This process describes how to create a co-product job order.
Only certain fields are listed. See the Job Orders topic for descriptions of other fields on the Job Orders form.
Open the Job Orders form.
On the toolbar, click the Filter-in-Place button .
To create a new job order, select Actions > New.
In the Output Type field, select the Co-product Mix option.
Enter the appropriate data in the following fields:
Job - By default, the system uses the next unique number. You can use the suffix to represent a sub-assembly of another job. You can set up a global prefix, Job Prefix, on the Shop Floor Control Parameters form to display a sequential number. The prefix and job number in combination can be only 10 alphanumeric characters in length.
NOTE: If you allow the system to assign the next job number, the job number does not display in the Job Number field until you save the new job.
Item - Enter a valid item number for the lead co-product item.
Job Date - Enter the date the job was created or accept the default of today's date.
Status - The default status is Firm. For information about other options, see the Status help topic.
NOTE: For a job to have a released status, it must have a routing. (See Creating Routings and Bills of Material for information about adding a routing.)
Revision - Enter the revision number of the item. The revision number helps you track which, of a number of revisions authorized through Engineering Change Notices, the transaction affects.
NOTE: If the status of the Job Order is Firm, the Revision field must be validated.
CAUTION: An error message displays if the co-product items have a different revision track setting and the validation fails.
Select the Scheduling tab. Enter the appropriate data in the following fields:
Released - Enter the number of items to be produced for this job. The value you enter must be an integer multiple of the total number of co-product items in the co-product mix.
For Whse - Enter the warehouse code for the finished good inventory. The default value is the Default Warehouse field listed on the Inventory Parameters form.
Start and End - The Start field is the date to release this job for work. The End field is the date by which it should be completed. The Start date is required; the system then calculates the End date.
NOTE: If the start or end date falls on a weekend, the system adjusts the date to reflect a week day.
(Optional) If you want to split your work-in-process account into various cost components, select the Cost Detail tab.
You can identify the components involved in the total cost of a product. The system uses the following cost components:
- Material costs (Material Cost)
- Labor costs (Labor Costs)
- Fixed overhead costs (Fix Ovhd)
- Variable overhead costs (Var Ovhd)
- Outside costs (Outside)
Select the References tab.
In the Co-product Mix field, if you are using a co-product mix that has already been defined on the Co-product Mixes form, accept the default, or enter another co-product mix that contains the same lead co-product item.
By default, the system uses the lead co-product item's Preferred Co-product Mix on the Items form.
NOTE: If you are going to add or remove co-products from this job, change the co-product mix quantity, or cross reference the job, then proceed to the next step. If not, then proceed to Step 13.
Select the Co-product Job Order button to open the Co-product Job Orders form.
Only the required field is listed. For more options and information on this form, see Co-product Job Orders.
On the Detail tab, select the appropriate option from the Ref field.
If you do not select Inventory, in the unlabeled field to the right of the Ref field, enter the order number of the order to which this job is linked.
For customer orders, this field is used along with the customer order line to look up the Qty Ordered, Order Date and Due Date. For co-product jobs, you have to enter this information manually. (The system also uses the Ref field to post the Ready to Ship field and to create the Order Entry Cost Variance Report).
CAUTION: Do not cross-reference a co-product job to a customer order line item.
To save the co-product job, select Actions > Save.
You can now Add a co-product routing and bill of material to the job.