Associated SAP Fiori Apps
Maintain PIRs (F3445)
Schedule MRP Runs (F1339)
Monitor Material Coverage (F2102)
Convert Planned Orders - to Process Orders (COR8)
Display Process Order (COR3)
Pick Components for Process Orders (COIK)
Post Goods Movements (MIGO)
Monitor Order Progress (CO46)
Confirm Process Order Phase (COR6N)
Maintain PIRs (F3445)
You can use this app to create and monitor planned independent requirements (PIRs) of materials in months or weeks. You can use this information to negotiate rates with your suppliers and, as a result, reduce costs. You use PIRs to procure or produce materials or components prior to receiving sales orders for materials. This information is particularly important if the lead times demanded by your customers are shorter than those to which your suppliers can commit.
This app helps you to detect forecast issues early in the process so that you can produce or purchase sufficient quantities of material to cover future sales demands on time. With the app, you can process PIRs for materials that have a forecast period indicator defined in the material master.
You can perform the following tasks if the role Material Planner - External Procurement or Production Planner has been assigned to your user:
- Sort and filter the list of materials based on various filters such as reach, accuracy, plant, active version, or period indicator.
- Determine the reach of your PIRs and find materials with an insufficient reach.
- See how accurate your PIRs are for each period.
- Create additional PIR versions for each material.
- Change a PIR version to active or inactive.
- Mass maintain your PIRs.
- Use Microsoft Excel files using the comma-separated value file format (.csv) to maintain PIRs.
How to Mass Maintain PIRs
With this app, you can mass maintain PIRs for materials either in months or in weeks for one year. Proceed as follows:
- Filter for the materials that you want to maintain using the available filters. For example, you may want to filter for materials with a current forecast reach of less than 6 months and for either a monthly or weekly period indicator.
- Click the rows of the materials for which you want to maintain the PIRs or use the Select All option in the table to select all rows.
50 materials are loaded initially. If you want to select more materials, scroll down to load all materials.
- Choose Edit to navigate to the Edit PIRs screen.
The system displays all the selected materials as well as the PIRs information. If the period indicator is monthly, you can see a table of 12 monthly periods for each material. If the period indicator is weekly, you can see 52 weekly periods for each material.
- Optional: Change the start date selection, if necessary.
You can change the start date of the selection period either backwards or forwards as necessary.
- You have the following options to maintain the PIRs quantities:
You can edit the quantities directly for each individual period.
- You can perform mass maintenance. In this case, proceed as described in step 6.
- Choose Mass Maintenance. The system displays a dialog box where you enter the following information:
- Select Planning Period: Either enter one specific period, or select the entry help button to choose several periods up to one year.
- Proposed Quantity: Select the dropdown arrow. You have the following options:
Copy from Reference Material: If you select this option, the system displays an additional field where you can enter the material whose PIR quantities you want to copy. You can also use the search help.
Enter Quantity: Enter the PIR quantity that you want to use for all PIRs.
Forecast Quantity: If you want to use the forecast quantity calculated by the system, select this option and choose OK. The system calculates this PIRs based on the last 12 months (or 52 weeks) of sales volume.
The system uses the twelve months moving average method to calculate the forecast.
If no forecast is available for the selected period, this option is not available.
- Choose OK. The system changes the quantities in the table.
If the unit of measure is not the same for all materials, the system displays an appropriate warning. Choose Continue to proceed or Cancel if you want to change your selected materials.
- Choose Save to save your PIRs or Cancel to discard all changes.
Schedule MRP Runs (F1339)
During the MRP run, the system checks whether current material demand can be covered by current inventory and expected material receipts. In a regenerative MRP run, the system plans all materials irrespective of whether they have been changed since the last MRP run. In a net change MRP run, the system only includes materials that have been changed since the last planning run in the new planning run. If current demand is not covered, the system creates purchase requisitions.
You can use this app to create and schedule a job for executing your MRP runs. To automate the planning process, the MRP run has to be carried out on a regular basis. You can use this app to create a job that performs this task for you, reducing your workload by running this task smoothly in the background.
You can perform the following tasks if the role Production Planning – MRP Runs is assigned to your user:
- Create and schedule jobs for your MRP runs. You can define the following:
- The description, start date, start time, and recurrence of the MRP run.
- Specific control parameters for the MRP run.
- The planning scope of the MRP run.
