Have you ever entered work order(s) and then remembered changes to the Routing or BOM needs to happen? Then did you go for a cup of a coffee and spend the rest of the day ill with worry? It’s okay, X3 has you covered with a cool featured called Levelling WO. And it may be just what you need.
What does Levelling WO mean and how is it used? The function (FUNMAUTP) can update planned and/or firm work orders where the existing BOM/Routing has been modified. This can be used as a mass update or for selected work orders. Which means if planned and/or firm work orders are in the system and they need to have changes reflected from adjustments on the routing or BOM’s this function makes it happen!
I will walk us through an example below:
1. Create the Work order
Notice the Routing Operations contains 1 Work Center
2. The Routing needs to have a Labor Center added.
Making this change does not automatically update the Work Order.
3. Instead of deleting the Work Order(s) and then re-entering them go to (FUNMAUTP) Manufacturing, Batch Processes, Work order, Upgrade.
4. Now the Work Order reflects the new Labor Work Center!