Note: This approach doesn't work for a Make-to-Order Manufacturing order (MO) because the quantities cannot be changed manually. If you want to partially complete a Make-to-Order MO to provide immediate delivery of the items to the customer, take a look a the bottom of this article.
Katana doesn't currently have a dedicated feature for partial completion of Manufacturing Orders, but there is an easy way to account for this already.
To partially complete a Manufacturing order:
Open the MO you want to partially complete.
Duplicate the MO.
We suggest changing the MO # for the duplicated MO to match the original. This makes it easier to identify them in the future.
On the duplicated MO, adjust the quantity for the item by inserting the quantity that you already completed.
Mark the Production status of the duplicated MO to Done.
Go back to the original MO and adjust the quantity of the item to reflect the quantity that still needs to be produced (i.e. decrease the quantity by the amount already completed).
That's it! You now have an open MO for the quantity that still needs to be made and a done MO for the quantity already completed. The stock movements and status have been recorded in the background correctly for partial completion.