Production orders trigger the manufacturing of a product in a required quantity. The production order can be generated manually or automatically from MRP. A production order contains all relevant information pertaining to a particular production run like manufacturing bill of material, route, production quantity etc. The system supports all activities involved in the processing of a production order like order release, material issue, completion confirmations and material receipt to stock. The system supports printing of shop papers like pick lists, material issue slips, routing sheets, list of production resources and tools and completion confirmation slips for operations which can be bar coded to avoid manual entry for feed back. Order release also triggers generation of purchase requisition or purchase orders for the outsourced manufacturing operations.