Production overview (form) [AX 2012]

Updated: November 15, 2011

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Click Production control > Inquiries > Production > Production overview.

Use this form to check the status and to make inquiries about a production. You can view detailed information about finished items, the attached bill of material (BOM) and routes, or jobs associated with the production that you select.

Note   Use the Criteria section to filter the view in the table. To save your criteria when you close the form, select the Lock check box.

The following tables provide descriptions for the controls in this form.




View the status of the production jobs and the finished items for production.

References tab

View the connections that the selected production has to other modules.


View the items that are consumed by the selected production. The item number must already exist in the Item table.


View the status and information about the route. This includes identification of the operation it is associated with, the assigned operations resource or operations resource group, and scheduled dates and times.


View an overview of the jobs in the production, sorted by operation number.




View transactions, on-hand inventory, and reservations. Select the inventory dimensions that you want to display in the form. For more information, see Set up dimensions display.


View one of the following forms depending on the tab page you select.

  • Use the Production tab or Reference tab to open the Production orders form.

  • Use the BOM tab to open the BOM production form and view the BOMs that are used to produce the items in your production line.

  • Use the Route tab to open the Production route form and view the production routes associated with the selected production.

  • Use the Jobs tab to open the Jobs form, which displays the jobs scheduled for the selected production.




Unique identification of the production order. When new production orders are created, the number is either allocated by the system or entered manually.

Item number

Displays a unique identification of the item that is to be produced. This field cannot be changed. The item to be produced is defined when production is set up.


Select an item configuration to specify an item with specific attributes.


Specifies the item size.


Specifies the item color.


Shows the site where the warehouse is located


Shows the warehouse where you will store the items.

Batch number

Displays the batch number for the production.


Displays the scheduled production quantity.


Displays the start quantity, which is updated automatically with the quantity that is started.

Start date

Scheduled start date.

End date

Scheduled end date.


Indicates where the production order is in the overall production cycle. The production status is automatically updated every time an update or scheduling is run on a production order.

The typical life cycle of a production order starts at the beginning of the production process when the order is first created. At this point, the system assigns the created status to the order. The subsequent phases include estimated, planned, released, started, reported as finished, and ended.


Displays the name of the production. This field is updated by the system when you select Production

Identification of alternative operations resource:

If there is no available capacity in the operations resource attached to the operation in the production route and if the operation has an attached requirement that is equal or smaller than the requirement specified for the alternative operations resource, the operation is scheduled for the alternative operations resource. If there are several alternative operations resources that can be used based on the set requirements, the operation is scheduled for the first operations resource with available capacity. Here a descriptive name is defined for the production order This field cannot be changed. When a new production order is created, the system fills in the Product name field for the item the production deals with. You can change the name when the production is created. See also, Create production order (form).

Reference type

Displays the item reference type that the production has references to. If the production is created directly to an order line, Sales order is displayed. If the production is created with a purchase or a project, Purchase order or Project is displayed. If there is a reference to another production, Production is displayed. This field cannot be changed.

Reference number

Displays the number of the sales order, purchase order, or production from which the production is derived from. If there are no connections, the field is blank. This field cannot be changed.


Displays the desired delivery or finish date for the production. You can use the delivery date in the production's operations or job scheduling, where the scheduling can be selected backward from delivery date. For a production order that creates underproductions in the bill of materials, the delivery date for the underproductions is the date when the items will be used. The underproduction will then have operations scheduled backward from delivery date.


If a production is created directly from a sales order, the Delivery is automatically transferred back to the Ship date.

Item number

Unique identification of the item to be consumed in the production. The item number must already be in the Items table, and the item type can be item or service.

You can select item numbers from the list of existing item numbers. You can also enter the item number manually, in which case the system verifies that the item number is in the Items table. At the same time, you fill in the Item name field. The same item number can figure in the production's BOM several times. For more information about the Items table, see Released product details (form).


Specifies the unit in which consumption is expressed. The unit identification (ID) is retrieved from the BOM unit field in the Items table.


Estimated quantity/volume of the item that will be used in the production. Indicate in the Consumption is box whether the consumption is variable or constant.

Remaining quantity

Displays the consumption that has to be released to production in the bill of materials unit with regard to the estimated quantity in Estimated. Estimated release occurs for start or reporting as finished using a release journal.


Displays the quantity of items in the bill of material unit released to production. The bill of materials unit can be recalculated to the inventory unit.

