The collection of processes associated with ordering materials (raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products, goods, merchandize) and/or services for specific orders.
The intention of Source-to-Order is to order materials for explicit -identifiable- downstream demand: Demand is not aggregated. A specific reference or customer order detail is exchanged with the supplying party, attached to or marked on the product, recorded in the warehousing or Enterprise Resource Planning System in order to track individual deliveries.
Source-to-Order is a MTO process.
- Purchasing to order
- In a factory: Configurable parts ordering
- In a Retail store: Special Orders
Examples of alternative or related names for Source-to-Order are: Source-Make-to-Order, Purchase-to-Order.
Perfect Order Ratio
Orders Defect Free Ratio
Orders On-time Ratio
Order Cycle Time
Sourcing Cycle Time
Supply Chain Costs
Cost of Goods Sold
Cash Conversion Cycle
Days of Inventory
Days Payables Outstanding
Environmental Sustainability Ratio
Intake Sustainability Ratio
Source-to-Order Source 5220000 2 Just-in-Time, Purchase, Sourcing, Acquisition, Make-to-Order, Order-driven, Supply Chain The ordering of materials (raw materials, semi-finished products, finished products, goods, merchandize) and/or services in support of the fulfillment of specific (sales) orders