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The intention of this process documentation is to introduce you to routing maintenance.It describes the process you must follow to create or change the basic structure of a routing. Having carried out these steps, you can complete the data for the various specialist areas


The following data has been created in the system:

  • The change master record for routings requiring a history

    For more information, see the SAP Library Engineering Change Management (LO-ECH) under Maintaining a Change Master Record

  • For routings that you want to assign to a revision level, the corresponding revision level for the material to be produced.

    For more information, see the SAP Library Engineering Change Management (LO-ECH) under   Maintaining a Change Master   Assigning a Revision Level to a Material.  

  • The master records of the work centers used in the routings

Process Flow

  1. Depending on the activity you want to carry out, you choose one of the following


    – Create routing

    – Create routing by copying

    – Change routing recipe

  2. You enter the initial data required for routing maintenance. This includes:

    – When you create a routing, the group to which the routing is to belong

    – When you change a routing, the group or material together with the plant for which the routing is to be selected

    – When creating or changing a routing, the validity period for which you want to maintain the routing

    Depending on the change procedure required, you proceed as follows (refer to Change Management )

    Change procedure

    Maintain the routing

    Without history

    key date

    With history

    With a change master record (change number)

    With history for revision level

    For the relevant revision level of the material to be produced

  3. You enter the header data for the routing. You specify, for instance:

    – Where the routing can be used (for instance, in production or the maintenance department)

    – The routing status (for example, Created )

    – The responsible planner

  4. You represent the individual process steps in your routing as follows:

    – For each self-contained process steps you create an operation.

    – For partial steps you create suboperations.

    When maintaining operations and suboperations, you specify, for example, the control key that determines their business relevance.

  5. You save the routing