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It is sometimes necessary during or at end of a production process to execute additional operations in order to improve components or products with insufficient quality. These additional processing steps are referred to as rework.

Example Example

You have a production order for 20 shafts. After a turning operation you carry out an inspection operation to check the tolerances. % shafts are found to be outside the tolerances. By reworking you can enter these 5 pieces as yield. You therefore insert a rework operation where the 5 pieces are turned a second time

End of the example.


You can incorporate rework into the production process in the following ways:

  • You can insert additional operations into the production order where rework is required

  • You can insert a reference operation set

  • You can create a separate production order without a material and assign it to the original production order

Planned Rework

If rework frequently occurs at particular points in the production process, you can assign trigger points to operations, which then automatically trigger the following functions when a status changes (for example, when a confirmation is entered):

  • Insertion of reference operation set via trigger point

  • Creation of rework order via trigger point

For more information about handling and maintaining trigger points, refer to the SAP Library Trigger Points .