Once a production order has been created it can go through several steps before it gets built and received to inventory. Click on the add or edit icon to open a production order.


Save – Saves the production order.

Save/Close – Saves and closes the production order.

Save/Create New – Saves and creates a new production order

Delete – Deletes production order.

Print – Prints Production Order.

Build – Builds Production Order to receive the finished product using the total component cost, and relieves the components from inventory.

Requisition – Requisition shortages for Production Order.

Next Phase – Pushes the production order in the next phase in the sequence.

Add To Calendar – Adding a note or date to the Production Order – for more details click on the link Calendar

Navigation – Moves from order to order in the sale order that the list is in.

Communications – Any number of notes can be added.

Phase – What phase the production order is currently in.

User Defined – User defined fields can be added to the production order to track info that Spire does not have by default.

Build No – The number assigned to this production order coming from the next number in the sequence taken from Company Setting/Sequence/Production.

Sales Order – The sales order number that this production order is from. This can be manually entered or come from sales order requisitions.

Phase – What phase the production order is currently in.

Customer – The customer that this production order is for. It can be added manually or it can come from sales orders when a user requisitions a manufactured item.

Order Date – The date the order was added.

Required. Date – The date that is required fore this production order to be completed. This date is either added manually or will come from the required date of a sales order requisition.

Phase Date – The date that this production order was moved into its current phase

Status – The status of the production order.

Reference No – A reference number that gets manually entered.

Priority – Users can set a priority so that they can sort by this to see the most important ones, or derive a report based on priority.

Customer PO – The customers purchase order number.

Detail Menu

Add – Adds a component or sub-assembly line.

Delete Deletes a component or sub-assembly line.

Sub Assemblies – Allows the user to toggle sub-assemblies on or off and to expand all available sub-assemblies.

Open Inventory – This allows the user to select an item on the production order and click the “Open Inventory” button. This puts the user into full view/edit of that item, to be able to see historical information or open info and to edit if that is required.

Serial Numbers – Used to select serial or lot numbers of the components.

Switch to Alternate – If an item is short as indicated by a red or yellow dot, clicking this button on a detail line will switch the item for its alternative as set in inventory edit.

Show UDF – Shows the user defined fields for the details of a production order. Used to track extra info not normally in Spire. (Note- a license for Spire UDF is required)

Pull From Template – Used to pull the components onto the production order from the template indicated on the top assembly item.

Push To Template – Pushes changes on this production order back to the template from which this order was derived.

Commit Item – Commits the components in inventory for the selected line of the order.

Open Source – Opens the related sales order that requisitioned the inventory item for production.


Inventory – The item being built on the top, and the components and sub-assemblies beneath it.

Description – The description of the items.

Quantity – The quantity of the finished item on top and the quantities of components and sub-assemblies that will be consumed beneath it.

Built Qty – The quantity of the top item that have been built so far and quantity of components and sub-assemblies that have been consumed so far.

Remaining Qty – How many are still left to build and consume.

Extended Qty – Extended quantity of components calculated by the total to be built times the quantity of the component.

Unit Cost – The cost of the top item is the sum of the components cost, The component cost comes from the inventory cost.

UOM – The unit of measure being built and consumed.

Conv. Factor – The conversion factor for the unit of measure.

Inv. Usage – The inventory usage is calculated by (quantity being built) X (Component quantity) X (UOM conversion factor).

Lead – The lead time from the supplier.

Vendor No – The vendor the component is usually purchased from.

Category – The category for the top and components. This is just used for reporting.

Exp. Yield% – The expected yield for this top item.

Exp. Scrap% – The expected scrap for this component.

Exp. Scrap Qty – The expected scrap quantity for this component.

Act. Scrap Qty – The actual scrap quantity for this component. This is usually edited just before building the production order.

Assemble Qty – The quantity to assemble based on yield.

Assembled Qty – The top item quantity that was built based on yield.

Date – The date the line was committed.

Employee – The employee code can be added manually to indicate who was responsible. (Canada Only)

Employee Name – The employee name selected above.

Requisition Type – If this production order was created from a requisition, it will indicate ‘Inventory’ if it was requisitioned from the inventory list, or Sales Order’ if it came from a sales order’

Requisition No – The purchase order or sales order the requisition came from.

Extended Cost – Extended cost for this production order list

Template – The template from which this order came from. If blank it was created manually as a custom order.

Revision – The revision number of the template.

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