A Work Order is an internal document issued to or by an organization, requesting work to be performed. The document typically includes Item Number, Bill-Of-Materials or a reference to the Bill-Of-Materials*, amounts, date and time. A Work Order may be preceded by a Requisition.
Alternative names for Work Order include: Production Order
A Work Order in a Make-to-Stock supply chains typically contains a Item Number only; the standard Bill-Of-Materials is obtained from this Item Number. A Engineer-to-Order supply chain requires Work Order to include a order-specific Bill-Of-Materials. Make-to-Order supply chains require an order-specific Bill-Of-Materials if the product is configurable (e.g. Configure-To-Order).
External requests for work (e.g. tolling, outsourced manufacturing) are typically managed with a special Purchase Order type: the Sub-Contracting Purchase Order. The configuration of the supply chain (and the relationship type) determine the best document type.
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