Work Order

The Work Order module provides many advanced features inherent throughout the COSS software, such as a flexible user interface that has been developed to fit naturally into the manufacturing environment.  The work order module was designed with customer-driven performance demands in mind, including the flexibility to make work order changes on the fly, access to specification databases and extensive traceability features.

The work order module accommodates make-to-order or engineer-to-order and make-to-stock discrete manufacturers.  Features have been developed and enhanced after years of input from the shop floor, serving a wide cross-section of industries in the discrete manufacturing environment.



  • Automatic transfer of information from the estimating module, the Configurator and/or a Sales Order eliminating duplication of entry
  • Detailed process plans and shop routers can be created from the estimate, templates or other work order
  • Detailed process plans combine the bill of material and shop operations to improve the method of manufacturing and scheduling
  • Work Orders can be made on-the-fly at any point during the manufacturing process, with true revision tracking
  • Project control is used to manage multiple jobs for status and profitability reporting
  • Copy and paste function within the detail of the work order allows you to create process plans from previously defined work orders
  • A specification library is accessible for all operations, allowing standardization and quick entry
  • Multi-level jobs and BOM with multi-level allocations are automatically created with linked job numbering schemes
  • Lot and serial control on materials and finished goods provides full control over heat numbers and subcontracting certificates
  • Costing at weighted average, standard, and the last cost received in purchasing is supported
  • Notes can be tracked at the job level and down to the operation level. All notes are stored in chronological order and allow operators to store all inspection comments online
  • Process planning system adheres to high level ISO9000, QS9000, and Aerospace traceability requirements
  • Jobs can be entered for planning purposes or immediately assigned an active status
  • To reduce bottlenecks when scheduling, alternate routings can be defined by the job. Alternate materials can be maintained, including weights, quantities and material sizes.
  • Subcontracting specifications are defined in the process plan and downloaded to the purchase order when required
  • Standard and custom calculators are available for materials and labor
  • Process plans can be previewed on the screen before printing and can then be printed in their entirety or in departments