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This WIKI explains the creation of a production order to be used for scheduling and capacity leveling.


The production order dates are calculated according to the explosion of the routing, using the formulas defined on the work center. On the previous WIKIs CRP: Basic Work Center Settings for Capacity Planning and CRP: Basic Routing Settings for Capacity Planning we have explained the creation of a work center and a routing with the proper settings for scheduling and capacity leveling.

On this WIKI, we will use the routing and work center to create a new production order relevant for scheduling and capacity levelin.



Before the creation of the order, we need to check if the relevant customizing settings are in place. The main customizing for production order capacity planning and scheduling is OPU3, where, we enter with the plant, order type and production supervisor.

Since we want to use this order for capacity planning, it is important to check the flag “Generate Capacity Requirements”.

Another very important setting is the scheduling type. The default option is “backwards”, where we enter the basic finish date and, based on the routing, system calculates the basic start date.




Production Order

On transaction CO01 we will create a new production order. Since we chose the scheduling type backwards, we will input the order basic finish date and system will calculate the order basic start date automatically during scheduling, according to the routing data.

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On the operation overview, it would be already possible to dispatch the operation, in order to allocate the capacity, although, this is not necessary at this moment. A dispatched operation receives the status DSPT.

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On the operation details we can find the standard values.


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On the tab dates we will find the operation dates, that were calculated according to the formulas defined on the work center.




After saving the order, the capacity requirements are saved on table KBED.

At this moment, is already possible to check the work center capacity requirements on transaction CM01 or to dispatch this order on transaction CM21.


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