- Monitor the jobs and display information on the status, planned start, end, and duration, for example. On the Job Details screen, you can display a log with information on the planning run.
- Cancel the job.
How to Schedule an MRP Run
- Define the start date of the job on the Application Jobs screen and choose New.
- Enter a job description in the Job Details section and define the scheduling parameters in the Scheduling Information section.
- Define the following settings in the Control Parameters section of the screen:
Regenerative Planning – Select this indicator if you want the system to execute a regenerative planning run. In this type of planning run, the system plans all selected materials irrespective of whether they have been changed in any way relevant to MRP since the last planning run. If you do not select this indicator, the system automatically executes net change planning. Net change planning reduces MRP runtimes and is, therefore, the recommended planning type.
Planning Mode – You can choose between planning mode 1 (adapt planning data) or planning mode 3 (delete and recreate planning data). Planning mode 1 (adapt planning data) reduces MRP runtimes and is, therefore, the recommended planning mode.
Proposal in Past Allowed – Select this checkbox if you want to allow the system to create purchase requisitions in the past.
- Define the scope of the planning run in the Planning Scope section of the screen:
You can limit the planning run to one or more plants, materials, or MRP controllers.
You can perform the planning run for a combination of these settings.
- Choose Schedule to complete the process.
- Optional: In the Display MRP Key Figures app, you can find detailed information on the completed MRP runs. In the Display MRP Master Data Issues app, you can find information on all issues concerning master data that were detected during an MRP Live planning run.
Monitor Material Coverage - Net / Individual Segments (F2101) SAP Fiori App
With this app, you can monitor all the materials in a selected area of responsibility. This includes collective requirements materials, make-to-stock and make-to-order materials, and materials for direct procurement. You are provided with a list of all materials with a net requirement segment or individual planning segments, which considers the following planning segments:
- Net segment - planning for the whole MRP area.
- Individual customer segment - using sales order stock.
- Individual project segment - using project stock.
- Segment for direct production planning - with direct creation of planned orders.
- Segment for direct procurement planning - with direct creation of purchase requisitions.
The system calculates the requirements for each segment separately. The materials of these planning segments might have coverage issues according to a specified shortage definition. The shortage definition you choose contains a set of rules that the system uses for calculating the material shortages. These rules define the scope of the shortage calculation. This means that the supply and demand elements to be considered, and the conditions that have to be met to be a relevant shortage. You can use the default filters Time till Shortage, Material, and Individual Segment to narrow down the scope of your list.
This app provides you with the information that you need to be able to react to the shortage situation on time, meaning that you can avoid disruptions to production or to the fulfillment of customer demands. From this app, you can directly navigate to the Manage Material Coverage app to view details of the selected materials and check different solutions.
Select an area of responsibility.
Select a shortage definition depending on how you want the system to calculate the material shortage.
Narrow down the scope of the material list by using the Time till Shortage filter as well as other filters.
View a material list according to the selected shortage definition as well as other selection criteria.
Choose which table columns are shown and how table entries are sorted.
Display and configure a chart that shows the stock availability of a selected material within the horizon you select.
Navigate from the projected stock quick view to the Manage Material Coverage app by choosing Check Material Coverage.
Open a quick view for the material.
Open a quick view with a list of vendors for a material (if there is more than one).
Tailor the app to your needs and save the combination of shortage definition and filters as a variant.
Save your personalized variants as tiles on your home page from which you can access this Monitor app or directly navigate to the respective Manage app.
View details of selected materials and check different solutions in the Manage Material Coverage app.
Find which shortages you accepted in the Manage Material Coverage app.
Revoke the acceptance of shortages to process the materials in the Manage Material Coverage app again and find solutions.
Convert Planned Orders - to Process Orders (COR8) SAP GUI for HTML Application
The Convert Planned Orders - to Process Orders application is based on the SAP transaction
COR8, which enables you to convert planned orders to process orders. The SAP transaction
COR8 is classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Process Order.
- Display a list of all planned orders.
- Create process orders.
- Automatically execute order release so that production can start immediately.
Display Process Order (COR3) SAP GUI for HTML Application
The Display Process Order application is based on the SAP transaction
COR3, which enables you to display a process order. The SAP transaction
COR3 is classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Process Order.
- Search for process orders.
- Display process order detailed information
- Users with permission can review and check process orders.
- Navigate to output management to display a PDF document of the process order.
