# Work Order Entry (WO.E)
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The WO.E procedure is used to enter new work orders into the system and to change existing work orders. The procedure consists of eight screens. The first tab contains the information which describes what is to be built, how many, and what the start and completion dates are to be. The second contains the routing to be used in processing the order and the start and end dates for each operation. This work order specific routing need only be changed as required. All other screens are included for reference and to help determine the status of the work order. For example, the materials tab will display the materials issued to the job, even if the issue was done via IT.E and not PICKER.E2 . Other screens display the history of labor and shop transactions for the work order. The final tab contains the part images that were defined in the PARTS.E procedure.
The work order may be entered with one of four different initial status codes which may be changed with this same procedure to one of the other codes when appropriate. The primary effect of the different codes is to change the way in which demand for the work order components is determined by the MRP process. Setting the status to "N" (new) merely sets up the work order with component demand driven based on the engineering bill of material. Setting the status to "O" (open) causes a work order bill of material to be created which may be changed with the WOBOM.E procedure. In this case the component demand is driven based on the work order specific bill of material rather than the engineering bill of material. The third status is "R" (released) and will cause a picking list to be created based upon the work order bill of material if present, or the engineering bill of material if it is not. The fourth status is "P" (pulled) and is normally set automatically by the system when the picking list is processed. However, it may be set manually to this status if no materials are to be pulled through the normal picking process.
Work orders may be created using planned orders, master schedule items, and independent demand items. Upon entering the part number, WO.E will check if any demand exists, and will display a selection list of items. If an item is chosen, then the WO information will be defaulted from the demand item. More than one item may be chosen. Upon saving the WO, the WO will be tied to the demand item(s).
Work orders may be deleted up until the time they are pulled (status = "P"). The status may be set to closed "C" at any time.
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