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 Process Order

Definition

Manufacturing order used in process industries.

Use

Process orders are used for the production of materials or for rendering of services in a specific quantity on a specific date. They enable the planning of resources, control of process order management, and specify the rules for account assignment and order settlement.

Structure

A process order consists of operations, each of which is carried out at a primary resource. An operation is subdivided into phases.

A phase is an independent process step that contains the detailed description of a part of the entire manufacturing process. Phases are carried out at the primary resource of their superior operation.

The way phases are related to each other specifies the sequence of the manufacturing process. Phase relationships can be sequential, parallel, or overlapping.

Several materials required for the execution of a specific process step can be planned for an operation or phase.

A phase contains standard values for activities. These values serve to calculate dates, capacity requirements, and costs.

Several secondary resources can be planned for operations and phases in addition to the primary resource.

A phase contains a number of process instructions that convey information relevant to process control.

Integration

A process order can be based on a master recipe .

A process order can be created from a planned order.

During order processing, the process instructions of a phase are transferred to the control recipe destination that requires the information for process control.

An inspection lot for inspection during production can be created when a process order is released.