Pick Components for Process Orders (COIK) SAP GUI for HTML Application
The Pick Components for Process Orders application is based on the SAP transaction
COIK, which enables you to pick components for released process orders. SAP transaction
COIK is classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Process Order.
- Search process orders.
- Select relevant reservations.
- Select picking lines and perform batch determination.
- Copy batch determination results.
- Post goods movement.
Batch determination was carried out without selection specification, ignore it. If only part of the required quantity is found to be available during batch determination, the unconfirmed quantity remains as an open line item within the picking list. You should then delete the line item from the picking list before saving, as this line item can't be posted.
Post Goods Movement (MIGO) SAP GUI for HTML Application
This Post Goods Movement app is based on the SAP transaction
MIGO, which enables you to post goods receipts with reference to a purchase order. SAP transaction
MIGO is classified in the Materials Management module under the application component Inventory Management.
MIGO replaces all the conventional transactions for posting goods movements whose transaction codes start with MB*. Note that as a result of the completely new development of
MIGO, the system behavior may differ slightly from the behavior of the old goods movement transactions (MB*). Such variations are due to the different usability concept and do not constitute a functional limitation.
You can use the transaction (
MIGO) to post the following goods movements:
- Goods receipts from external procurement.
- Goods receipts for orders.
- 'Other' goods receipts.
- Return deliveries and subsequent deliveries.
- Goods issues.
- Transfer postings and stock transfers.
- Subsequent adjustment for subcontracting.
Each time you call up the transaction, the screen is displayed as it was configured the last time you used it. The screen is split into the following three areas:
- Overview tree
You can show and hide this area via the Overview on/off button. The overview screen displays the last ten documents for orders, reservations, material documents, or held data. You thereby always have an overview of the last activities you carried out.
- Header data
You can show and hide this area via the Open/close header data button.
- Detail data
You can show this area by selecting the item for which you want to display detail data in the Line column of the item overview. You can hide the detail data again by choosing Close detail data.
- You can maintain and display all the data on one screen. You can find all the information you need for an item without having to switch from screen to screen. You can just hide any detailed information you do not require.
- When you enter goods movements, the system does not issue any messages; before you post the goods movements, you can display all the messages at once.
- Instead of having to enter the same data every time you enter a new goods movement (for example, plant, storage location, or movement type), you enter the data you use most often only once via Settings → Default values. The system then proposes this data every time you enter a goods movement.
- If you do not know the exact name of the material, plant, or storage location, you just enter part of the number or a description. The system then searches for and proposes the complete term for you.
Working With the MIGO Transaction
- Choose Functions and Documents
- In a list field, you can choose which transaction you want to process:
- Goods receipt
- Goods issue
- Return delivery
- Subsequent delivery
- Release GR blocked stock
- Remove from storage
- Place in storage (putaway)
- Transfer posting
- Subsequent adjustment
- In a second list field, you define what you want to reference in each transaction. Depending on the selected transaction, you can reference one of the following:
- Purchase order
- Material document
- Delivery note
- Inbound delivery
- Outbound delivery
- Transport identification code
- You can also display material documents and go from them directly to the Financial Accounting documents.
- To the right of the list fields, you can enter the desired document number or search for a document. The system displays the search results in a separate window at the bottom of the screen. Within the output of the search results, the functions of the SAP List Viewer are available.
- In a list field, you can choose which transaction you want to process:
- Define Default Values
- You can define default values that the system proposes every time you enter a goods movement. For example, you can define a plant, storage location, and movement type as default values. You define these default values via Settings → Default values.
- It is also possible to change the default values for the movement type and for the special stock indicator directly, without calling the dialog box for the default values. Enter the required movement type and special stock indicator in the first line at the top right in MIGO, and choose Enter.
- Search for Documents
- You can search for purchasing documents, material documents, reservation documents, and goods receipts for orders. Searching for goods issues for orders is the same as searching for reservations; in both cases, the output list for the reservations is identical. If you reference a reservation when you post a goods movement, you should be careful to reference the correct reservation (receipt or issue). You can carry out the posting regardless of whether it is a receipt reservation or an issue reservation.
- If you have called up the search function, enter your search criteria in the dialog box. The system displays the search result in a separate window at the bottom of the screen. You can use the functions of the ABAP List Viewer for the output of the search result. In this way, you can sort the documents found according to different criteria. To copy the documents to the item overview in order to process them, double-click.
- You can close the window containing the search results by choosing Close search result. You can show it again by choosing Display last search result.
