You assign trigger points to operations in a routing in order to trigger certain functions in the production order later.
Trigger points can trigger functions when an operation’s status changes or when an operation is confirmed. The person making the confirmation decides if the function is triggered when the operation is confirmed.
Trigger points can trigger the following functions:
· Release succeeding operations
You can release all operations that follow the operation which has the trigger point assigned to it.
· Release up to stop indicator
You can release all operations up to and including the next operation for which the RelStop indicator is set.
· Release preceding operations
You can release all operations before the operation with the trigger point assigned to it.
· Create order by copying
You can create a new order. You can create a new order without reference to a material by copying a reference operation set.
· Insert reference operation set
You can insert a reference operation set into an existing order. To do this, you must enter the operations between which you would like to insert the reference operation set.
· Start workflow task (for example, send mail to a user)
Standard trigger points can be copied to create trigger points. If you copy a standard trigger point to create a trigger point, the system automatically transfers all necessary data from the standard trigger point into the trigger point you are creating. This reduces the time and work involved in creating a trigger point.
You can combine several standard trigger points into a trigger point group. If you copy from a trigger point group, the system automatically transfers all standard trigger points in the trigger point group to the operation. Using trigger point groups considerably reduces the time and work involved in creating trigger points.
You can maintain trigger point groups in Customizing.
For more information about trigger points, refer to the R/3 Library PP Production Orders.