Prevent Closing Operations out of order

Len,
There are several things I can think of off the top of my head that I would consider if I were you and not having all the details:
1. Backflush the first Operation? Doubt this would work since it sounds like a subcontract operation, but there is an option on operations to specify when a certain operation is completed it 'backflushes' all the prior operations. Probably not a good option for this scenario, but it's a good option to know about.
2. Shop Warnings - Under Job Management > Setup you will find Shop Warnings, these are predefined warnings, do a search and bring them all up. The first one is'A previous operation has not completed' Enabled all the Report Options and the Send Alert. Since the operation would be completed on PO receipt, not sure the error message will just popup, check and see, it might. If not then you can continue and configure the Alert to email an appropriate person immediately so it can be addressed right away: Open up "Alert Group" from Job Management > Setup. If you have never setup an Alert Group, create one and call it something like 'SubContract Jobs' and click save, now you can select which Shop Warning alerts (that have been enabled) belong to this group. Now the last step is to create the 'Person' to belong to the Alert Group that needs to be notified. 'Person' can also be found under Job Management > Setup. Here create a new 'person' set their name and email address and select the Alert Group you created previously 'SubContract Jobs.'
While that was a long ordeal to setup, that person should get an email when an operation is completed before the prior operation is completed and should be able to address the issue before it becomes an problem.
3. BPM - Not going to go into detail on how to do this - If you trace log the SubContract PO receipt process you should be able to identify the Method that is called and then create a BPM that could check for the previous operation to be complete and if it's not, stop the receipt and email someone. Never done this but it should be possible.

These are the only ways I can think of to address your problem.

-Rick Bird
IT Software Administrator
Rowmark, LLC.

--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "Len Hartka" <len.hartka@...> wrote:
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> Good Day:
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> RE: Prevent Closing Operations out of order.
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> We have a MOM with two Outplant operations and the material goes
> direct from the first to the second vendor.
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> If the second operation gets closed before the first, there is
> confusion, this happens because the first Vendor forgets to send us
> notice of shipment.
>
> Is there a way to prevent closing operations out of order?
>
> Or, do you have a work around.
>
>
>
> Len
> Leonard C. Hartka, IS Project Manager\ERP Specialist
> Sun Automation Group
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Good Day:

RE: Prevent Closing Operations out of order.

We have a MOM with two Outplant operations and the material goes
direct from the first to the second vendor.

If the second operation gets closed before the first, there is
confusion, this happens because the first Vendor forgets to send us
notice of shipment.

Is there a way to prevent closing operations out of order?

Or, do you have a work around.



Len
Leonard C. Hartka, IS Project Manager\ERP Specialist
Sun Automation Group
66 Loveton Circle
Sparks, Md. 21152
410-329-3560 ext. 120
410-329-3564 FAX
443-255-7192 Work Cell
len.hartka@...
<blocked::blocked::mailto:len.hartka@...>

www.Sunautomation.com <blocked::blocked::http://www.sunautomation.com/>



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