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1937478 - WIP Clearing Generates Journal Entry to G/L Account Price Difference from Production Instead of Inventory


After you run WIP clearing, you notice that there is journal entry posted to G/L account of price difference from production instead of G/L account of inventory.


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Reproducing the Issue

After WIP clearing, you open the log and go to tab Processed Successfully and select the production lot, you found there is posting to G/L account of price difference from production instead of G/L account of inventory.


System works as designed.

WIP clearing does not lead to a revaluation of stock if no stock is available anymore for the material at the point of time of WIP clearing. The total produced quantity is issued to a sales order before execution of WIP clearing. Hence the delta on the WIP account is posted to price differences instead of posting it to inventory account.


To adjust the postings, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. Restart any production task for the production lot in work center Production Control.
  2. Execute WIP clearing for production lot, so system reverses the existing WIP clearing (technically it is neither a reversal nor cancelation of the postings, but the postings will be done with the status reversed; i.e the positive amount in original WIP clearing will be posted as negative amount in this new WIP clearing).
  3. Cancel the goods issue to sales order.
  4. Finish the restarted production task again. Please note that the finish date must fall into the same period of WIP clearing.
  5. Execute WIP clearing again for production lot. This WIP clearing will post to inventory account.
  6. Post goods issue to sales order.


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