Production Planning consists of all master data, system configuration, and transactions to complete the Plan to Produce process. It includes the following information and processes:
- Material Master, Bill of Material, Routing and Work Center data
- Sales and Production Plans
- Long Term Planning
- Demand Management
- Material Requirements Planning (MRP)
- Capacity Planning
- Production Orders
SAP Production Planning (SAP PP) is compromised of the following modules:
- Master Data - includes the material master, work centers, routings and bill of materials.
- SOP - Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) provides the ability to forecast sales and production plans based on historical, current and future data.
- DRP - Distribution Resource Planning allows companies the ability to plan the demand for distribution centers.
- Production Planning - includes material forecasting, demand management, long term planning and master production scheduling (MPS).
- MRP - Material Requirements Planning relies on demand and supply elements with the calculation parameters to calculate the net requirements from the planning run.
- Shop Floor Control - includes the processing of production orders, goods movements, confirmations and reporting tools for production.
- Capacity Planning - evaluates the capacity utilized based on the work centers available capacity to show capacity constraints.
- Repetitive Manufacturing - in repetitive manufacturing, the manufacturing process is usually simple in that the same products are produced over a long period of time. This module provides the transactions and business process for companies to run repetitive manufacturing in SAP.
- KANBAN - is a process of replenishment based on a pull system using KANBAN cards to generate the replenishment cycle.
- Product Cost Planning - is the process of evaluating all the time values and value of component materials to determine the product cost.
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