Maintain planned orders

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

You can manage planned orders from the Planned production orders, Planned purchase orders, and Planned transfer forms.

You can use the Status field to help track your progress. The following options are available:

  • When master scheduling generates planned orders, the planned orders have a status of Unprocessed.

  • When you select not to firm a planned order, you can give it a status of Completed.

  • When you firm a planned order, you can give it a status of Approved. This indicates that you approve firming the planned order, but it is not firmed yet.


An approved planned order is transferred in its current state to the next master schedule calculation.

You can firm planned orders by clicking Firm. You can firm the following planned orders:

  • The planned order that is selected on the Overview tab.

  • Multiple planned orders. Select multiple planned orders to firm.

  • Planned orders that are generated by an explosion from the Explosion form. Click Planned orders, select the planned order, and then click Firm.

When a planned order is firmed, it is moved to the orders section of the relevant module.


You can right-click a planned order that has a particular status and filter for other planned orders that have the same status. This is useful, for example, if you want to filter for all planned orders that have a status of Approved, and then firm them.

Analyzing a planned order

When a planned order is exploded, details about the outcome are displayed on the Explanation tab in the Explosion form. This requires that tracing is enabled. For more information, see About using tracing for master plans.

See also

Explosion (form)