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Predictive Material and Resource Planning

Predictive Material and Resource Planning (pMRP) enables you to create, schedule, and evaluate pMRP simulations that support you in taking informed decisions for your production planning.

You can create and schedule pMRP simulations with your top-level demands and resource constraints. During the simulation creation, the system creates simplified data, based on your forecasted product demand and master data for material- and resource-planning, which is used as reference data in pMRP.

After the creation, you can process and evaluate your simulation. It´s ensured that the number of capacity issues and a delivery performance KPI are constantly up to date to enable you to compare your simulated changes so you can assess the impact of changes to your simulation.

Finally, after you decide which simulation is best for your production plan, you can take over the resulting component demand and release it to your operational data as planned independent requirements.

Key Process Steps Covered

  • Create planned independent requirements
  • Schedule pMRP simulation creation
  • Evaluate and process pMRP simulations
  • Check and (if desired) apply changes to planned independent requirements


  • Simulate MRP runs to evaluate impacts of possible changes to production plans
  • Helps you create optimized production plans by giving the ability to make informed decisions for changes based on the simulations

Where is Predictive Material and Resource Planning(4B5) being used?

This Scope item is used in the following way:

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

Process flow of Predictive Material and Resource Planning (4B5)

Find below the process flow of the scope item Predictive Material and Resource Planning as it is defined for release S4H-OP-2009.


Ref: Manufacturing of S4H-OP-2009

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