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CRP Basic Settings Part 3 – Production Order


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CRP: Creation of a Production Order

After the creation of the work center discussed on document CRP Basic Settings Part 1 - Work Center and the creation of the routing discussed on document CRP Basic Settings Part 2 – Routing we can create a production order, which will be used on capacity planning.


Before the creation of the order, we need to check if the relevant customizing settings are in place. The main customizing for production order capacity planning and scheduling is OPU3, where, we enter with the plant, order type and production supervisor.

Since we want to use this order for capacity planning, it is important to check the flag “Generate Capacity Requirements”.

Another very important setting is the scheduling type. The default option is “backwards”, where we enter the basic finish date and, based on the routing, system calculates the basic start date.

Production Order

On transaction CO01 we will create a new production order. Since we chose the scheduling type backwards, we will input the order basic finish date and system will calculate the order basic start date automatically during scheduling, according to the routing data.


On the operation overview, it would be already possible to dispatch the operation, in order to allocate the capacity, although, this is not necessary at this moment. A dispatched operation receives the status DSPT.

On the operation details we can find the standard values.

On the tab dates we will find the operation dates, that were calculated according to the formulas defined on the work center.

After saving the order, the capacity requirements are saved on table KBED.

At this moment, is already possible to check the work center capacity requirements on transaction CM01 or to dispatch this order on transaction CM21.

We will check these options in more detail on a future document