14. Production Order Consumption

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14. Production Order Consumption

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The “Consumption” application allows users to record Consumption against Production Orders.

Core features of this application include:

  • Lookup Lists for Production Orders
    • Broken down by Item Tracking if required
  • Recording consumption against specific produced Lot/Serial numbers
  • Options around BOM enforcement
  • Posting

You can access the Consumption application from the Home screen by clicking the “Consumption” link.


When launched the Consumption Lookup List page will be displayed.

Consumption 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 Consumption 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
Configuration: The Lookup List can be grouped by Lot/Serial number by setting the Device Configuration option “List Per Tracking Line” to true.

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 in NAV.

Extensibility: To further enhance or change the Lookup List logic you will need to override event “PRODUCTION::GetDocumentList” (ID: 40006) to implement the required logic. The lookup list event is also used for Production Output so care should be taken when modifying.

Consumption Lookup List Columns

The Consumption 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.

Consumption BOM Document

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

Consumption BOM
Callout ID Description

The available menu options:

  • Close
  • Post
  • Enter Bin
  • Enter Item
  • Show Usage
  • Item Inquiry
  • Bin Inquiry
2 Production Order number and related header information
3 The Production Order Component Lines (BOM)
4 Component Line additional details
5 Status bar indicating status messages or instructions
Extensibility: You may modify the columns shown by modifying the Device Columns for the event “PRODUCTION::GetBOM” (ID: 40005).

Consuming Items

The standard process flow should be used when consuming Items:

  • Scan the Bin to ship from
  • Scan the Item to ship
  • Enter the quantity consumed and Item Tracking Information (if required)

See General Document Handling for more information.

The Scan Behaviors page in NAV can also be further configured to control aspects of this process as well. For instance, it is possible to configure it such that a quantity dialog does not ever appear but instead increments the count by one, or to change the default quantity or unit of measure to consume.

For more information about the Scan Behaviors consult the NAV Help.

Note: Consumption entries are recorded in the Consumption Entry table temporarily and can be transferred to an appropriate journal at a later time or when Posted.


The following menus are available by default for Consumption. Menus may be added or removed as required from the Device Menus page in NAV under the “Application” Form with a selection of “PROD_CONS_BOM” for the Application.

Close (Menu)

Closes the Production Order and brings the user back to the Lookup List page.

Post (Menu)

Posts the recorded consumption. Users will be prompted to confirm that the post should occur.


After posting of the consumption is complete the page will be closed, and the user brought back to the Lookup List page.

Configuration: Users may only Post if the “Allow Post” option is enabled in the Device Configuration card in NAV. If posting is not enabled the consumption entries will need to be copied/posted in NAV. See Transferring Consumption Entries for more information.

Change Quantity (Menu)

Launches the Quantity dialog for the selected line.

Enter Bin (Menu)

This option is hidden by default but can be made visible via the Device Menus page in NAV.

Users will be prompted to type in the Bin that they wish to simulate scanning.

This option can be useful if Bin labels have become damaged or are inaccessible.

Note: It is usually more advisable to open the Bin Inquiry module (see menu options) and reprint the label.

Enter Item (Menu)

This option his hidden by default but can be made visible via the Device Menus page in NAV.

Users will be prompted to type in the Item that they wish to simulate scanning.

This option can be useful if Item labels have become damaged or are no longer readable.

Show Usage (Menu)

Opens the Consumption Usage page. Users will be able to modify/delete recorded consumption entries.

Consumption Usage
Note: Consumption cannot be recorded on this screen and must be done on the Consumption BOM page.

Item Inquiry (Menu)

Launches the Item Inquiry management screen pre-filtered to the selected line.

Bin Inquiry (Menu)

Launches the Bin Inquiry management screen pre-filtered to the active Bin.

Transferring Consumption Entries

After the devices have recorded consumption against a Production Order the entries will appear in on the “Consumption Entries” page in NAV. From this page, the consumption entries can then be transferred to the Consumption Journal for processing/posting after reviewing or when appropriate.

Consumption Entries

The entries contain all the information captured at time of scanning but can be modified as needed prior to sending to the appropriate consumption journal. When transferred the consumption entries will be added to the Batch Name specified on the entry line.

To transfer/post the consumption entries the following steps should be taken:

  • Press the “Transfer Consumption” menu button

Transfer Consumption

  • In the report dialog specify any filters for lines you may want to transfer (certain production orders, specific user entries, etc.). Leave blank to transfer all entries.
Transfer Consumption Entries

When done open the appropriate Consumption Journal Batch and “Post” the entries.

Common Configurations and Requests

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

Further information may be obtained from the NAV Help and Support Portal.

BOM Enforcement

The allowed consumption can be validated against the BOM in a variety of ways by setting the “Enforce BOM” option on the Device Configuration page in NAV.

The available options are:

  • No Enforcement
    • Users will be allowed to record consumption for any item and any amount of quantity regardless of the BOM. This is the default option.
  • Enforce Item
    • Users will be allowed to over consume any item currently on the BOM. Items not on the BOM will not be allowed to be consumed.
  • Enforce Quantity
    • Users will not be allowed to over consume Items. Items not on the BOM will not be allowed to be consumed.

Consuming License Plates

It is not currently possible to consume a License Plate. However, a custom menu could be created, and appropriate logic implemented in order to achieve this, depending on requirements. Contact Customer Support for more information.

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