In Tensoft SemiOps, a production order is called as a Production Release or ‘PR’. There are three types of production releases –
This is an order created by the supplier to buy a set quantity of material. At the time of release, it requires all material to be allocated at once.
If you want to do a partial receipt, you would need to do a blanket order.
This is a purchase order that allows for multiple delivery dates over a period of time. It enables us to do a partial allocation of material at time of release. It is most commonly used when there is a recurring need for expendable goods.
The image above is an example of a blanket allocation. You can see here that we’ve decided to allocate just half of the quantity of 50 versus the full 100.
In a standard one, this would require doing a 100 allocated quantity to fulfill that required 100 quantity. But since you are doing a blanket allocation, you can allocate only 50 and save.
Black Box Order
This is rarely used, but it can serve as a handy tool when the conditions fit and align. This order utilizes more than one sequential step in the production release. It is used when there is the same vendor flowing down at multiple steps. Also, it does require a 1:1 input/output flow. You can’t have a one to many type relations for this particular release.
For example: Your typical standard release might be a FAB, PROBE and SORT, but that’s separated into three different releases with the traditional standard production order. With the black box order, it’s really taking all three of these steps and combining it into one release. The condition here is that the steps have to be using the same supplier.
Say, if TSMC was responsible for the FAB, PROBE and SORT step then the black box would be an option to consider. However, if you have TSMC in the FAB and SORT step, and Foxconn in the PROBE step, you would not be able to do a black box order. They would have to be in the sequential step order – you won’t be able to skip over a step.
The key benefit of using blanket order and black box order is that it helps you work more efficiently and stay organized.
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