- The search results disappear when you call up the transaction again.
- Enter Material, Vendor, Plant, and Storage Location
There are more options for entering data for the material, vendor, plant, and storage location. For example, if you do not know the exact storage location number, you just enter part of the storage location number or name and choose Continue. The system displays a dialog box containing all the storage locations in which the entered data appears.
- Select/Deselect Items and Copy Entries
- To post an item, you have to select each item to be posted using the OK indicator.
- In the item overview, you can also select or deselect several or all items at once. To do this, set the OK indicator for the first item to be selected or deselected and choose Copy cell contents. The system copies the set indicator from the current item to all items that are below it, even when these are outside the visible area of the item overview.
- Using this function for copying data that has been entered, you can copy your entries to all other fields that are ready for input (for example, the storage location, the entry quantity, or the stock type).
- Hold and Manage Data
- If you have to stop processing a goods movement before you have posted it, you can hold the data you have entered in the system without posting it. This means that the next time you use the transaction, you only have to call up the held data instead of having to re-enter it all.
- You can copy the data that you want to hold to the list of held data, by choosing Hold. You can view the list of held data by choosing Goods receipt → Held data. In this list, you can choose which data you want to continue processing. The last ten pieces of data you held are displayed in the overview tree; you can select them for further processing by double-clicking on the item.
- Held data is automatically deleted when you continue to process the goods movement.
- For frequently recurring transactions/events, it is possible to use held data as a reference that will not be deleted after the recall.
- You can delete the held data you no longer require by choosing Goods receipt → Held data. You can delete held data that is no longer required for all users at once using the report Manage Held Data (MMIM_PREDOC_MAINTAIN).
- Check Documents and Evaluate Error Log
The system does not issue any warning messages or error messages while you are entering a goods movement. If you want to know for which items the system issued a warning or error message before you post the goods movements, choose Check. The system displays all the warning messages and error messages in a dialog box. If you save the document immediately by choosing Post, you only obtain a dialog box with an error log containing the warning and error messages if any were issued. After you have checked a document for the first time, the item overview contains a new column, Status, which displays the check results for each item via a traffic light symbol. To go to the error log for this item, choose the button.
- Display Material Master Record and Vendor Master Record
If you require more data for a material or vendor, you can go to the respective master record by double-clicking the corresponding field. You can also display the detail data for user names and account assignments by double-clicking them.
Monitor Order Progress (CO46) SAP GUI for HTML Application
The Monitor Order Progress application is based on the SAP transaction
CO46, which enables you to monitor order progress. SAP transaction
CO46 is classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Production Orders.
- Search for orders.
- Review required lists, including order header and components lists.
Confirm Process Order Phase (COR6N) SAP GUI for HTML Application
The Confirm Process Order Phase application is based on the SAP transaction
COR6N, which enables you to access a single screen entry of confirmation documents. SAP transaction
COR6N is classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Process Order.
- Access confirmation documents including:
- Processing status of order
- Individual capacities
- Record time in the time ticket confirmation. Record either:
- Default times for machine and labor usage
- Actual times for major deviations
- Backflushed materials are automatically posted during respective phase confirmations
- Confirm production
- Post scrap quantities (optional)
- Confirm milestones (phases)
- Costs and activity quantities are recalculated in proportion to the yield quantity in the final confirmation
Display Process Order Confirmation (CORT) SAP GUI for HTML Application
The Display Process Order Confirmation application is based on the SAP transaction
CORT, which enables you to display and review confirmations for process orders. SAP transaction
CORT is classified in the Production Planning and Control module under the application component Process Order.
- Search for confirmations
- Users with permission can review and check confirmations
Material Scrap (F2035) - Maximum Deviation SAP Fiori App
With this app, you can compare actual scrap figures recorded in the production confirmations with the expected scrap that was defined in the material. It allows you to implement a feedback loop for updating the expected scrap percentage in the material. The app shows the materials where the expected scrap percentage most differs from the actual scrap percentage.
- Create your own visual alerts on KPI tiles for a specific time period and other related features.
- See real-time data from different perspectives or dimensions.
- Navigate with context transfers between chart views and mini tiles.
- Make selections in charts and other representations.
- Use the following automatically calculated fields:
- Expected scrap percentage of material.
- Actual scrap percentage of material.
- Actual yield percentage of material.
- Actual rework percentage of material.
This app uses the following CDS views: