how to adding new operation and trigger PR
I am seeking an opinion and recommendation:
We have a process flow where we need to create a purchase order when we reach a specific operation in the routing. This purchase order is send to a external vendor that gets information to arrive to the factory and finsh an operation.
The routing consist of 4 operations:
020 - testing,
030 - machine polish(triggers the PO to the vendor when operation 20 is confirmed),
040 - packing and the milestone.
Normally the routing only consist of 3 steps - assembly, packing and testing. but for these special machines we add the extra operation to have the machine cleaned. We need to have a solution for how the new operation can be added to the routing and in the same time trigger a Purchase requistion.
You need to use external processing functionality. In operation 30, you need to use the external processing control key (typically PP02). You'd also need to maintain purchasing data such info record, etc in this operation. Once this set up is made, upon production order save, an external processing purchase requisition will be created (with account assignment 'F').