Abel ERP – Group Similar Orders For Efficiency in the Plant

Posted on 10.12.2019 by Rik

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Some of our Customers use Shop Orders to group similar orders for efficiency in the plant. Shop Orders are an “umbrella” structure used to bring related manufactures together so you can manage them more easily. It’s unusual to group orders for different customers. But it makes perfect sense for some manufacturing operations.


Let’s say we’ve created a Shop Order to make un-labelled jars of Breakfast Marmalade. In this operation, the un-labelled jars are a raw material used to make labelled marmalade for Ireland or Canada.

  1. The Shop Order is for un-labelled Breakfast Marmalade
  2. Click Select Plant to find outstanding customer orders that contain the same raw material
  3. Abel adds the orders you select to the Shop Order

The Shop Order now contains the original production run of un-labelled marmalade and four plant orders for labelled marmalade for different customers in Canada, Ireland, Australia and Japan:

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For more on Abel’s Shop Orders read our shops intro blog. To find out more about Abel ERP and how it can help your business, please contact us.

Until next time.