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Extended Order Generation

Purpose
Extended Order Generation (EOG) is an enhancement to order generation in the area of Production
Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS). It makes it possible to plan production in which one product is
split (by cutting or slitting, for example) into several other products.


In your foil production, foil rolls with dimensions 3 x 10,000 m (jumbo rolls) are
cut to 3 x 500 m winding rolls.
Compared to the standard function in Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS), Extended
Order Generation offers the following advantages:
Optimized selection of the production receipts that are to cover the order requirement
Determination of offcuts
Characteristics (with assigned values) of receipts and offcuts
Implementation Considerations
To be able to use Extended Order Generation, you require the following systems:
SAP R/3 System Release 4.6C or later, and Industry Business Solution SAP Mill Products
Release IS-MP 46C1
SAP APO System Release SAP APO 3.1 or later
Integration
You can use Extended Order Generation for order generation in Production Planning and Detailed
Scheduling (PP/DS). If you start Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS) directly from the
ATP check, you can also use Extended Order Generation within the ATP check.

To do this, choose General Settings Maintain Check Instructions in
Customizing for the Global Available-to-Promise (Global ATP Check) and then
choose the setting Production first for Start product.
Features
You can use Extended Order Generation to generate orders with a special structure. You may need to do
this when planning production in which the splitting up of one product produces another product.
An Extended Order Generation order (EOG order) can contain one operation for dividing up one
product and one for dividing up the relevant requirement, as only the characteristics of a receipt can be
propagated in the direction of manufacture (see Bottom-Up Characteristic Propagation). If offcuts are also
created when the initial product is split to create the required product, an EOG order will generally have
more than one receipt node. In the production order in the SAP R/3 System, the offcuts are represented
as co-products with negative quantities.
Extended Order Generation comprises the following individual functions:
Stock Search in Extended Order Generation
Using the stock search in Extended Order Generation, the system determines product
receipts that have characteristic value assignments that make them suitable for the
manufacture of the required product.
Requirements/Stock Comparison
The system taking account of the required criteria defined by customer-specific logic
uses the requirements/stock comparison to look for receipts that could cover the valuated
requirement. It uses an iterative procedure to compare the receipts it found with the
requirement, and uses the characteristics of the requirement and receipts to assess
whether a receipt can be used to cover the requirement.
Bottom-Up Characteristic Propagation
In Bottom-Up Characteristic Propagation, the SAP APO System passes on
characteristics value assignments of the requirement to the receipts. This type of
characteristic propagation makes it possible to calculate the offcuts that may result, for
example.
Determination of Offcuts
With this function, the SAP APO System uses the relevant characteristic value
assignments to calculate the offcuts that may occur in production.

For further information on the process, see Process Flow in Extended Order Generation.
Constraints
Extended Order Generation has the following constraints:
You cannot change the number and type of activities or the requirement and receipt nodes
manually.
In an EOG order, only one product can be divided up, as Bottom-Up Characteristic Propagation
can only propagate the characteristics of one receipt in the direction of production.
It is not possible to have operations running in parallel in an EOG order.
Once a material has been assigned in batch determination in the SAP R/3 System, the order is
not automatically revised in the SAP APO System.



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