Order Cockpit 4.0 – Order fine control

Preplanned production or process orders are made available from SAP ERP for production control after release in SAP MES.

With the fine control directly based on SAP MES (interactive graphical order control station with drag & drop function), the orders can be distributed to available machines, fine-tuned, released and started taking into account current store floor information, such as the current machine status, taking into account necessary and available resources.

The extremely high level of transparency across all production orders ensures optimal fine control and the making of secure decisions with simultaneously high resource utilization

Order Cockpit 5.0 at a glance

Order fine-tuning

Transparency about pending, running and processed with graphical rescheduling function via drag & drop.

Optimal plant utilization

Precise planning of the production sequence, optimization and readjustment ensures maximum plant utilization and uniform production utilization.

Optimal resource utilization

Allocation of orders to machines and equipment, display of of set-up times and visualization of violations of basic deadlines directly in the fine control. Setting of planned downtimes, order splitting and correction of order overlaps.

Order management

Order control and procurement of resources for production orders in line with resource procurement of production orders.

Manual fine control of priorities

Optimization of production processes and increase in productivity through improved resource allocation and production control.

Avoidance of cost-intensive retooling

Avoidance of product changeovers or grade changes to Achieving reasonable production capacities. Also the fine control of campaigns in the process industry environment is also supported in order to minimize expensive changeover times and to increase productivity.


  • Optimal capacity utilization through graphic fine order control
  • Flexible production through optimized production sequence
  • Dynamic prioritization of orders
  • Reduction of cost-intensive changeover times
  • Faster processing and execution of and execution of rush orders due to increased flexibility
  • Adherence to delivery times due to high process orientation
  • Fast and targeted rescheduling in the event of unforeseen events

Key Facts

  • Graphical fine control production orders
  • Automatic fine control of orders according to ERP specifications
  • Online visualization of workstation occupancy and order progress
  • Plausibility check of order requirements
  • Visualization of overload
  • Efficient rescheduling via drag & drop

Production control stand

  • Fine control of all order processes
  • Display of order detail data and relations between the operations
  • Display of the order pool
  • Release and blocking of orders
  • Flexible integration of SAP ERP information
  • Freely scalable timeline
  • Graphical visualization of overload situations
  • Correction of overload situations
  • Check of plausibility violations
  • Online visualization of machine states
  • Visualization of workstation occupancy and order progress
  • Order overview with Gantt view
  • Tabular planning mode
  • Automatic detailed job planning with consideration of dependencies
  • Display and consideration of shifts

SAP MII references