When you release a production order, it leaves the front office (where it is estimated and scheduled) and is released to the shop floor. The production order status changes to . At this point you can take the following actions:

  • Print route cards, route jobs, and job cards.

  • Start the pre-production setup and machine changeover without starting the production process.

  • Stop a production if it is necessary, before it incurs excessive loss of time or money.

Note Note

Route jobs and job cards cannot be printed if the job scheduling process is incomplete.

Route cards

A route card provides an overview of information that comes from route and operation setups and operation and job scheduling methods. A route card specifies the following information:

  • Routes used

  • Operations involved (names and numbers)

  • Work centers

  • Quantities

  • Setup and process times

  • Start dates and times

  • End dates and times

Route jobs

A route job lists each job of an operation in detail and includes setup, process, queue, and transportation times. For example, an operation like painting may require individual jobs such as setup, run time (for the painting process), and queue time (for drying).

Job cards

A job card lists the individual job numbers of a particular operation, one job per page. The jobs that are included on a job card, and their estimated times, come from the route and operation setup information. From the job card, you can open the . The people who run work centers can provide feedback on the production process. There are fields where you can enter consumption statistics and information such as the error quantity.

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