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In-House Production time and Routing Scheduling


What is the correct strategy for the following scenario: we have parts that have defined routings for the time to setup and produce the parts. Currently our system will date the order according to the routing time when MRP is run. Typically this means the system assumes the order will be run the day it is created. The load on our machines is typically 3-4 days and I would like to add this time to the dating of the order. I can add a GR Processing time to force the date later but this does not seem like the correct strategy. Is there some way I can link the dating of the order to the current workload on the machine? Or is there an appropriate field in the routing that could add a generic 3 days to the routing?

Many thanks for any assistance.



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  • Oct 27, 2015 at 06:54 PM

    Hi Justin

    Did you think about the queue time or teardown time? Take a look on the following link for more details:

    Date Determination at Operation Level - Production Orders (PP-SFC) - SAP Library


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      You specified that machine has load for 3-4 days. That is the Order should wait for this period.

      There are two possibilities here.

      1. If the event is std and normally haven's for this operation/work center, then you can go for queuing time in operation details of routing.

      In addition Schedule margin key in MRP view allows you to offset the dates related to order. This period offset is to handing unexpected events like breakdown, setup delay, capacity availability etc..,

      2.If the event is one time occurrence or rarely happens then go for Capacity Leveling where you can schedule your order based on load.

      Thanks With regards,

      Dinesh V.