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Differrence Between Process Order & Production Order

What is differrence between Process Order & Production order apart from that process order is used in process industry & other one in discrete mfg ??

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    Posted on Oct 17, 2006 at 02:05 PM


    there isn't really any difference. The main difference is in master data: Routing vs. Recipe.

    as you have mentioned, prodn. orders are used for discrete, repetitive & virtual mfg scenarios whereas process orders are used for process industries (chemicals, pharmaceuticals etc.,) where the prodn. is non-stop.

    You can use production order or process order for the same scenario even when you are in a process industry. It is your decision to use either one, but you have to know that process order is more appropriate when you have more machine integrations and interfaces. Process order, as well, requires more master data than production order since you are clubbing both BOM & Routing in the master recipe.

    also Process Order can handle batch management and joint production scenario in a better way in comparison to the production order. Also in process order you can maintain the inprocess instructions and special control paramters for production via the process instruction key and control recipe which is not there in a prodcution order.

    hope it helps



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