Released quantity

Displays the consumption that is released to the production in the bill of materials unit, but has not yet been included in the cost accounting.

Raw material date

Shows the planned date for material consumption.

Remain status

Indicates what remains to be performed for a specific BOM line. The back order status is related to the production's back order status. The following options are available:

  • Material consumption - Materials remain to be delivered to production with regard to the cost-estimated consumption for a specific BOM line.

  • Ended - Production order remains to be ended. All materials have been delivered for a specific BOM line.

Oper. No.

The operation number. The number can be an alphanumeric string of up to ten characters. The operation number defines the sequence for the operation that the production should follow. When you create a new production route, 10 is automatically suggested as the first operation number. The following operation numbers will be suggested as having increments of 10. You can change them manually. If simultaneous operations are to be created, the operations must be created that have the same operation number. You would do this when several operations resources, for example, a machine and a tool, will be used at the same time. The relationship between simultaneous operations is defined in Priority. The next operation to be executed is defined in the Next field. If the operation in question is the last operation, Next is defined as zero.


Shows the priority of the operation. Priority is used to control simultaneous operations. Simultaneous operations are characterized by the fact that they appropriate several operations resources at the same time, for example, a machine and a tool. This is accomplished by giving the same Oper. No. to all operations that are to be executed at the same time. The priority determines which operation is the primary one. The primary operation should be the operation loading the operations resource that is regarded as the bottleneck for simultaneous operations. A bottleneck operations resource is not defined in any special way in the system, because individual routes and productions determine which operations resources form the bottleneck. Therefore, an operations resource regarded as a bottleneck on one route, and therefore defined as primary for simultaneous operations on that route, can be secondary on another route. If the operation is not primary, the times from the primary operation are used to schedule the secondary operation. Thus times do not have to be specified for secondary operations. If there are no parallel operations for an Oper. No., the operation will be created that has a primary priority.


Displays the operation in the production route that uses the Resource groups or the attached Resource. You can define a unique identification for the operation that is to be included in the production route. To select the operation, click the drop-down list in the field. This displays a list of all created operations. You can also enter the operation manually. The system checks that the operation is created. Operations are maintained through the Operation relation form.

Note Operations with the same Oper. No. and which use the same operations resource cannot be created. An operation cannot be included in the route more than one time.


Displays the operations resource or operations resource group that will be used for the operation. For more information, see Resource groups (form) and Resources (form). For more information, see Operations (form).

Resource type

Shows the type of resource that will be used for the operation. The resource type can be one of the following:

  1. Vendor – The resource is an external operations resource, for example, a contractor.

  2. Human resources – The resource is one or more workers.

  3. Machine – The resource I a production machine.

  4. Tool – The resource is an instrument or device that can be considered a tool.

  5. Location – The resource is a physical location, such as an assembly area, of a certain size.

Start date

Displays the scheduled start date for the operation. The start date is calculated with operations scheduling or jobs scheduling.

End date

Displays the scheduled end date for the operation. The end date is calculated with operations scheduling or jobs scheduling.

Good quantity

Shows the number of items that were produced without errors.

Error quantity

Shows the number of items that were produced with errors.


Shows the number of hours that were used to produce the item.

Reported as finished

If selected, the operation is finished. If the operation is reported as finished, the system will issue a warning if you try to record a quantity or time for the operation.

Oper. No.

Displays the Oper. No. for the connected production route.

Task type

Displays the job type, which describes the type of work that is to be performed. The options are as follows:

  • Queue before - Waiting time before the operation can be started.

  • Setup - Fixed time used for clearing an operations resource before the operation is started.

  • Process - Time used for the execution of the operation.

  • Overlap - Operation is started before previous operation is ended.

  • Transport - Time that it takes to transfer the items to the next location, which can be the next operations resource, the production route or stock.

  • Queue after - Time the items must wait after the operation is finished, before the next operation can start.


Indicates the Resource that will perform the job. Resource is selected from the operations resource defined on the production route. For more information, see Production route (form).

Start time

Displays the scheduled start time for the job. The time is determined with jobs scheduling.

End time

Specifies the scheduled ending time for the job.

Job status

Job status can contain one of the following values:

  • Coming - Displayed until the job is started.

  • Waiting - Displayed when the job is on hold.

  • Stopped - Displayed when the job is not running.

  • Started - Displayed when production has begun.

  • Ended - Displayed when the operation or production is reported as finished. The job status can be changed to Ended via the job journal, route journal, or reporting-as-finished.

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