SAP PP/PPPI Overview

SAP PP/PPPI Modules, Made-to-Order Versus Made to Stock, Steps in Implementing SAP PP/PPPI - Blueprinting, Configuration, SAP Functional Specifications, SAP ABAP developments, SAP Unit, String and IntegrationTesting, SAP Clients and Servers, SAP Data Management, SAP Cutover process

Study Material Contributed by Ulhas Kavle - Senior SAP Consultant

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Manufacturing Module is SAP PP called as SAP Production Planning and Control

SAP PP Sub Modules:

SAP PP - Discrete Manufacturing - Discrete manufacturing forms an industry type where in the products which are manufactured can be easily assembled and dis-assembled. They can be reworked upon easily to a large extent. You can say making pumps, engines, cars, airplanes.

SAP PPPI - Process Manufacturing - I feel that Process manufacturing forms an industry type where in the products which are manufactured cannot be easily dis-assembled once they are manufactured. It is impossible to be reworked upon these products. You can say making chemicals, medicine, Towels, Paper, Steel etc.

SAP REM - Repetitive Manufacturing - I feel that Repetitive manufacturing form an industry type where in the products manufactured can be discrete manufactured or process industry type, produced repetitively or continuously in production lines. This forms the continuous production scenario.

Master Data used in SAP PP/SAP PPPI

Master Data used in SAP PP/SAP PPPI


A BOM is a list of components which are required for production of an assembly or subassembly.



Work Center / Resource

A Resource or a Work Center is a place where work is carried out. It is exactly the same except for the category of the work centers in SAP PPPI is different.

In SAP PP/REM – Work Center

In SAP PPPI – Resources

Routing / Recipes

Routing or a Recipe has operations with work centers placed in a sequence of production.

Routing in SAP PP/REM is very different than Recipe in SAP PPPI.

In SAP PP/REM – Routing

In SAP PPPI – Recipe

Recipes have Phases in place of operation which holds the work centers in a sequence of production. Nevertheless operations are there which have significance other than acting as header to the Phases. All the scheduling happens at the phase level.

Recipes also hold the Process instructions which are treated as information for the shop floor operators or the legacy shop floor system on what is to be produced and how it is to be produced and what qty is to be confirmed for production and how much is to be received against the production order.

Such process instructions in turn except a return message from the shop floor about order confirmations quantities at the phases, order Goods receipt quantities and other QM inspection results and usage decision related data; these messages come back to SAP as Process Messages and book confirmation, GR, QM activities in SAP Tables.

The Recipes also have one unique difference that they hold the BOM in them through the use of Production Versions which carry these Recipes and BOM together. Thus when you create a Recipe you need to create or enter a valid Production version for the Header Material.

Such Combination of Recipe and BOM together might have also been set up together because SAP PPPI has an inbuilt concept called Material Quantity Calculations, through which you can change the quantity of component required through changes in characteristics values of the header product & other production parameters.

Production Versions -

Production Versions in SAP PP/REM and SAP PPPI is the same.

A Production version holds the BOM and Routing/Recipe used for production for a lot size and/or for a Validity period.

In SAP PP/REM – Production Versions

In SAP PPPI – Production Versions

Made to Order Vs Made to Stock Production

Made to Order Vs Made to Stock Production

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