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3219155 - Error appears "Releasing the production order failed", "Logistics area does not exist" while trying to release In-Preparation Production Order


You are trying to release In-Prepration Production Order KLM, System triggers an error message*KLM refers to Production Order id

Releasing the production order failed
-----> Logistics area does not exist


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Production Control Work Center
  2. Go to By Order Header View
  3. Search for KLM
  4. Click Release
  5. System triggers error message


Absence of Fixed Supply Area and Fixed Output Area for Production Supply and Output Details on Resources tab of Logistics Area is causing the issue.

How to find out which Logistics Area caused the issue

  1. Select relevant Production Model
  2. Click Edit
  3. Navigate to Bill of Operations tab and sub-tab BoO structure
  4. You will see Main Resource ID
  5. Double-click resource id and click View All
  6. Navigate to General tab
  7. Under Resource Location Data you will find the Logistics Area


You will have to maintain Logistics Area for  Fixed Supply Area and Logistics Area for Fixed Output Area

Fixed Supply Area is the Logistics Area for which your input products are sourced from

Fixed Output Area is the Logistics Area where you are informing the system upon producing Output Product you want the system to store or reside produced Output product on this Logistics Area

  1. Go to Supply Chain Design Master Data Work Center
  2. Navigate to Locations
  3. Select relevant Location or Planning Area and select on Edit Layout
  4. Search and Select relevant Logistics Area
  5. Navigate to sub-tab resources tab, Maintain Fixed Supply Area and Maintain Fixed Output Area
  6. Save the changes


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