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Packaging Run

Summary

The Packaging Run connects a missing link within Orchestrated of planning packaging PdOs with all the necessary details at your fingertips.  This one-stop page will assist in planning well before liquid ever gets to your bright tank, or once you know the final volume in the tank so you can finalize your splits between pack types.

 

Details

There are two main ways you can utilize the Packaging Run – to create new packaging PdOs from scratch and adjusting existing, related packaging PdOs.

 

Create New Packaging PdOs

 

Access the Packaging Run through:

  • the Production menu (Production module > Automation > Packaging Run)
  • the source liquid’s Production Order (Production module > Production Order), like Bright Beer
  • the Packaging Worksheet (Production module > Production Forms > Packaging Worksheet), then right-click on a tank and select Create Packaging Run

 

1) Planning Ahead (before liquid is in your packaging tank)

To save yourself clicks and help automate the planning of packaging PdOs, we recommend either opening the Packaging Run from the PdO of the production stage right before packaging, or using the following steps:

 

 

From the blank Packaging Run window, start in the Top Left at the Source Item field, clicking the magnifying glass icon to select the brand/type of liquid you plan to package, as shown in the dialog box above. After tabbing or clicking out of the Source Item field, production orders populate for the selected brand’s pack types (with BoMs created).

 

 

Next, pull in source information from a planned PdO by clicking Add PdO in the Top Left to view all Planned or Released PdOs for that brand, separated by MPN.

Be sure to confirm the package date in the Top Right corner of the screen prior to editing the PdOs.

 

 

You can now determine your packaging splits across pack types, all at once for the same packaging run. The Assigned and Remaining column figures in the Upper Right adjust as you change the quantity of packaged goods, by volume consumed per unit.

On the Far Right of the production orders are columns for ATP and ATP Forecast (which shows ATP if the new PdO quantities took effect), pulling information from existing production orders and sales orders, just as you see currently in Item Master Data, for each finished good, and specific to the warehouse.

Note: The Packaging Run will ignore PdOs with a quantity of zero when creating the orders, so you don’t need to delete finished goods with zero quantity.

To create the finished goods orders click Add at the Bottom Left.  Those PdOs will be linked with a Packaging Run number, viewable on the Packaging Worksheet once the liquid for that MPN is in the bright tank.

Note: We’ve also added a Packaging Run button to PdOs so you can create a packaging run after looking at a specific PdO, or review the packaging PdOs associated with that one.

 

2) Ready to Package (liquid sitting in your packaging tank)

If you know the liquid volume to package (or possibly already performed the packaging on the floor), but need to create packaging PdOs, then you’ll open the Packaging Run by right-clicking on the tank in the Packaging Worksheet and selecting Create Packaging Run.

Going that route will pre-populate many fields of the screen, but you can also start from the blank Packaging Run (opening from the Production module menu) and clicking Add Whs (Warehouse) to pull up your list of tanks to select the tank to package from, or if you’ve already created your Bright Beer PdO (or whichever production stage comes before packaging).

 

 

The Select a Packaging Source dialog box will show information for the brand you selected to package in columns for each tank:

InStock – Current volume in tank

Promised – Volume scheduled to be packaged (from a PdO)

Planned – Future volume scheduled to go into the tank (from a PdO)

 

Finally, select the row of the tank to package from and click Select.  Separate base PdOs will appear in the lower section for all possible pack types for the selected brand.

Be sure to confirm the package date in the Top Right corner of the screen prior to editing the PdOs.

 

 

You can now determine your packaging splits across pack types, all at once for the same packaging run. The Assigned and Remaining column figures in the Upper Right adjust as you change the quantity of packaged goods, by volume consumed per unit. The In Stock column shows the liquid volume in the tank currently.

On the Far Right of the production orders are columns for ATP and ATP Forecast (which shows ATP if the new PdO quantities took effect), pulling information from existing production orders and sales orders, just as you see currently in Item Master Data, for each finished good, and specific to the warehouse.

There is also an Express button so you can express the packaging run directly from the Packaging Run page.

Note: The Packaging Run will ignore PdOs with a quantity of zero when creating the orders, so you don’t need to delete finished goods with zero quantity.

To create the finished goods orders click Add at the Bottom Left.  Those PdOs will be linked with a Packaging Run number, viewable on the Packaging Worksheet once the liquid for that MPN is in the bright tank.

Note: We’ve also added a Packaging Run button to PdOs so you can create a packaging run after looking at a specific PdO, or review the packaging PdOs associated with that one.

 

 

Version 4.7.1.0

 

 

 

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