I don't think the official answer exists. I have read through a lot of FAQs and never met one.
We play that decisions during the Production Phase are free. You can do everything in any order and look at cards drawn etc.
Thanks for the info! Yes, that was how we ruled it during my play session as well.
Thank you Paul for your reply too; I guess sometimes the subtlest nuances aren't covered by the rule book and then different people and playgroups just rule it differently!