I am looking for a word to use in an order management application to name orders which have been "sent off" to a second company and are awaiting shipment. We use "PROCESSED" on our end for this. I suppose something like "DELEGATED" would work, but it seems slightly off in this context. I would like to stay away from phrases like "AWAITING SHIPMENT" because it is ambiguous (which company is in control of the order?). Hopefully there is a word I have simply forgotten or do not know that conveys this adequately.
"Outsourced" is a good word to denote that the work / items are being handed over to an outside contractor. If you want to emphasize that the orders are awaiting shipment, you could use "pending" or "outgoing".
I thought of outsourced,but the only problem is that it cannot be outsourced and awaiting shipment. I think I understand what you're trying to say i.e. that you outsource one of the stages in the manufacturing process, but that you don't necessarily want to say that and are therefore looking for a word that would "disguise" this in a way. If this is so, it is probably preferable to be upfront about it.
Transiting is the word I recomend.