So if we have fulfillment workbench, I have not been able to get it to show anything. Either we don't have it, or we don't have it set up. (both of which are possible).
We've never been shown or told anything about releasing to a packing slip. I'll have to dig into that and figure out what that is, and if someone is doing something accidentally.
As far as legitimate allocations, no one in our company, so far, knows how to influence allocations on purpose. (including me and I've been the one to try to figure it out the most up to this point) We are operating on the assumption that if it's on the shelf that it's available, which is how they have done it forever and since we are a small enough company it works well enough for the most part. The computer is not going to stop anyone from putting on a truck anyways, but that's a whole other issue to deal with.
One step at a time.
Do you have the Fulfillment Workbench?
Sales Mgmt --> Order Mgmt --> general Ops --> FulFillment Workbench
If so, you can use that to see what is allocated - and unallocate.
Search for Parts or SOReleases
Also note materials can be "picked" or "reserved"
A material will stay on reservation
until packed and shipped
a pack slip is unpacked, the material will need to be â€œunreservedâ€ to release
it back for assignment to another sales order release
That's a great idea, I don't know why I didn't think to look through a query. Now that you say that for the move requests we would have the same thing going on. We are getting move requests for purchase to stock items that we don't need because they are simply receiving them to the correct place as they get received. I went into our test system which is duplicated form production and deleted all of the move requests. However the allocations are still there. This seems to be what happens in this case right?
We are on E-10. What is the DB conversion for the cleanup? Is is the database purge and summarize? From the purge/cleanup routines? I'll check the help files too.
Alright, that will be helpful. Do you have any idea how to get the system to stop automatically making material move requests on receipt?
When I've had orphans as you describe...
Sometimes closing the SO Rel and then reopening it will clear them.