An Overview of Production Orders
When you're ready to enter your production phase, Uphance lets you build a production order and suggest the correct quantities of products in order to cover your customer orders.
Uphance tracks the total quantities in your production orders, lets you receive inventory from your manufacturers in stages and keeps track of how much production you have still to receive. Uphance can also tell you how much excess production you have available to sell as defined in your Inventory Reports.
How Production Orders Impact Your Inventory
Production orders have the same workflow as sales orders. They start as drafts, where they are unconfirmed. This is where you can add products and edit product quantities. After confirmation, quantities can be received into stock by creating "delivery" records. Finally, a production order becomes complete when all quantities are received into stock from your manufacturer or cancelled.
Note that until a production order is confirmed, it won't affect the quantities reported as "required" or "available to sell" in the relevant inventory reports.
How to Create a Production Order (Non-Production Batch)
To create a production order, navigate to Production/Purchasing >> Production Order. Then click Actions >> New Production Order. Next, enter all required information and create the production order.
Now you've created the draft production order, the next step is to add products to it. To do so, follow the steps illustrated below:
Note: After adding products and saving changes, Uphance will automatically confirm the production order.
Once you've added products to your production order, you can proceed to create a vendor's invoice, payment, credit notes, etc.
How to Download The Production Order as PDF
After creating the production order, you can generate a PDF document for it and download it as a detailed or compact order.
For detailed order, the images for each product will be added to the document. For compact order, only the order details, excluding images, will be added.
Note: You can email the document directly to your manufacturer without needing to download it.
List of Production Orders
For a listing of all of your Production Orders, select "Production Orders" from your main, left vertical menu. From here you can search, sort, filter or navigate to your Purchase Orders. You can also see a summary of your Due Dates for any Production Orders that are due. You can also see how much of the order has been "received". You can see the Season associated with the Production Order and you can see the Status of the Production Order. The blue column headers allow you to sort in ascending or descending order.