There is no one process used when manufacturing plastic products, since manufacturing methods depend on the final product. Indeed, products range from injection molding and plastic extrusion, to extrusion blow molding, injection blow molding, stretch blow molding, and thermoformed plastics.
work center schedule views include work order or operation number item number and item quantity
sales orders, BOMs, and work orders. Quotes and BOMs have to be able to support family tools, with part costing and pricing for individual items of family molds. Cost calculations must take into account materials, purge, labor, overhead, stations, packaging, setup, tooling, sub-contracting, and warehousing. Other frequent requirements include generation of multiple product configurations (including quantity, run rate, scraps percentages, and so on) per BOM for what-if scenario purposes, and conversely, mu