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Function documentationTransfer of Direct Labor Records


You can use this function to transfer the direct labor records from SAP ME to SAP ERP. For more information about direct labor, see Labor Charge Code.


  • You have transferred the material master records for the output material and all the components (see Material Transfer).

  • You have created a BOM and a routing for the output material (see Steps in Creating a Simple Material BOM and Creating a Routing).

  • You have defined a Standard Value Key for the work center (transaction code CR01).

  • You have defined a work center at the routing steps of the routing that is associated with the material (transaction code CA01).

  • You have set up ALE communication to create and transmit LOIPRO IDocs (see Customizing for ALE for Communication with SAP ME).

  • You have defined DRF Replication Model to replicate LOIPRO02 IDocs (in Customizing for Production, choose Start of the navigation path Integration with a Manufacturing Execution System Next navigation step Basic Settings for MES Integration End of the navigation path). For information about SAP ERP versions supporting DRF, see SAP Note 1793291Information published on SAP site.

  • The Enable Labor Tracking system rule must be set to true in System Rule Maintenance (see Miscellaneous Rules).

  • You have defined standard value key activities for collecting distributed times in Standard Value Key Maintenance (see Standard Value Key Maintenance).

    Note that the sequence of activities for the Standard Value Key defined in SAP ME and SAP ERP must be the same.

  • You have assigned the standard value key to a routing step where users are to collect their distributed work times in Scheduling Standards Maintenance activity (see Scheduling Standards Maintenance).

    Note that the ERP standards defined at the Material-Routing level override those defined at the Routing level.

  • You have set up Labor Tracking (see Setting Up Labor Tracking).


  • In SAP ME, you enter values for the Standard Value Key activities during Production shop order execution in the Production Operator Dashboard (POD) on Labor Off. As a result, you can record the actual time that you spent at each routing step for the activities configured in Scheduling Standard Maintenance.

  • You run the ODSLaborRollup script or schedule to run it periodically. For more information, see Determining Labor Rules.

  • The supervisor reviews and approves the rolled-up labor records in Supervisor Time Edit (see Supervisor Time Edit and Approval).

    Note Note

    You can transfer direct labor records for a combination of the shop order and the reporting step to SAP ERP only if all of the following conditions are met:

    • The production order is imported from SAP ERP

    • The routing step (operation) has a reporting step

    • The routing step has a standard value key attached to it in Scheduling Standard Maintenance

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  • SAPMEINT correlates the direct labor records based on the user, the Production shop order, and the operation records in SAP ME.

  • SAPMEINT sends activity confirmation for the production order to SAP ERP.