Work order statuses
The status of a work order indicates its position in the processing cycle. The status determines which actions can be performed on the work order. For example, if the work order is approved, it has a status of APPR and the tasks can begin.
- The work order is waiting for approval. WAPPR is the default status for work orders that are created in the Work Order Tracking, Changes, Releases, and Activities applications.
- The work order is approved and the work can begin.
- The work order is waiting to be scheduled. WSCH is the default status for work orders that are created in the Preventive Maintenance application.
- Materials must arrive before the work can be performed.
- The work can be performed only when the condition of the plant is suitable. For example, certain work might require that the plant is shut down.
- The work is in progress. INPRG is the default status for work orders that are created in the Quick Reporting application.
- The physical work is completed.
- The work order is closed. Inventory reservations for items that were not used for the work listed on the work order are removed, and the work order becomes a history record.
- The work order is canceled. You cannot cancel a work order if the work is already in progress or if actuals are already reported.
- The work order was edited in history.
Effects of changing work order statuses
Work orders can be controlled by a workflow process, which can lead to automatic status changes.
Child work orders can inherit status changes from their parent. Inheritance of status changes is controlled by the Inherit Status Changes check box.
If you are using process flow control, you can ensure that the status is inherited from the parent work order to the child work order. To allow status inheritance, you must activate the mxe.app.wo.flowControlStatusInheritance setting in the System Properties application. Two statuses can never be inherited with process flow control; the Flow Start and Flow Complete statuses. Flow Start and Flow Complete are INPRG and COMP, by default. You can change the default status settings in the Organizations application, by selecting and specifying values for the start status and the complete status.
The following table shows the effects of changing the status of a work order.
|Change to status||Effects|
|INPRG (In Progress)||
Allowed changes to work order statuses
The following table shows the possible changes to the status of a standard work order. However, process flow control can restrict which status changes are possible.
|Status||New status options|