In scheduling, the system calculates the start and finish dates
of orders or of operations within an order.
Scheduling is carried out in
MRP: The in-house production times and the delivery times
specified in the material master record are taken into
Capacity planning: Scheduling is carried out via the task list
(such as, routing or inspection plan). A distinction is made
between lead time scheduling, in which capacity loads are not taken
into account, and capacity scheduling (finite scheduling), in which
capacity loads are taken into account.
Networks: Scheduling calculates the earliest and latest dates
for the execution of the activities as well as the capacity
requirements and the floats.
The following scheduling types exist:
Forward scheduling: scheduling starting from the start
Backward scheduling: scheduling starting from the finish
Scheduling to current date: scheduling starting from the
"Today" scheduling: a scheduling type which can be used to
reschedule an order if the start date is in the past.
SAP Oil & Gas (IS-OIL)
The main objectives of the scheduling function are as
Group deliveries into shipments
Assign shipments to an appropriate vehicle
Optimize grouping of deliveries and shipment processing with
respect to cost, efficiency and customer service.