Note: The functions documented here are for use in ATO environments only.
Once you have entered and scheduled a sales order for an assemble-to-order model, Bills of Material automatically defines a new, unique configuration item complete with a bill of material and routing (based on the model bill and routing) that you can manufacture to fulfill the sales order. When Bills of Material creates a configuration item for a sales order, it links the new configuration item to the sales order such that Order Entry ships the new item to fulfill the order.
Once a configuration item has been linked to a sales order, you can open a Final Assembly Order to build the configuration. Work in Process lets you reserve discrete jobs to sales orders manually, or you can use the AutoCreate Final Assembly Orders concurrent program to automatically open and reserve a work in process discrete job for each configuration sales order.