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Capacity-wise Quota arrangement?


Is it possible to define quotas based on work center capacities? As in, when I execute MRP, the MRP makes planned orders for material A on machine A until its capacity is reached and then move on to machine B? There are different routings for different work centers, hence different production versions.


Is there any way I can get planned orders made according to the capacities of the work centers in the production versions, automatically, after I execute MRP?

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    Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM


    This is not possible in standard SAP R/3, as MRP does not consider the existing capacity load on work center to do the finite scheduling. ECC-R/3 is not capable of selecting production versions based on availability of capacity.

    In ECC you have to do the capacity leveling through CM25 or CM40 for all these orders there you have option to change the production version.

    The advance planning tool like APO APO that might be able to satisfy your requirement, by combining Rules Based ATP and production planning..

    Best Regards,


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    • Hi,

      Thanks for the help. But this feature is breaking the planned order into the selected days evenly without considering the capacity of the work centers. I want to select the planned order, select the number of days (horizontal) and the work centers (lines, columns) and when I break, system should schedule according to the machine's capacity on each day and what ever exceeds the amount should be left in the big planned order.

      Is that Possible?

  • Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 11:45 AM


    No, this is not possible on MRP.

    MRP does not consider the work center capacity as a restriction during the execution and, as already mentioned by Rupesh, you must run capacity leveling after the MRP run.

    Please observe that, on the capacity leveling strategy profile, there is an option to change the production version in case of an overload and I believe that this option will be useful to you.

    Best regards

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