15. Production Order Output

15. Production Order Output

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The Output application allows users to record Output against Production Orders. Core features of this application include:

  • Lookup Lists for Production Orders
  • Auto generation of Lot/Serial numbers, if required
  • Label printing for output Items
  • Building of License Plates during output
  • Posting

You can access the Output application from the Home screen by pressing Output. When launched, the Output Lookup List page will be displayed.

Output Lookup List

The Lookup List page allows you to either scan or select the Production Order you wish to view. Use the filter bar to filter the lookup list to specific Production Orders, if required.

The Output Lookup List can be filtered by typing into the Search Filter. The following data is supported for searching:

  • Document Number: Production Orders that have a No. matching the filter will be displayed

If Logins are enabled, only documents that are un-assigned or explicitly assigned to the logged in user will be shown. If you wish to see all documents regardless of assignment, the Show All Documents option must be checked on the Device Configuration page.


Output Lookup List Columns

The Output Lookup List can show the following columns.

Column Description
No. The Production Order number.
Line No. The Production Order Line number.
Item No. The Production Order Line number.
Lot No. The Production Order Lot number (if List Per Tracking Line enabled).
Serial No. The Production Order Serial number (if List Per Tracking Line enabled).
Assigned User ID The User ID the document is assigned to.
Barcode The generated barcode that will be used if a line is selected. This column does not usually need to be shown.

Output Document

When a Production Order has been chosen, the application page will look like so:

Callout ID Description
1 The available menu options:

  • Close
  • Output
  • Start/Stop License Plate
2 Production Order number and related header information.
3 The Production Order Routing Lines (Operations).
4 Status bar indicating status messages or instructions.

Outputting Items

The process flow should be used when outputting items:

  1. Select the Operation to output.
  2. Select the Output menu action.
  3. Enter the quantity to Output and Item Tracking Information, if required.

See the General Document Handling section on the Overview page for more information.

The Scan Behaviors page can be configured to control aspects of this process.


The following menus are available for Output. Menus may be added or removed as required from the Device Menus page under the Application Form with a selection of PROD_OUTPUT_DOC for the Application.

Close (Menu)

Closes the Production Order and redirects to the Lookup List page.

Output (Menu)

Launches the Quantity dialog for the selected operation.

Start/Stop License Plating (Menu)

Will initiate a process flow in which Items when Output are added to a license plate.

Common Configurations and Requests

This section describes the most common Output scenarios, requests, and features. While some topics may require development or customizations, they are included here to provide a greater understanding of what the software is capable of.

Further information may be obtained from the Support Portal.

Limiting Last Operation

By default, all operations are shown. This allows users to record output against preceding steps, which is useful when tracking the progress of the order or flushing linked components. The Operation list can be limited to the final Operation by checking the Only Show Last Operation option in the Device Configuration card.

Auto-Generation of Lot/Serial Numbers

If the outputted item requires item tracking, you may have the system auto-assign an appropriate tracking number when the quantity dialog is displayed. You need to enable the Auto Generate Lot/Serial Numbers option on the Device Configuration page. For this option to work, the item must be configured with an appropriate Serial Nos. or Lot Nos. defined.

Printing Item Labels

If you would like to print labels after a user has entered a quantity to output, you can enable the Auto Print on Output option on the Device Configuration page. This will send to the label report the output particulars (e.g., Item, lot/serial number, expiration date, quantity).

If this option is enabled, the Quantity dialog will include an additional field or number of labels to be printed, as shown in the screenshot below.

For most cases, the report to be printed must be configured in the Insight Works Report Selections page with the Item Label usage.

The software provides a sample report that can be used as a reference for printing item labels (e.g., report WMDM Item Barcode Label, ID: 23044511). If designing your own label report, review the internal structure of this report as it is designed to work in a variety of printing scenarios (e.g., Business Central, Item Inquiry, Receiving, and Output).


Capturing Scrap and Other Information

If additional information is required at time of output (e.g., Scrap, run/setup time, etc.), this information can be captured by utilizing the Quantity Extensions framework or custom menus.

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