Many of the Make module reports print details for a range of items. This allows you to limit the amount of information listed. You should be careful when selecting the ranges for reports, as a report with a large range could be lengthy. Note that to start from the beginning of a range the word FIRST should be entered as the ‘from’ value. To go to the end of a range enter the word LAST as the ‘to’ value.
The Reports In Detail
The orders reports list works orders in partnumber or order number sequence. Optionally only outstanding items will be included. These reports are useful for progressing works orders:
The orders by duedate report is an excellent shopfloor progress chasing tool. It can act as a simple but effective work-to list:
The orders by release date report is also an excellent shopfloor control tool. The release date is the date by which an order's kit should be issued if the works order is to be completed by its duedate, so the report shows the sequence in which works orders should be kitted and started:
A trial kitting report analyses all orders up to a given date and calculates which items are missing from each kit. This can be used by your production or purchasing department as a work-to list.
This report performs an “active allocation” - that is, it notes what stock is available at the start of the report run, and works through each kit allocating the available stock. When all the stock of a component is depleted this is noted on the report. Kits that are clear of shortages can be shown as such or not printed at all if required.
The report can be sorted by works order duedate or works order release date. The release date is the date by which the order's kit should be issued if the works order is to be completed by its duedate:
An incorrectly kitted orders report lists works orders that have been completely received into stock, but have not been completely kitted. As the components used to produce the orders must have come from somewhere, something must have gone wrong when the kit was issued:
A traceability search report searches through works order kits (or sales order despatches) for up to nine batch references. This report can be used for traceability purposes:
A works order batch details report lists the batch details of kit items for a range of orders. Once again, this is a useful report for traceability purposes: