Last updated on September 23, 2020
Beginning S/4HANA 1709, SAP has introduced brand new functionality in the manufacturing line of business known as Production Engineering and Operations (PEO). With this new functionality, SAP brings in the much-needed features required to model the production process in more detail and aids in providing more detailed process instructions to the production operators. It also enables us to verify that the production process has been appropriately executed and record production progress data. SAP PEO offers functionality that addresses the business needs of the following roles:
Though SAP PEO offers functionality catering to both Production Engineering and Production Operations, this blog will focus on the master data in the Production Engineering & Operation.
Master data in PEO, leverages the existing SAP Production Planning master data objects such as Bill of Materials (BOMs), Routings and Production Versions, and makes a complete overhaul to the structure of BOMs and shop floor routings that are version managed in PEO. We will look at the BOMs master data object in detail below and the other objects in subsequent blogs,
Version managed Shop Floor Routing:
The new shop floor routing is a version-controlled routing that enables additional capabilities in the operations. In a version-managed shop floor routing, every routing version has its own release status. A released routing version is a consistent model of a product’s operations and activities. Only released routing versions can be used in production execution and cannot be changed whereas, a new routing version needs to be created to incorporate any further changes to the routing. Changes can only be made to the new routing version until it is released. However, it cannot be used in production execution while still in the status “in process”, which guarantees consistent routings in production execution.
PEO Shop floor routings enable capturing more level of detail with the introduction of the “Operation Activity” under an operation that provides the flexibility to capture the detailed process execution steps. Every routing operation can have one or multiple operation activities.
The table below shows the key differences between Classical and Shop Floor Routing,
|Attributes||Classical Routing||Shop Floor Routing|
|Identification||Identified by group and group counter for task list type N.||Identified by group and group counter+ version.|
|Change states||In the case of routings with history, the change states are identified using ECNs.||No change states of routing. Each version is a unique instance of the routing. Any change in one routing version does not affect other version.|
|Edit control||Routing is always open for editing. ECNs are used to ensure the date effectivity of change states.||On release, a routing version is frozen and cannot be changed. If changes are required, a new version of the routing gets created by copying the previous version.|
|Routing determination for production||Applicability of routing for production gets determined by production version, but applicable operations are determined based on production date.||Which routing version and BOM version are getting used for production is decided by the production version. No further determination of BOM components and routing operations according to the production date.|
|Parameter effectivity||Supported||Unitized parameter effectivity supported from 1809 OP.|
|App access||Accessible using legacy SAPGUI transactions.||It can be accessed using the new Manage Shop Floor Routings app and using the SAP GUI transaction (MSFR4).|
Operation activities enable you to define detailed work instructions for production operators while allowing maintenance of scheduling and costing at the operation level. The following additional functions can be maintained in the shop floor routing at the operation activity level; we will look at each of these in detail,
Shop Floor Routing – Operation Activities:
Shop Floor Routing – Component Allocation:
Shop Floor Routing – PRTs and Documents:
Shop Floor Routing – Qualifications:
Shop Floor Routing – Buyoffs:
Shop Floor Routing – Inspection Characteristics:
Shop Floor Routing – Work Instructions
Shop Floor Routing – Work instructions with embedded data collection:
Shop Floor Routing – Action Handler:
Shop Floor Routing – Compare Routing Versions:
With the PEO functionality, SAP has provided a new app, “Manage Production Version”, to handle the version controls of the BOMs and shop floor routings. With S/4HANA production version is the only source of supply for in-house manufacturing, and it is mandatory.
This blog is an effort to introduce the audience to the scope of PEO functionality and the new master data objects that come along with it. With this solution, SAP is now offering a way to model the detailed production execution process within the core of S/4HANA. PEO enables the operator to be provided with detailed work instructions to be presented on a single screen while working on the shop floor. This solution offers the small and medium enterprise customers an alternative to the MES system and yet achieve the detailed shop floor execution process.
Reference : https://www.dmc-group.com/dmc-ortim/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/07/S4-PEO-1809-L2.pdf
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