Subcontracting Options

Open: Cim200 Works Orders > Utilities > System Set Up > Maintain Works Order Settings | General
Open: Cim200 Works Orders > Utilities > System Set Up > View Works Order Settings | General

Use these settings to choose how to process and manage Works Orders.

Note: The View Works Order Settings option allows you to view the settings but not amend them.

Select from the following settings:

 

Next Despatch Note Number

When despatching something to a subcontractor as part of a subcontract operation, each despatch is assigned an automatically generated number.

The next despatch note number is displayed here but can be changed.

 

Subcontract Note Padding

Set the number of digits to use when generating despatch note numbers and GRN numbers for despatches and receipts against subcontract operations.

This setting works with the Next Despatch Note Number and Next GRN Number to determine the numbers used for each.

If the next number is less digits than the padding length, the number will be padded with leading zeroes. For example, if the Next GRN Number is 124 and the Subcontract Note Padding is 6 then the next generated number will be 000124, then 000125, 000126, etc.

 

Next GRN Number

When receiving products back from a subcontractor as part of a subcontract operation, each receipt is assigned an automatically generated number.

The next number is displayed here but can be changed.

 

Subcontract PO Date

When Purchase Orders are created from the Works Orders module for subcontract operations, the Document Date of the order can be one of two options.

  1. Selecting Today’s Date sets each order date to the day the order is created.
  2. Selecting Operation Start Date Less Lead Time calculates each order date from the Works Order operation, to indicate when the order should be placed on the supplier so that their work is completed just in time for when it is needed.

Note: Placing an order on the supplier according to Operation Start Date Less Lead Time should be done with caution as it assumes the supplier can start work immediately. Many suppliers will have an order book which prevents this from happening, so orders must often be placed earlier than this date.