Delivery Schedule


Document sent by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) or fax to the component supplier to release a quantity of the material or materials outlined in the scheduling agreement.

The delivery schedule contains information on delivery quantities and dates. A new delivery schedule replaces, in part or completely, the previous delivery schedule with regard to date and quantity.

In the more general context of outline agreements, delivery schedules may be referred to as scheduling agreement releases.


The various types of delivery schedules, their structure and usage, are defined by the VDA (German Automobile Suppliers Association), the AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group), and Odette guidelines.

There are three types of delivery schedules available in the SAP System:

  • Forecast delivery schedules (FRC)

    The VDA recommends that short, medium, and long-term requirements concerning delivery quantities and dates be sent to you in a forecast delivery schedule.

    The customer normally enters weekly, or monthly schedule lines in this type of delivery schedule. However, the customer may decide to enter daily schedule lines here instead of using a JIT delivery schedule.

    You can use the forecast delivery schedule as a basis for planning production and sales, and for controlling shipping. The forecast delivery schedule can refer to a scheduling agreement or purchase order.

  • Just-in-time delivery schedules (JIT)

    The JIT delivery schedule is much like the forecast delivery schedule except that it is more suitable for short-term requirements (exact-to-the-minute, in some cases).

    You can use it for fine-tuning production and shipping.

  • Planning delivery schedules (PLN)

    The planning d elivery schedule is an internal schedule based on the forecast delivery schedule.It is used to fine-tune requirements planning by:

Limiting the planning period of schedule lines in forecast delivery schedules

Breaking down the weekly or monthly schedule lines sent in by the customer into daily requirements

For information on how these delivery schedules work together in the scheduling agreement, see Combining Delivery Schedules and Setting Requirements and Delivery Relevance .

There is another type of document that resembles a delivery schedule. Delivery orders , which are based on the Material Information System ,are not delivery schedules per se. They are used in a similar way to JIT delivery schedules, however.


To access a delivery schedule, mark a scheduling agreement item and choose Start of the navigation path Goto Next navigation step Item Next navigation step <Delivery schedule>. End of the navigation path

The following data is displayed in the delivery schedule tabstrip :

  • Delivery schedule number and date

  • A wide range of standard cumula tive quantities

  • Delivery information

    To display deliveries for the delivery schedule, choose Deliveries on the delivery schedule tabstrip.

    In scheduling agreements involving external agents, the system displays deliveries made to the customer by external agents as consignment issues.

  • Correction delivery information

    To display or create correction deliveries, choose Corr. delivery on the delivery schedule tabstrip.

  • An analysis function

  • Information at a glance

    To display a summary of delivery schedule data, choose Short disp. on the delivery schedule tabstrip.

  • Schedule lines

    Choose DlvSch.Hdr on the delivery schedule tabstrip to access the delivery schedule header .The following data is displayed here:

  • Information on quantities received by the customer

  • Information on the customer fiscal year and cumulative quantities reset due to a year change

  • A wide range of cumulative go-ahead quantities

  • Notes on the delivery schedule