.

If we were doing it all again. From scratch. With hindsight. We might have done many things differently. But now, after over 25 years, a lot of things are just baked right in and changing them would force everyone to step back and do things differently.

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