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An order or task list is scheduled to determine dates for all of its operations. In addition, capacity requirements are determined by scheduling.

Scheduling can be order-related or non order-related:

For additional information about order-related scheduling, refer to the R/3 Library PP Production Orders and PP Material Requirements Planning.

Control Key

The control key of an operation influences scheduling in the following ways:

Rules for Calculating Times

If times that are calculated in scheduling correspond to work start, work finish or midnight, the following rules apply:

This is necessary to make sure that the finish time is not before the start time.


The following sections describe the features in scheduling and the factors that are taken into account and influence the calculation of the dates:


See also:

Example: Calculating Operation Dates


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