KB 860569 - Explanation of the Manufacturing Order Variance window

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Explanation of the Manufacturing Order Variance Window

The Manufacturing Order Variance Window (Inquiry - Manufacturing - Manufacturing Order - MO Variance) will show the production variance for a particular manufacturing order. This window should not be used to tie out the WIPaccount balance inthe General Ledger.

Below is a breakdown of how the columns in the MO Variance window are calculated:

Estimated column

a. Populated when the MO is created and the picklist is built.

b. Values are pulled from the BOMand Routing used tocreate theManufacturingOrder (MO).

c. Not populated when changes are made to the picklist.

d. Will be recalculated based on the total quantity received when the MO is closed.


a. Populated when data collectionis posted.

b. Populated when issue transactions are posted from Component Transaction Entry.

c. Populated with back-flush transactions are postedduringthe MO receipt.

d. This column represents the dollar value put IN WIP for a MO.

Actual column

a. Populatedwhen a MO Receipt is posted.

b. This is value removed from WIP as a result of receiving a finished good.

Variance column

a. Calculated as Actual column less Estimated column.

b. This is a production variance, NOT a cost variance.

This article was TechKnowledge Document ID:31742

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