Manufacturing Order Processing

Manufacturing Order Processing (MOP) manages the transformation of planned manufacturing orders (MOs) into final products for disposition. It includes support for the entire production process, from when the order is created to its disposition.

MOP focuses on short-term activities like detail planning, material and resource allocation, and production. This also includes monitoring orders and resources for follow-up based on actual results and variances. MOP is designed to provide the tools to achieve high customer service, low working capital levels, and optimum utilization of resources.

Before you start

The process can be started when these prerequisites are met:

Follow these steps

This section describes the activities in this process.

  1. Order Review/Release

    and includes all the activities carried out before the planned order can be released. These are activities to:

    • Evaluate and check the order in regard to capacity, tools, material, lead times, etc.
    • Prepare the order to ensure the necessary information and documentation are created and correct.
    • Manage the order flow to minimize queue times and stoppages.
  2. Detail Production Planning

    covers all the activities involved in allocating resources to each requirement.

  3. Data Collection

    includes gathering the production information necessary for analyses, decision-making, and corrective measures when actual results vary from plan.

  4. Monitoring Production

    covers following up variances from the production plan and identifying the orders for which corrective measures are needed. This is done only for active orders, while information on closed orders is displayed in the production statistics.

  5. Control and Feedback

    is used to identify and correct any production problems that arise, either short-term or long-term.

  6. Order Disposition

    involves completing the order and transferring responsibility for the order to the next step in the process flow. This includes:

    • Closing the order and turning it over to inventory control
    • Updating on-hand balance and deleting the order from work-in-progress
    • Evaluating resource utilization
    • Identifying, evaluating and correcting any variances.
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