The manufacturing process can be managed at the Manufacturing order (MO) level or at a more detailed Production operations level. This article focuses on managing the status at the MO level.

If you wish to track production at a more detailed level, please refer to this article.

MO statuses trigger specific changes in inventory and help to monitor and manage production.

Production statuses for a Manufacturing order

You can change the production status for MO either in the Schedule tab or on the MO.

  1. Open the Schedule tab from the Make screen.

  2. Change the status of a MO here...

  3. ...or open a specific MO card to change the status.

Breakdown of each status:

-- Not started --

Production hasn't started. When you create a MO, it has a Not started status by default.

Related inventory movements: Relevant ingredients in your inventory are Committed and the product you manufacture is shown as Expected.


-- Work in progress --

When production starts, change the MO status to Work in progress to indicate that production is ongoing.

Related inventory movements: This doesn't trigger any movements in inventory - relevant ingredients are still Committed and the product is Expected.

-- Blocked --

Use the Blocked status if there is a problem with production and you want to put it on hold. This means that production isn't ongoing and no one is working on this order.

Related inventory movements: This doesn't trigger any movements in inventory - relevant ingredients are still Committed and the product is Expected.

-- Done --

Production is completed and the MO is automatically moved to the Done table of the Schedule tab and a completion date is assigned to the MO.

Related inventory movements: In stock and Committed quantities for ingredients decrease, In stock for the product you manufactured increases, and the Expected quantity for the product decreases.

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