Create Production Orders from Sales Orders

You can create production orders for produced items directly from sales orders.

To create a production order from a sales order

  1. Choose the Lightbulb that opens the Tell Me feature. icon, enter Sales Orders, and then choose the related link.
  2. Select the sales order you want to create a production order for.
  3. Choose the Planning action. On the Sales Order Planning page, you can view the availability of the sales order item.
  4. Choose the Create Prod. Order action.
  5. Select the status and order type.
  6. Choose the Yes button to create one or more production orders for the lines that have Prod. Order in their Replenishment System field.


Demand lines in the created production order that have Prod. Order in their Replenishment System field represent underlying production orders. After you have generated these production orders, remember to identify any unfulfilled component demand for them using the Order Planning page or the Replan function from created orders.

Order type

You can choose between two ways to create the production orders as outlined in the following table.

Option Description
Item Order One production order is created for each needed production order that is represented by a line in the Sales Order Planning window.
Project Order One production order is created for all needed production orders order that are represented by lines in the Sales Order Planning window.

When you use project orders, the Source Type field of the production order contains Sales Header and the order has multiple lines, one for each sales line item that must be produced.

See Also

Setting Up Manufacturing
Design Details: Supply Planning
Setup Best Practices: Supply Planning
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