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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


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)



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)


Sales information

Sales orders, material

Area to Analyze (Cluster)


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)


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


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)



Notification analysis - quality management


Error analysis - notifications

Inspection lots

Material analysis - inspection lots