Create Manufacturing Releases Matching Your Shop Capacity

Create workorders of size, scope, and type around your production capabilities and capacities.  Track workorder milestone dates unique to each workorder.  Apply a template of date-driven prioritized tasks relevant to each workorder release, driven by the workorder’s milestones, quantities, and other relevant information entered with the issuance of each work-order. Breaking each project down into component work-orders enables greater overall project management and cost analysis from an entire project overview down to each project segment. Work-Order Management also feeds the powerful project and production scheduler offered in Crows Nest.


  • Split Projects into smaller manageable Workorder Releases
  • Define unique Dates/Tasks per individual Workorder Release
  • Releases may be quantity driven based on custom defined Unit Of Measure (UOM)
  • Create custom work-order templates specific to each type types of Workorder Release
  • Work-Order Tasks are unique and separate from Project-Level Tasks
  • Track Shop Production Progress with Workorder Release Markers
  • Direct link of Workorder Release to respective Shop Drawing, RFI, Project Costing Budget, Invoice and Change Order

“Before Crows Nest, we did not have a central database for our estimators, project managers and shop personnel to keep tabs on customers and projects. We were constantly asking each other who’s the contact for this project, what’s their contact information and what’s the production status?  Now we maintain updated records and notes on everything in one system that’s accessible to everyone.  Adding up all of the hours for each employee, we save 40 to 50 hours per week in terms of reduced meetings, less time walking around asking questions and fewer mistakes. That translates into about a 30 percent increase in productivity.”

—Jackie Brown, Director of Operations, Vogo Cabinets

Workorder Features


Work Order Milestone Dates

Create your desired quantity of Work Order Milestone dates that will be used as the basis of Work Order Task Start and Due Date calculations.


Work Order Templates

Work Orders are created via Work Order templates.  The Work Order Template is used to determine the set of Work Order Tasks that are to be triggered with the entering of a Work Order via the selected template.

Work Order Templates may also contain defaults values with predetermined Material Requisition Materials relative to the template.


Work Order Status

Work Orders are categorized by a user determined or calculated status.


Work Order Markers

Work Order “MARKERS” or check boxes may be created to track production progress through the work Order.

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