Product Lifecycle Management Blogs by SAP
Dive into product lifecycle management news, learn about digitalizing PLM for the digital supply chain, and stay informed with product updates from SAP.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Planned orders play a crucial role in repetitive manufacturing, where production is based on quantity rather than order-based production orders.

This blog post will show you a detailed demo video of Planned Orders from SAP S/4HANA execution in SAP Digital Manufacturing and provide an in-depth understanding of how planned orders can be setup and executed in SAP Digital Manufacturing.


Planned Orders

Planned orders are used for manufacturing a specific quantity within a defined time frame, typically with simple routings that don't necessarily change over time.

They can be integrated with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA, enabling Planned Orders Download, and sending yield and scrap confirmations back.

The following features are supported:

  • Order Download

  • Yield & Scrap confirmation posting

  • Goods Issue via backflush posting


Currently, there are certain restrictions in place for planned orders within SAP Digital Manufacturing:

  • Batch management for material isn't supported

  • Direct goods issue of components to the ERP system isn't supported

  • Order update from the integrated ERP system isn't supported

See Note #3338460 for more information on Planned Order Schedule Download.

Creating and Transferring Planned Orders

Planned Orders can be created in SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA at MD11 t-code and transferred to SAP Digital Manufacturing for execution via DRF.

To create Planned Orders manually, open MD11 t-code, inform a Planned Order Profile, select the material to be produced, select an MRP Area, inform Order Quantity and Start Date and press Enter, click “Schedule Planned Order” to Schedule it and save it.

Once saved, Planned Orders should be automatically transferred to SAP Digital Manufacturing and should be seen in Integration Message Dashboard (IMD) app, so they can be released in Manage Orders app and executed in POD.

To have planned orders properly transferred, the technical infrastructure between the integrated ERP system and SAP Digital Manufacturing must be set up using Application Link Enabling (ALE) and the Data Replication Framework (DRF) for the LOIPLO02 IDoc. For more information, see Data Replication Framework.

In addition, INBOUND PROCESSOR iFlow in SAP Cloud Integration must be activated. See Configure Inbound Processor iFlow and Configure Initial Parameters iFlow for more details.

Other key prerequisite includes creating and transferring beforehand all master data like material master records, BOM and Routing (optional), and Work Centers to SAP Digital Manufacturing.

Scrap Confirmations

Scrap confirmations are transferred from SAP Digital Manufacturing to SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA after an SFC has been scrapped in POD.

Proper configuration is needed, such as configuring COLLABORATION_PLANNED_ORDER_SCRAP_CONFIRMATION collaboration link with ERP_PLANNED_ORDER_SCRAP_CONFIRMATION collaboration directive for scrap confirmation.

Yield Confirmation

Yield confirmations are transferred from SAP Digital Manufacturing to SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA after an SFC has been completed in POD.

Proper configuration is needed, such as configuring COLLABORATION_PLANNED_ORDER_YIELD_CONFIRMATION collaboration link with ERP_PLANNED_ORDER_YIELD_CONFIRMATION collaboration directive for yield confirmation.


Planned orders in SAP Digital Manufacturing are essential for managing repetitive manufacturing processes.

By understanding the integration process, transferring planned orders, and managing yield and scrap confirmations, businesses can optimize their manufacturing operations and streamline communication between SAP Digital Manufacturing and SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA for repetitive manufacturing.

Experiencing SAP Digital Manufacturing

You can have a glimpse and experience several aspects of SAP Digital Manufacturing via the Interactive Value Journeys below:

Discrete within SAP Digital Manufacturing and S/4HANA Cloud
Process Industry within SAP Digital Manufacturing and S/4HANA Cloud
Tool Management within SAP Digital Manufacturing
Resource Orchestration within SAP Digital Manufacturing
Production Process Design within SAP Digital Manufacturing
Shop Floor Orchestration with SAP Digital Manufacturing
Time Tracking within SAP Digital Manufacturing
SAP Digital Manufacturing for Insights
Nonconformances Processes within SAP Digital Manufacturing


Do you like this post? Please let me know in the comments section what you think. Any feedback is highly appreciated.

Or, if you have any questions, please check SAP Community Q&A Area, or comment down below.


Manoel Costa