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This process describes how to create or change a routing or rate routing.

Editing a routing is often a very simple process consisting of only a few steps, which can all be carried out by a single person. Sometimes however, the process is more complicated, for instance if the production of a material is planned by several departments according to their own business points of view.

This process documentation describes those aspects of editing routings and rate routings that are generally the most important. Possibly some of the steps described here are not so important for your individual needs.

For more detailed information about the individual process steps, refer to the special process documentation


For information about the prerequisites for individual process steps, refer to the relevant process documentation.

Process flow

Note Note

This process is valid for both routings and rate routings. For simplicity’s sake only routings are discussed in the following topic.

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  1. You create a routing by first entering only the data that is absolutely essential.

  2. If required, you can assign one or more materials to the routing.

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    You can also assign materials in the first step. This could be useful, if for instance you know from the start that a certain material is to be assigned to the routing.

    You can also assign materials later. However you can only carry out certain steps after you have assigned material to a routing.

  4. You edit the routing header.

  5. You design the basics of the production process by creating one or more sequences of operations.

  6. According to your needs, you can carry out the following steps in which ever order you like.

  7. – You plan the usage of material components in production.

    – For in-house operations you plan the use of work centers.

  8. If you want to schedule a routing (see process step 9), enter the following detailed data for the operations:

  9. – For in-house operations you enter standard values and if necessary user fields with extra data that is not included in the standard system.

    – For externally processed operations you enter the details of the vendor. You can do this by entering a purchasing info record. (See general operation data.)

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    Please note that this data is also taken into account in product costing and capacity planning.

  10. If you intend to inspect the quality during production, you enter the inspection specifications and if necessary the PRTs that you need as test equipment.

  11. You check the consistency of the routing data.

  12. You schedule the routing.

  13. If necessary you transfer the scheduling results to the material master record of the material to be produced. This data forms the basis for determining basic dates in material requirements planning.

  14. After you have finished editing the routing, you release it for use in production orders and/or costing. You set this status in the general header data.

  15. You save the routing.