Define scheduling levels and capacity parameters

In this step, you define the following parameters:

Setting scheduling levels

Here, you determine the scheduling levels for which capacity requirements are to be created and how the operation dates are calculated in scheduling.

The selection of the scheduling parameters is made depending on the following criteria:

With the following parameters, you can control scheduling for the scheduling levels:

If this indicator is not selected, the basic dates are used as production dates. No lead time scheduling is carried out.
If the scheduling indicator is not selected, the capacity requirements are planned for the duration of the complete order.

These parameters represent the basis for capacity planning.

If the scheduling indicator has been selected, scheduling is carried out as follows:

Detailed scheduling parameters

In detailed scheduling, scheduling is carried out depending on the following criteria:

In detailed scheduling you can control, for example, whether;

Below, the individual parameters are described:

Controls whether;
Controls the number of days that the start date for scheduling can lie in the past. If the start date exceeds the number of days determined here, the system automatically starts the "today" scheduling.
Determines that the basic dates are adjusted to the production dates when the production dates lie outwith the basic dates
Determines whether the scheduling log is displayed automatically after scheduling.
Determines whether the material is staged for the earliest or the latest start date of the operation.
Determines that the exact time of a break is to be taken into account. Thus, you can avoid that a date calculated falls in the middle of a break.
Determines whether the floats before and after production are reduced or with which maximum level reduction takes place.


1. Define the scheduling parameters for detailed scheduling.
2. Define the parameters for the scheduling levels.