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Production Capacity Evaluation

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 Covered

  • 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 on capacity load and backlog
  • View a graphical presentation of utilization per work center/resource

Where is Production Capacity Evaluation(31L) 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 Production Capacity Evaluation (31L)

Find below the process flow of the scope item Production Capacity Evaluation as it is defined for release S4H-OP-2009.


Ref: Manufacturing of S4H-OP-2009

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