Production - End (class form) [AX 2012]

Updated: April 23, 2012

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 > Periodic > Production orders > End.

Use this form to finish production orders and assign to them a status of Ended.

Production orders must be reported as finished before they are ended. After production orders are ended, you cannot update the orders or revert them to an earlier status. When production orders are ended, you can begin cost accounting for them. Receipt transactions that have a status of Purchased are generated for the produced items. This transaction covers the following:

  • Receipts for items that were created and that have a status of Ordered.

  • Items that were reported as finished and that have a status of Received.

Receipt transactions that were generated earlier are deleted.

Previously posted items and work in process (WIP) are automatically reversed in the ledger, and all journals are posted and closed.

Actual costs are calculated when a production is ended. These costs are based on the actual materials and time consumption. Final price calculation covers the consumption of items, services, item gains, and operations. You can compare actual costs to estimated materials- and time-consumption costs that were calculated when the production order was estimated.

The cost amount for item consumption is calculated as follows:

Raw materials consumption * Cost price = Realized cost amount

If the consumed items are not open-transaction marked, the average cost is used. The cost price of the item is taken from inventory. However, if the item is open-transaction marked for a receipt transaction that has a status of Purchased, the cost price of the item is taken from that receipt transaction.

To calculate the cost of the item consumption, a transaction is created that has a status of Sold. The original issue transaction that has a status of On order or Picked is deleted.

The cost amount for the consumption of services is calculated as follows:

Services consumption * Cost price of service = Realized cost amount

You can record consumption of the service item before costing occurs by using a picking list journal. You can also do this manually. For more information, see Production journal (form).

The cost amount for item gains is calculated as follows:

Number of gained items * Cost price of item = Realized cost amount

The cost price of the item is taken from the item when you calculate costing. During the costing of item gains, the original inventory transaction is updated to a status of Purchased from Ordered or Received.

Operation consumption includes run time, setup time, and processed quantity. The cost amount for the consumption of run time, setup time, and processed quantity is calculated as follows:

(Reported time consumption * Reported hourly cost price) + (Reported processed quantity * Reported quantity cost price) = Realized cost amount

When you select automatic picking of operations resources, the cost price is retrieved automatically from the run time category, setup category, and quantity category that are stated on the route.

If the number of finished items has been reported for the operations by using the report-as-finished journal, these items are the ones used in costing. For more information about report-as-finished journals, see Production journal (form).

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




Create and view a list of production orders to update to a status of Ended.


Specify how the selected production orders should be ended.


Set up a batch job for ending production orders.




Open the Inquiry form, where you can filter and sort the production order records to end.

Default values

Open the Set up end form, where you can specify default values to use when you end production orders.




Select the production order number to end. You can also click Select to filter for a production order number.

If you opened this form from the Production orders form, the number of the selected production order is displayed.


Specify the date when the production will be posted. By default, the system date is suggested.

Report as finished

Select whether to report the production order as finished before you end it. For more information, see Run end production.

Scrap method

Specify how to post item and operations resource consumption for scrap quantity. If the quantity that is started is larger than the quantity that is reported as finished, there is scrap. Scrap is calculated as follows:

(Quantity started - Quantity reported as finished) / (Quantity started) * 100.

The options are as follows:

  • Scrap account – The calculated scrap is posted to the account that is selected in the Scrap account field.

  • Allocation – The calculated scrap is allocated as an added cost to the quantity of finished items that are reported as finished.

Scrap account

Select the ledger account where scrap is posted. This field is used only if you select Scrap account in the Scrap method field.

Late selection

If you set up batch processing to recur indefinitely, select this check box to process new production orders.

This control is available only if Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 or AX 2012 R3 is installed.

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