Two ways I can think of in regards to supply chain is a drop down showing order status such as not started, processed shipped. Or a slider like mechanism showing progress towards the end similar to how shipping sites do it.
Are there any other ways to do this and any best practices to consider?
States would be not started, in process, shipped, arrived, canceled.
The drop down you wouldn't be able to see all of them at the same time so I think that is less desirable, however if you need to manually change the state that may be preferred.