Hello Community folks!
I was playing around with the ‘Production Planning’ feature before I could implement it at a customer site.
Consider the following - I have an item called ‘BoxTop’. The system shows I have an actual quantity of 3 in the warehouse. I create a new sales order with that item for a quantity of 5. Now if I go ahead and enter a new production plan based on that Sales order, after clicking ‘Get items for Work Order’ (annotation #1 in the snip below) the ‘Planned Qty’ (annotation #2 in the snip below) for the manufactured/sale item is populated as 5 (which is same as the qty on the Sales Order). I would have expected it to be calculated as 2 (=5-3).
Given that, I have the following questions:
- Does the ‘Production Planning’ screen do some calculation for getting the ‘Planned Qty’ for the manufactured item like it does for the ‘Projected Quantity’ of the raw materials?
- If the answer is ‘Yes’ and the ‘Planned Quantity’ should have been autopopulated with 2 then clearly something is wrong with my settings. Could you please help me identify the company/manufacturing/item settings that should be in place in order to have the system autopopulate the field with the expected value?
- If the answer is ‘No’ then don’t you think it would be more efficient to pre-populate the ‘Planned Qty’ field using a calculation similar to how it’s done for the ‘Projected Qty’ instead of just copying from the ‘Sales Order’ line? I can see the value it will add but I may be missing the downside of it. Kindly enlighten me on the same.
Before posting this I had already searched on the forum for similar topics, but couldn’t find any. Even the doc given here (https://erpnext.com/docs/user/manual/en/manufacturing/production-plan) does not talks about the ‘Planned Qty’ and any calculation related to it.
I’m on ERPNext: v12.5.1 (version-12)