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gurus,

1- Lets say I maintain control key PP03 in work center and thus it gets maintained in Routing. Now while creating production order i change the production order type to PP01. How can I do that? Arn't both control key and Prd order types the same thing? If they arnt then what are the individual impacts of both of them?

2- Lets say there are 4 work centers in a routing. For 2 WC i maintain PP01 and for other 2 I maintain PP03. How will system react during the production run?

BR,

Shankar

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    Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 07:29 PM

    Shankar,

    Arn't both control key and Production order types the same thing?

    ??? Very strange notion. The answer is no, they are pretty much not related at all.

    If they aren't then what are the individual impacts of both of them?

    Control Key configuration defines how selected operations in a routing will behave. Production order type configuration defines how the Production order will behave. In general, the functionalities controlled by these two objects are mostly unrelated. For example, Production order type has an influence of how production order execution interacts with controlling, but Control Key does not. Control Key has an influence of how each operation is/is not scheduled, and how it may/may not interact with Capacity planning.

    This is a very basic question. For more info, read help.sap.com docs about Production Planning and Shop Floor Control.

    Or, you can just log onto your sandbox and have a look at the IMG documentation for Production Order Types and then for Control Keys. These two IMG docs give you a good overview of what is the functionality and the intended use of these two objects.

    Lets say there are 4 work centers in a routing. For 2 WC i maintain PP01 and for other 2 I maintain PP03. How will system react during the production run?

    I don't know what you mean when you say 'production run'. I guess maybe you mean MRP planning. For existing production orders, each operation will be handled according to the configuration of the Control Key that exists in each operation of the production orders. For planned orders, assuming you are actually even using routings in your planned orders (many companies do not), each operation will also behave according to the Control key that exists in the operations of the Routing (Master Data).

    Best Regards,

    DB49

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