There are many PP Reports available in SAP pertaining to Master Data, Production Orders and Goods Movement against orders.It helps users to view the overall situation of the plant with ease
A production order defines which material is to be processed, at which location, and at what time and how much quantity is required. It also defines which components and sequence of operations are to be used and how the order costs are to be settled.
There are two types of goods movement against production order which impacts the inventory of the material.
1. Goods Receipt (GR)
2. Goods Issue (GI)
The main function of capacity planning is to check the load at Work Center and do the capacity leveling i.e. balance the load at Work Center.
Long Term Planning (LTP) in SAP PP is used to simulate the future demand and supply situation in all BOM levels. The main function is to check the capacity situation, material requirement and vendor ability to provide the material in desired time.
The SAP MRP (Material Requirement Planning) is used to procure or produce the required material quantities on time for in-house purpose or for fulfilling customer demands.
Planned Independent Requirement (PIR) are used to perform Demand Management functions. MD61, MD62, MD04, MD74, MD75
The production version is the link between a product BOM (Bill of Material) and the process Routing. It determines which alternative BOM is used together with which routing to produce a material or plan a material.
A routing is a description of which operations or list of activities has to be carried out during the production and planning process.
Work Centers are the master data which represent real machines, Production Lines, Assembly Work Center, etc. Manufacturing activity or Operations are carried out at Work Center.