Introducing Make-to-Stock Production – Discrete Manufacturing (BJ5)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce make-to-stock production – discrete manufacturing (BJ5)

Introduction to Make-to-Stock Production – Discrete Manufacturing (BJ5)

How to Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Scope Item Process Flows and Test Scripts

  1. Navigate to SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition for Enterprise Management.
  2. Select a country localization from the Version dropdown list.
  3. If necessary, select the Login icon in the upper left corner to log in.
  4. Go to the Accelerators section and, under General Documents, choose the link SAP Best Practices content library.
  5. Select the relevant scope option checkboxes to filter information and locate scope item test scripts and process flows.
Ignore the BPMN2 version of process flows.


  • This scope item enables production planning in make-to-stock scenarios for a serial-number-managed finished good.

  • The process starts with the creation of a demand forecast for finished goods represented by Planned Independent Requirements (PIRs). Based on PIRs, Material Requirements Planning (MRP) creates a production plan for finished goods and explodes the entire bill of material structure. As a result, semifinished component production and raw material demand is planned. Production planners can analyze and manually change the planned order-based production plan.

  • Raw material demand leads to purchase requisitions that trigger alternative procurement scenarios referenced in this scope item.

  • The production process itself is entirely covered by using the conversion of planned into production orders, order release, material staging and picking, confirmation of order operations, and goods receipt posting. Order-based target and actual cost is created, ensuring fully integrated material and value streams.

Key Process Steps Covered

  • Process planned independent requirements

  • Execute material requirements planning and evaluation of stock requirement list

  • Execute production order processing: Material staging, order release, order confirmation, material movement postings for goods issue and goods receipt including available-to-promise checks

  • Run scrap reports optionally after production


  • Trigger production execution with a production plan

  • Explode the bill of material automatically when running the MRP

  • Calculate target costs during order creation

  • Improve usability with intuitive confirmation of production operations

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