Work Order

(redirected from Works Order)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

Work Order

A formal, written request by a client for some product to be made and delivered to him/her. For example, a car company may submit a work order to an engine manufacturer for 10,000 engines to be made according to certain specifications. The term historically has been most common in manufacturing, but other sectors use it as well. It is also called a job order or, outside the United States, a works order.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved
References in periodicals archive ?
The front-loading of public works orders in the fiscal first half has been used in Japan to kick-start the economy.
Advancing public works orders has often made it necessary for the government to write one or more auxiliary budgets in the latter half of the year to keep the economy afloat with additional public works spending.
With the general election for the House of Representatives expected in late June, some politicians in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are seeking additional economic stimulus measures, including the front-loading of public works orders.