Work Order Plus Questions and Answers

Q - What is the difference between the three types of work orders that are mentioned in the documentation?  What are the ability/ benefits to use different types at the same time?
  • Plus Work Order
  • Material Work Order
  • Legacy Work Order
A - Here is the difference between the three type of work orders:
  • Legacy Work Order - Standard bill of material is used. Material is allocated at the time the work order is created and back flushed when the work order production is reported and posted.
  • Material Work Order - It captures the standard bill of materials and allows it to be modified on a work order by work order basis.  It also allows users to report the actual materials being used at the time of reporting production.
  • Plus Work Order - It is Material Work Order + Routing. It allows you to collect real time material and operation (labor) costs. Ideally, it will replace the legacy Shop Floor Control (SFC) and Job Costing (JC) module. Since it collects real time production data, including materials and labor, it is a better solution than Labor Performance (LP). Real time labor analysis is available through various screens and reports.  It has a separate routing file maintenance, which replaces the Standard Product Routing (SPR) module. A separate cost master file replaces Standard Product Costing (SPC).  The Plus Work Order will replace all legacy modules other than the Material Requirement Planning (MRP) and Master Scheduling (MS).  MPR is implemented through the Available to Promise (ATP) feature in Elliott.  MS is implemented through the forecasting function in the COP module.
In short, if you don't need to collect labor data, then the Material Work Order is easier to use than the Plus Work Order.  On the other hand, if you do need to collect labor data, then you should implement the Plus Work Order. Generally speaking, there's not much reason to continue using the Legacy Work Order since the Material Work Order is a super set of the Legacy Work Order.

Q - How do we “flip the switch” and turn on WO+ in the production environment? Is it possible to begin setting up routings in the module before it goes live or does it all have to be done at once?

  • Essentially what comes first, the chicken or the egg? How do we create the new structure without losing data integrity of the current system…?
  • Is there a conversion tool that can convert routings (primary and/or secondary) from shop floor control to Work Order Plus?
A - WO+ can be set up without shutting down the MFG module (SFC, SPR, MRP, MS, etc.); essentially both WO+ and the current MFG module can be run at same time.

  • Product Structure – Share the same database, no need to change or create anything new.
  • Department, Work Center, Labor Grade, Operator, Operation ID – These need to be set up in the Work Order Plus new database.
  • Routing file --- You can either create a new one or convert from the existing Routing in the SPR module. Work Order Plus supports routing with the Operation ID concept. You can use Operation ID as a basis to build up routing used by the Work Order Plus. This will make updating routing easier in the future by updating the Operation ID instead of routing by routing. The Operation ID concept does not exist in SPR.  On the other hand, if you don't want to create these routings manually, Elliott does provide an export utility to retrieve existing routing file data in SPR and importing it into a CSV format. Then you can import the same CSV file to BOMP to create the routing needed for Work Order Plus. All “Notes” in SPR Routing will be converted to Elliott standard Note records that associate to the BOMP Routing file.

Q - Can Shop Floor Control and WO+ be run in the same production environment or does installation of WO+ require removal/conversion of all current orders?

A - Yes, SFC and WO+ can be run in the same production environment. You can convert part of your production (like by product line) to WO+ as a trial run before committing fully. 

Q - Are there any changes to licensing that we need to be aware of as we move to WO+?

A - Work Order Plus is included in the standard Elliott package so there's no additional licensing cost to use it.  However, to streamline your operations, you are encouraged to collect real time production data through bar code scanning inside the Work Order Plus production time clock system.  Multiple operators can share the same time clock system. However, distance is an important factor to consider for convenience sake. Depending on how many production time clocks you want to add to your environment, this may increase your Elliott user license count requirements.  If you choose to manually enter production data for Plus Work Order like SFC, then there is no additional licensing cost. 


