Closing is the final stage in a works order’s life cycle. It should only be done when all costs are entered and posted, and there will be no more completions.
Closing an order is also a financial function, to confirm the cost of the built item and move the accumulated costs from Work In Progress into Stock.
A works order can only be closed if it is eligible for closure.
Reasons a Works Orders cannot be Closed
- The order status is not set to Completed.
- Components issued to the order have unconfirmed costs. This includes works orders for sub-assembly components which have not been closed.
- There are unposted Timesheets for the order.
- There are incomplete subcontract operations on the order.