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How to delete a manufacturing order (MO)
How to delete a manufacturing order (MO)

Understand the impact on your inventory and production when deleting a manufacturing order in Katana.

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Written by Dayvid Lorbiecke
Updated over a week ago

Deleting a manufacturing order (MO) in Katana is a critical action that directly impacts inventory levels and production schedules. This guide gives an overview of how to delete an MO and the consequent adjustments to stock levels and committed resources.

Deleting an open manufacturing order (MO) will remove it from the Schedule tab and affect stock levels.

Note: Manufacturing orders can't be deleted if they're in a closed inventory period.

Related stock movements

  • Committed quantities for related materials and subassemblies (based on Product recipe / BOM) will be reduced.

  • Expected quantity for the product will be decreased.

How to delete a manufacturing order

  1. Navigate to Make screen β†’ Schedule tab.

    Make screen

  2. Find the relevant MO in the list and click on it to open the MO card.

    An open manufacturing order

  3. Click on the 3-dots at the top corner of the MO card and select Delete from the drop-down menu.

    Shows the delete option on a manufacturing order

  4. Click Yes in the pop-up window to delete.

Caution! Deleting a Done MO will also change the stock quantities as In stock will be decreased for the product and increased for the materials and subassemblies included in the Product recipe / BOM.

Deleting manufacturing orders in bulk

You can also delete manufacturing orders in bulk directly from Make screen β†’ Schedule tab by selecting the relevant MOs and clicking on the trash can icon.

Shows the trash can icon where you can delete multiple MOs at once.

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