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. The Sales Order Planning page shows the availability of the 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 that have Prod. Order in the Replenishment System field represent underlying production orders. After you generate these production orders, remember to identify any unfulfilled component demand for them. Use the Order Planning page or the Replan action to identify unfulfilled demand.

    When you create production orders for sales orders with the Sales Order Planning page, order-to-order links are applied between demand and supply. When order-to-order links exist, the planning system doesn't include linked supply or inventory in the balancing procedure. To learn more about balancing, go to Order-to-order links.

Order type

The following table describes two ways to create production orders.

Option Description
Item Order One production order is created for each item represented by a line in the Sales Order Planning page.
Project Order One multiline production order is created for all items represented by lines on the Sales Order Planning page. When you use project orders, the Source Type field of the production order contains Sales Header. The order has one line 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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