CHAPTER 6Core Function—Order Processing

6.1 General Information on Order Processing

6.1.1 Classification within the Overall System

Unlike the core components mentioned in Chaps. 5 and 6, which are indirect added-value elements, order processing is closely linked to the direct added-value process (see Fig. 6.1). Here, it is important that the machine staff have a user interface [manufacturing execution system (MES) terminal] that can be adjusted to fit precisely the needs of the respective production processes, thus guiding the user simply in the sense of a workflow.

The successful implementation of an MES applies here. Problems with the implementation of information technology (IT) in the production-related sector are very often caused by the ...

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