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WS: 30/31: Outside Operations Overview, Setup, Execution and Accounting (Doc ID 647965.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2024

Applies to:

JD Edwards World Shop Floor Management - Version A7.3 cume 4 and later
JD Edwards World Product Data Management - Version A7.3 cume 4 and later
JD Edwards World Procurement - Version A7.3 cume 4 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, Routing Quantities and Status Window (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).

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


Any user that is involved with the outside operation process benefits from this information.


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In this Document
 Outside Operations Setup
 Item Master (P4101)
 Item Branch Plant (P4102) for Parent Item
 Fields to be added to the Outside Operation Item
 Stocking Type
 Line Type
 Inventory Cost Level
 Work Center (P30006)
 Standard Routing (P3003)
 Super Backflush and Last Operation
 UDC Table 30/CA
 Purchasing and Standard Manufacturing Costs
 Simulate Rollup (P30820)
 Frozen Cost Update (P30835)
 Outside Operation Execution
 Order Processing in batch mode (P31410) or Interactive Attach (P3112)
 Write Purchase Order (P3420)
 Purchase Order Consolidation for Outside Processed Items
 Outside Operations Receipt (Receipts by PO- P4312 & Routing Quantity and Status-P3103)
 Outside Operations Reversal
 Receipt Routing for Outside Processing
 Outside Operations Accounting
 Manufacturing Accounting Completions (P31802)
 Outside Operations Purchase Order Generation Types
 P43560 - PO/Receipt/Voucher Summary
 P43260 - PO/Receipt/Voucher Inquiry
 BUGs & SARs
 Cost Simulation (P30820)
 Routing Quantity and Status  (P3103)
 Completions-Work in Process  (P31802)

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