The distribution function is used for the distribution of capacity requirements and is part of a distribution key. It is made up of a series of basic values, each consisting of a percentage time value and a percentage requirements value.
The percentage time value defines a point within the duration of the operation.
The percentage requirements value specifies the proportion of the requirements which must be dispatched by a certain point in time.
In the case of a discrete dispatching strategy, the requirements are dispatched exactly at the specified points in time. In the case of a continuous dispatching strategy, the requirements are distributed equally between two points in time.