production order

Production Planning and Control (PP)

Manufacturing order used for discrete manufacturing.


Business object


A production order contains operation sequences. An operation describes how to carry out a workstep. By combining operations into operation sequences, you can create parallel or alternative processes.

For more detailed descriptions, an operation can be divided into sub-operations.

A (sub-)operation can refer to a work center at which it is to be carried out. A (sub-)operation contains planned activities required to carry out the (sub-)operation. The activities are used to calculate the capacity requirements of a (sub-)operation for the quantity to be processed.

An operation can contain any number of material components or production resources or tools. It is also possible to assign trigger points to an operation in order to carry out business transactions