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E1: 30: 31: Outside Operations Setup, Execution and Accounting (P3103/R31410/R31802A/P4310/P4312) (Doc ID 627264.1)

Last updated on MARCH 01, 2024

Applies to:

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Configurator - Version XE and later
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Procurement and Subcontract Management - Version XE and later
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Inventory Management - Version XE and later
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Warehouse Management - Version XE and later
JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Requirements Planning - Version XE and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.



Outside Operation processing is used to account for a service performed on an item on a work order.  The outside operation purchase order is not created for a part, but it is created for 'services' provided by an 'outside' company to complete an operation step in the work order routing. There is no stock movement, or stocking of an outside operation item.  Common terms describing this functionality include subcontract, sub contractor, *op, P3103.

Outside operations are only created when associated with a work order.  Purchased items are not considered.  If users require services to be performed against purchased items, JDE recommends using the work order as a method to withdraw raw material from stock, to send to the supplier, and allow the routing to create the purchase order on the service provided.

The outside operation PO number is displayed on the Work Order Routing line in Related Order column and the document type is displayed in PO Type column. The PO Number is stored in the Work Order Routing table (F3112) Related Order field (RORN).

Specific Programs Used for Outside Operations

This document covers the required setup, process steps and accounting process for successful outside operation execution.

Reference other Outside Operation documents:


This document is for all users setting up and using the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Shop Floor Control outside operation functionality, including PO Receipt and processing.


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In this Document
 Specific Programs Used for Outside Operations
 Item Master (P4101/F4101)
 Item Branch (P4102/F4102)
 Work Center (P3006/F30006)
 Routing Master (P3003/F3003)
 Using Different Document Types for Purchase Orders
 Set up for Approval Routings
 Processing Option Setup
 Standard Cost Simulation (R30812)
 Work Order Entry and Execution
 Work Order Master (P48013/F4801)
 Interactively Creating Purchase Order
 Generate and Print Work Orders/Order Processing (R31410)
 Multiple Routing Outside Operations or Sourcing
 Purchase Orders (P4310) and Receipts (P4312)
 Cancelling a Outside Operation Purchase Order
 Purchase Order Consolidation
 Receipts by Purchase Order (G43A11 / P4312)
 Receipt Routing and Outside Operations
 Manufacturing Accounting
 Manufacturing WIP Journal Entries - (R31802A)

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