How to perform Shortage control and to print Shortage lists

Releasing Production Orders
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Presenter: Sune Lohse, Chief Strategy Officer

How do you use the shortage list in Business Central?

When you release a production order, you might want to check the shortage list first to check that everything is in inventory so you can start the production order. Normally, you would do that from a firm planned production order or maybe even a release production order, but I think it’s often a good thing to actually check the production order before releasing it and only releasing it if it’s possible.

This is what happens in the video

In this scenario though, I will take a release production order and show it from that one.

So on my release production order and the firm planned production order, I have a functionality called shortage list.

And if I run the shortage as a report, it will display my items in quantity on hand and my remaining quantity meaning the demand quantities.

In this case, I need of item 1300, 200 pieces and I have a 180 on stock meaning I’m lacking 82.

So this is my shortage list, and normally they should go to zero before starting the production order that would be the most common thing.