Currently the only way you can book raw materials against a production order (consuming them) is by finishing a full or partial quantity of a production order. Meaning if you finish 50 pieces you consume the ras materials of 50 pieces.
This does not reflect reality in which you will have to be able to consume raw materials against a production order while not yet finishing the product and keeping it as work in progress.
Instead of finishing a set quantity of an item within a production order and consuming the necessary raw materials 1-to-1 we want to consume materials for manufacturing of a production order without booking a finished quantity. This may be necessary if certain operations are finished and require for materials to be consumed without creating a final product yet.
The Newmatik team will take the lead on this. We are creating issues in the ERPNext issue tracker and we will be sending in pull requests shortly.
I hope there are some good ideas and contributions from the community, especially from manufacturing businesses who want to see this feature.
We want to add a new Stock Entry Purpose “Material Consumption for Manufacture”. This acts similarly to “Material Issue” except it must be linked with a production order and is thus properly recorded.
This should also be implemented as a button in the Production order itself so these stock entries can be created semi-automatically.
For us we have hooked up ERPNext to our machines so our machines will actually make these stock entries without any user interaction.
Now that we are able to consume materials without finishing final product we need to record what has been consumed. We want to be able to consume as much or more as the required quantity.
We want to add a new column “Consumed Qty” in the Production order required items child table .This summarizes all material consumptions through either a “Manufacture” entry in which 1-to-1 final product is created and raw materials are consumed and the material consumption for manufacture which are consumptions for WIP that are not turned into a finished product.
When making a Stock Entry of purpose “Manufacture”, lower the quantity of the raw materials to be consumed by subtracting the quantities that have been consumed.
Likewise the UI of the “Finish” button should also suggesting only consuming what has not been consumed yet.
- How will we reflect the WIP value of those materials consumed in a production order without creating a finished product in accounting?