Work Orders are a great way to utilize Dispatches for planned work. There's a project you'd really like to get knocked out, but it's not an emergency. You find out what people, tools, etc. will be required. You've found a time when that Line in that Area isn't scheduled to run, so the Line will be available. Super! Let's get that Work Order created!
From Work Orders, you click 'Add New', either by selecting + New Work Order from the green +New_Dispatch drop down or from Add New + located on the right hand side of the Work Orders toolbar.
You're ready to get going. But, wait a second. Where's the Area? Oh, there it is. Or there it isn't. Stay tuned. Okay, you found the Area. Where's the Line? What's going on?
If you can't locate the Area and/or Line you're looking for, make sure you've made creating Work Orders possible in those Area(s) and Line(s). Do this by checking the Enable Work Orders box for all Areas and Lines where you want to be able to create Work Orders. These check-boxes are located in the Area and Line setup detail pages.
Work Order away!