Production management supports the organisation and control of the production process for advertisement orders, from their entry in VI&VA® advertisement orders up to the transfer of print data to the page assembly process and/or to other processes for further processing. Basically, the process described is shown as a succession of steps to be processed for each single motif of advertisement orders as a so-called production order.
A basic principle of VI&VA® production management is the management of production jobs in relation to their deadline priority. On entering the advertisement order in VI&VA®, a completion date is initially estimated for each production order by which time the files for assembly and exposure should be completed. Generally speaking, this date depends on technical factors. Where necessary, the VI&VA® advertisement order can be explicitly allocated a date which then overrules the estimate.