Bill of Material / Work Order Plus

  1. BM0000 Bill of Material Package Overview
  2. What Is Work Order Plus And Where Can I Find The Documentation
  3. Work Order Plus Questions and Answers
  4. How to Reverse Plus Work Order Production Entries
  5. Planning Lead Time by Calendar Days or Work Days?
  6. How to See Cost in BOMP Plus Work Order Production History Report
  7. How to Close Plus Work Order
  8. Why I Received "Nothing In Range" with Plus Work Order Printing
  9. Receive "Trx Not Complete" on BOMP Production Edit List/Journal
  10. Feature - Trap Bad Date/Timestamp on Time Clock
  11. Feature - Enhanced Production Routing File Bill of Material Screen
  12. Print Plus Work Order Menu Option Is Missing
  13. Feature - Item Last Received Date to Include BOMP Production Activity
  14. BM01S1 Bill of Material Audit Trail Report
  15. BM23S1 Bill of Material Set Component Activity Flags
  16. BM24S1 Bill of Material Resequence Component Items
  17. BM26S1A Bill of Material Copy COP Orders into BOMP
  18. BM27S1 Bill of Material Purge Complete Production Orders
  19. BM29S1 Bill of Material Post Engineering Changes
  20. BM30S1 Bill of Material Engineering Change History Report
  21. BM32S1 Bill of Material Job Distribution History Report
  22. BM33S1 Bill of Material Option Item Where-Used Report
  23. BM0100 Bill of Material Product Structure File Maintenance
  24. BM0200 Bill of Material Single Level Bill of Material Inquiry
  25. BM0300 Bill of Material Indented Bill of Material Inquiry
  26. BM0400 Bill of Material Single Level Where-Used Inquiry
  27. BM0500 Bill of Material Single Level Bill of Material
  28. BM0600 Bill of Material Indented Bill of Material Report
  29. BM0700 Bill of Material Single Level Where-Used Report
  30. Feature - BOMP Integrity Check Utility
  31. BM0800 Bill of Material End Item Where-Used Report
  32. BM0900 Bill of Material Summarized Bill of Material Report
  33. BM1000 Bill of Material Print Costed Bill of Material
  34. BM1100 Bill of Material Gross Requirements Report
  35. BM1200 Bill of Material Print Picking List by Bill
  36. BM1300 Bill of Material BOMP Setup
  37. BM1400S1 Bill of Material Reset Low Level Codes
  38. BM1501 Bill of Material Feature/Option Configuration Maintenance
  39. BM1601 Bill of Material Feature/Option Configuration Inquiry
  40. BM1700 Bill of Material Production Order Entry
  41. BM1800 Bill of Material Production Transaction Processing
  42. BM1900 Bill of Material Post Production Transactions
  43. BM2000 Bill of Material Print Production Work Orders
  44. BM2101 Bill of Material Job Code File Maintenance
  45. BM2201 Bill of Material Issue Serial/Lot Component Item
  46. BM2801 Bill of Material Engineering Change Processing
  47. BM3100 Bill of Material Production Transaction History Report
  48. BMDPTMNT Bill of Material Department Maintenance
  49. BMDISCN Bill of Material B/M Distribution Report
  50. BMDPTIME Bill of Material Department Time Clock
  51. BMINQMNU Bill of Material Work Order Inquiry
  52. BMITMVRS Bill of Material Production Cost Variance Report
  53. BMLABMNT Bill of Material Labor Grade
  54. BMOIDMNT Bill of Material Operation ID
  55. BMPRDANL Bill of Material Labor Performance Report
  56. BMRTGMNU Bill of Material Production Routing
  57. BMSCHSCN Bill of Material Production Schedule Report
  58. BMSPCMNT Bill of Material Special Operation
  59. BMWCMNT Bill of Material Work Center Maintenance
  60. BMWCTIME Bill of Material Work Center Time Clock
  61. BMWIPSCN Bill of Material WIP Report
  62. BMWOPROD Bill of Material Work Order Production
  63. BMWORSCN Bill of Material Production History Report for WO+
  64. Feature - Option to Control if Item Last Received Date Is Updated from BOMP
  65. I Can Not Delete Some BOMP Work Orders
  66. Feature - BOMP Work Order Entry - F3=Copy COP Ord Function Improvement
  67. Feature - BOMP Plus WO Inquiry Detail Screen to Display Avg Dir Labor Time in HH:MM:SS Format
  68. Feature - Gross Requirements Report Item/Qty CSV Import
  69. Feature - Gross Requirements Report COP Order Import
  70. Feature - Component Qty Calculation Options In F3 Copy Function in BOMP WO Entry
  71. Plus Work Order Transaction Can't Post
  72. Feature - Production Routing File Maintenance - Show Material Cost for Std, Avg, and Last Cost
  73. Some Users Do Not Have Right for F3=Detail or F5=Order Prod Option in Plus Work Order Inquiry
  74. Feature - Print Kit Parent on Work Order
  75. Feature - Transfer Batch on Material Work Order Inquiry Screen
  76. Feature - Print User Name and Transfer Batch Status on Work Order
  77. Feature - Show “Active” Operators in Operator File Inquiry
  78. Feature - Transfer Batch on Plus Work Order Inquiry Screen
  79. Feature - Ability to Start a Material Work Order
  80. Feature - Drill Down to Where Used from Stock Status Inquiry Screen
  81. Feature - Allow User to Choose Time Format on Plus Work Order Traveler (BM20P3T)

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