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 MRP Controller

Technical name: SAP_BW_0ROLE_0061

Task Area

The MRP controller is responsible for material requirements planning and material availability.

They ensure that the materials required to manufacture finished products or superior assemblies are available on time. They evaluate the material requirements planning that generates receipts (order proposals) for customer requirements and the planned independent requirements of the finished products. As a result of these receipts, secondary requirements are created for the subordinate assembly or materials that must in turn be covered by receipts.

Depending on the company structure, the MRP controller can be responsible for the material availability for the entire production chain of a product as well as for the material availability of certain production levels.

They can use key figures such as range of coverage and exception messages to help them complete their tasks.

The MRP controller's tasks include:

  • Executing and monitoring material requirements planning

  • Converting order proposals

  • Monitoring stocks and range of coverage

Structure

Tasks in the Business Information Warehouse

The MRP controller monitors stocks, carries out order and material analyses, operation and work center analyses, as well as quality analyses. To accomplish these tasks, BW provides Business Content information in the form of workbooks. Each task corresponds to a cluster of one or more workbooks. The workbooks contain one or more queries that yield the relevant information. The tasks (clusters) are logically grouped together into task areas (subchannels). The following workbooks are available for the MRP controller:

Area to Analyze (Cluster)

Workbook

Stocks

Quantity-based warehouse stock

 

Value-based warehouse stock

 

Period-dependent requirements coverage

 

Obsolete warehouse stock

 

Range of coverage - quantity

 

Range of coverage raw materials - quantity

 

Range of coverage finished products - quantity

 

Range of coverage raw materials - value

 

Range of coverage - value

 

Range of coverage - value

 

Material stock and movements

Area to Analyze (Cluster)

Workbook

Sales information

Sales orders, material

Area to Analyze (Cluster)

Workbook

Changes to stock

Material movements

 

Inventory turnover

 

Consignment stock, receipts and issues

 

Evaluated stock, receipts and issues

 

Material consumption

 

Material consumption, repetitive manufacturing

 

Target/actual material consumption

 

Order quantities

Production Analyses

Area to Analyze (Cluster)

Workbook

Capacity analyses

Capacity load utilization, basis confirmation date

 

Capacity load utilization, basis confirmation date

Duration and schedule deviation

Negative and positive schedule deviation, order view

 

Schedule and lead time deviation, order view

 

Lead time production

 

Scheduling deviations, overall and detailed

 

Exact lead/execution times, order view

Quantities

Order quantities

 

Plan realization

 

Target/actual material consumption

Combination quantities/times

Schedule and scrap deviation, order view

 

Quantity, scrap and lead time deviation, order view

Period-specific actual data

Goods receipt quantity and scrap

 

Material consumption

Quality Analyses

Area to Analyze (Cluster)

Workbook

Notifications

Notification analysis - quality management

 

Error analysis - notifications

Inspection lots

Material analysis - inspection lots