About production order status

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

Manufactured items move through the production process sequentially. The sequence starts when a production order is created and ends when the product is ready for shipment. In Microsoft Dynamics AX, each sequential step is associated with a specific status. The status reflects where the item is in the production life cycle.

You can monitor the activities in each step of the production and move the production to the next status when you are ready. If you omit intervening steps when you change the status, the system automatically runs the necessary missed steps for you.

Overview of production order statuses

  • Create – Status of the production order when it is created.

  • Estimate – Status of the production order after you run a material and cost estimation.

  • Scheduled – Status after you run operation or job scheduling.

  • Release – Status when the production order is scheduled and has been released to production.

  • Start – Status of the production order when production starts.

  • Report as finished – Status of the production order when production is finished and ready for final action.

  • End – Status of the production order after final costs have been applied, the item is complete, and the order is no longer active.


You can change information about production orders up to and including those with Start status. However, if the changes affect cost estimates or scheduling, you must run Estimation and scheduling again to update the information.

See also

About reversing production order status

About the production process