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Make-to-Stock Production – Repetitive Manufacturing

Repetitive Manufacturing is commonly used when a production process meets the following criteria:

The same or similar products are produced over a lengthy period. The products produced are not manufactured in individually defined lots. Instead, a total quantity is produced over a certain period at a certain rate. The items produced always follow the same sequence through the machines and work centers in production. Routings tend to be simple and do not vary greatly.

This scenario starts with Planned Independent requirements (PIR). These are used to perform demand management functions. Material Requirements Planning (MRP) generates planned orders for the material to be produced. By using the planning table, planning the production of materials and capacity on the production lines can be completed. The confirmation of Repetitive Manufacturing triggers multiple activities, such as finished product goods receipt, backflush of component materials, and posting of costs to cost collector.


Key Process Steps Covered

  • Creation of planned independent requirements
  • Planning of material requirements at plant level
  • Adjustment of planning in planning table
  • Checking range of stock coverage
  • Material staging
  • Confirmation of assembly activities and repetitive manufacturing backflush
  • Post processing of error records


  • Make-to-stock production based on run schedules without reference to sales orders
  • Simplified handling of the production process with full cost control
  • Confirmation of assembly activities without using production or process orders

Where is Make-to-Stock Production – Repetitive Manufacturing(BJH) being used?

This Scope item is used in the following way:

  • As a core function of Production Operations within Manufacturing Scope Item Group
  • As a core function of Production Planning within Manufacturing Scope Item Group

Process flow of Make-to-Stock Production – Repetitive Manufacturing (BJH)

Find below the process flow of the scope item Make-to-Stock Production – Repetitive Manufacturing as it is defined for release S4H-OP-2009.


Ref: Manufacturing of S4H-OP-2009

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