SAP Process Orders v Production Orders
By John Jordan
What's the difference between production orders and process orders in SAP?
SAP process orders provide you with extra functionality compared to production orders, including phases and process instructions for process industries.
When you use production orders, a routing and a bill of material (BOM) are transferred to the master data of the order header. When you manufacture with process orders, the master recipe and associated materials list are transferred. The difference occurs because process industries manufacture in phases, converting initial liquid batches into consumable batches, which are then bottled and packaged.