ME 482 - Manufacturing Systems
Shop floor control
Order release – soft (modern factory) and/or hard (manual factory) documentation needed to process a production order through the factory.
Order scheduling - assigns production orders to the plant work centers...often referred to as a dispatch list.
Order progress – monitors the status of the orders in the plant, WIP (work-in-progress), and any other characteristics which can be used to measure progress and performance. May depend on a factory data collection system for information.