What Is Production Job Order Control

The production control information systems cover the major areas of activity, especially the creation of design and technological documentation, and the production planning and monitoring. From the management information system point of view, a job/contract is completed when all shipping list items are transferred to the shipping depot. The production control systems can further be modified according to customer requirements to create a "tailored" information system.

General information

ntegrated systems are aimed at optimizing the procedural links - workflow, streamlining the company's activities in pre-production and production stages, support of planning and decision-making processes, ongoing and operational monitoring of actual cost spending in the course of production order execution, with inbuilt optimization mechanisms, and also the possibility to simulate production costs for different variants of prepared production job-orders, allowing their potential use for future tenders. The systems support the existing activities/operations in your company, maintaining the links of the basic elements: demand/inquiry – job/order/contract - production.

Commonly used modules

The systems are designed with differentiated user approaches - different system roles have been assigned to individual workers according to their employment status and different access rights (read/write) to individual modules must conform to these roles.

The Bill Of Material (BOM) – is formed as a structured bill of materials with links to sub-assemblies, input material and technological production process are assigned to each product, and technological processes and components entering sub-assemblies are assigned to sub-assemblies as well. Input material for a manufactured part is specified in the basic description. Parts or subassemblies can be entered into the BOM from the code lists or using GCS (see our other products).

Production Plan – If a Production Engineering (BOM, Tech.Process) is prepared for a order/contract, the system checks the completeness of Production Engineering for the entire order/contract and begins to prepare a production plan - individual items to be produced (or operations carried out on them) are assigned to each production center and completion deadlines are determined. Actual material in stock, possibly with respect to the costs of material, is assigned to the input material of produced items depending on current stock inventory. Capacity throughput of each worksite is examined in relation to staff numbers, standard work times and completion deadlines, and possible bottlenecks or collision points detected are indicated by the system. Selected components can be assigned to external subcontractors (outsourcing) – this will redefine the whole technological process for respective parts to the procedure containing the only operation, which defines the work outsourced.

Production – Piece tickets are generated at individual workplaces based on production schedules. Piece ticket creation can be partially automated (parts for the production will be selected from production plans based on criteria) or manual (production scheduler selects the items and determines their order). Both procedures can also be combined - to create piece tickets automatically and then adjust them manually (change the order, add or remove items). The process results in printed piece tickets in the paper form. When creating a piece ticket, the system knows the current production status for a respective contract - how many parts have already been produced and how many still needs to be made, and this number is then offered to create a piece ticket. A piece ticket can include so-called picking document that contains a list of parts needed to complete a set.

Material issue – A piece ticket accurately identifies the item which the material is released for. The material issued from stock is written off at the same time. When issuing material for a certain part, material characteristics are stored (manufacturer, heat, certificates). They then proceed further along with the part (work piece) through the workplace.

Back reporting - reporting of work done. The piece ticket identifies the part to be produced and performed operations. It is possible to change the workplace where the operation was actually performed (if necessary e.g. due to malfunctions, disturbances, etc.).. It also defines which employees are involved in a respective operation (specifying man-hours per worker, or percentage of operation completion). Working hours of workers are forwarded to other systems for payroll processing. The volume of production transferred between the centers will be exported at the moment of receipt confirmation by next centre foreman. If the transfer of finished parts to the next center is reported and no receipt confirmation arrives from the next centre foreman within a defined period, the system will draw attention to this situation by a warning message.

There is the option to create user reports in a number of ways:

1. Reports are defined by the client and the system sets them up itself according to specified criteria.

2. The user can choose which values they want to list and the criteria based on which the value should be selected.

3. The user is made familiar with the system data model to be able to set up their own SQL command to select required values.

4. Each report is provided with a classic printout option or export to Excel.


The production of one item of a shipping list (list of parts to be shipped) ends, from the system point of view, after the (data) transfer to the shipping warehouse (the information on item production completion is transferred to the NORIS). For easier entry of information, the system contains code lists, such as operation code list, workplace code list and other code lists as required by the users.