Enabling this Tweak will cause the Edit Manufacturing Order Status window to automatically override inventory shortages when allocating inventory for a Released MO.
The Tweak applies to the specific set of circumstances and settings described below.
- Manufacturing Order Preference Defaults (Tools >> Setup >> Manufacturing >> System Defaults >> Manufacturing Orders) has an option to “Allocate Inventory when MO Status becomes Released”. This must be enabled.
- Inventory Control Setup (Tools >> Setup >> Inventory >> Inventory Control) has an option to “Allow Adjustment Overrides”. This must be enabled.
- A Manufacturing Order has the status changed to Released.
Manufacturing will automatically create and post a Component Transaction to allocate items from the Picklist. If there is a shortage of one or more of the picklist items, Manufacturing asks if you would like to Override the shortages.
Overriding shortages creates a condition where more inventory is allocated than is On Hand, resulting in a negative Quantity Available.
However, Manufacturing will only do this when the MO is released in the MO Entry window. If MOs are released from the Edit MO Status window, Manufacturing will only allocate available inventory, leaving items with shortages unallocated.
Enabling the Allocation Override Tweak will cause the Edit MO Status window to always override shortages.
NOTE: This Tweak will only be visible in the Setup window if Inventory Adjustment Overrides is marked, and the Manufacturing “Allocate on Release” setting is marked. Also, be aware that Manufacturing will only override non-serial/lot tracked items.
Navigation: Tools >> Setup >> Manufacturing >> MFG PowerPack Setup
Mark the box next to “TWK: Edit MO Status Allocation Override”. This Tweak will only be visible if Inventory Setup allows Adjustment Overrides and Manufacturing Setup is set to Allocate on MO Release.
Click DONE on the MFG PowerPack Setup window. This Tweak will be active immediately for the current user. Other users will need to close GP, then log-in again to activate it.
Navigation: Transactions >> Manufacturing >> Manufacturing Orders >> Edit MO Status
There will be no visible change to the function of this window. Select one or more manufacturing orders as you normally would, and change their Status to Released. The Allocation transaction will override any shortages automatically.