Introducing Production Capacity Planning and Evaluation (31L)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce production capacity planning and evaluation (31L)

Introduction to Production Capacity Planning and Evaluation (31L)

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

  1. Navigate to SAP Signavio Process Navigator.
  2. Scroll down to the recently added solution scenarios and choose the SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition entry.
  3. In the left area, choose the tab Solution process and select the business area entry Manufacturing.
  4. In list on the right, search for the solution process of interest.
  5. Select the solution process to view the details and the process flow and scroll down to the Accelerator section to access the test script.
You can ignore the SAP Cloud ALM version of test scripts at this point.


This scope item enables quick capacity evaluation and planning for make-to-stock scenarios in Discrete and Process Manufacturing. You can determine the industry type selection and displayed data in the app settings.

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. All orders and operations that are planned with the MRP are allocated to the required capacities. Production planners can evaluate the capacity utilization for a defined time horizon and execute manual changes in orders to resolve upcoming bottleneck situations in the defined area of responsibility.

Key Process Steps

  • Evaluate capacity load

  • Apply changes to available capacity to meet the production requirements


  • Get overview and transparency of capacity load and critical situations

  • Gain insight into the KPIs for capacity load and backlog

  • View a graphical presentation of utilization per work center/resource

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