Work Order Software

SOS Inventory is a dedicated stock control and manufacturing software solution aimed specifically at SMEs. Works orders are a key part of the manufacturing suite, and central to the manufacturing process.

Work order software, such as SOS Inventory, delegates tasks to employees and initiates the process of sending instructions to create a product. Controlling workflow using software creates an efficient system that manages all incoming work and updates the status when production is completed. When daily tasks are managed by SOS Inventory, there is no paperwork to lose or misplace and orders cannot be neglected.

Work Order Management in SOS Inventory

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A work order in SOS Inventory is an order to produce a given number of items. On a manufacturing work order, you can provide detailed instructions about how to make each item; these are usually drawn automatically from the Bill of Materials. A work order is like a purchase order in that it is a non-posting transaction.

Work orders do not affect your inventory until the manufacturing is recorded using a build transaction or process transaction, but they are reflected in Work in Progress. A work order is a set of instructions that you send to your foreman, plant, factory, etc. It may or may not be immediately fulfilled. To add a work order in SOS, simply go on the Task Bar under Add Menu > Production > Work Order. You may also add new work orders from the Work Orders list by going to Operations Menu > Production > Work Orders and clicking Add New on the top right corner of the list.

If the work order is fulfilled, you can use the work order to generate a transaction associated with work performed. Go to the Work Orders list and select Quick View from the work order’s Actions Menu. Then select the Produce button on a line item to generate a transaction. The next transaction may be finished goods or it may be the next step in production.

Tracking Work Orders is Easy

Work orders can be searched by work order number, date, customer, priority, who the work order is assigned to, colors and custom fields. Organize columns according to your preference to maximize efficiency. Whatever sort feature is important to your team can be added for easy location, update, and report generation. Employees can access and update work orders remotely from any mobile device improving efficiency and keeping work status recent, provided they have the authority.

Easily transfer work from one person to another when schedules or employee attendance require adjustments due to absentees or new employee additions. Any authorized individual can access work orders to review status, complete work or generate another task from that view. Automate new requests with email alerts or text messages to keep workflow consistent throughout the day.

SOS Inventory provides a simple, clear-cut form to generate work orders with details, descriptions and instructions that can generate purchase orders, finished goods inventory or subsequent workflow actions upon completion. If you are looking for a highly efficient manufacturing software replete with time-saving features, give SOS Inventory a test run today!


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