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Background documentationProduction Data Structure Generated from ERP Master Data

 

A structure generated from a production version or a bill of material in SAP ERP that contains information about the production cycle and the component assignment for the production of a product; the production data structure can be used in SAP APO as a source of supply for in-house production. The production data structure (PDS) is generated when master data is transferred from SAP ERP to SAP APO from the SAP APO Core Interface.

 

You can use the PDS generated from ERP data, the PDS generated from iPPE data, and the production process model (PPM) as a source of supply for in-house production in Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling (PP/DS), in Supply Network Planning (SNP), in Capable-to-Match Planning (CTM), and Demand Planning (DP).

Structure

The production data structure consists of the following:

  • List of components with the following information:

    • Consumed total quantity

    • Type of consumption

    • Assignment to activities

  • List of available capacities with reference to resources

  • List of activities with data for setup

  • List of modes with data for duration and assignment to activities

  • Relationships

Integration

  • The production data structure (PDS) is generated during the transfer of master data from the connected SAP ERP system from the SAP APO Core Interface in SAP APO. The production data structure can be generated from the following master data from SAP ERP:

    • Production version with routing and BOM

    • Production version based on a master recipe

    • Bill of material (for phantom assemblies)

  • In SAP APO, you cannot change the data that are contained in the production data structure. You can display the data. On the SAP Easy Access SAP Supply Chain Management screen, choose Start of the navigation path Advanced Planning and Optimization Next navigation step Master Data Next navigation step Production Data Structure (PDS) Next navigation step Display Production Data Structures End of the navigation path.

  • If you wish to change the PDS data, you must change the data in SAP ERP and then generate the production data structure again using SAP APO CIF.

  • When transferring using SAP APO CIF, the production data structure is created in the model 000 and the active planning version 000. On the SAP Easy Access screen in SAP ERP, choose Start of the navigation path Logistics Next navigation step Central Functions Next navigation step Supply Chain Planning Interface Next navigation step Core Interface Advanced Planner and Optimizer Next navigation step Integration Model Next navigation step Change Transfer Next navigation step Production Data Structure (PDS) Next navigation step Transfer Production Data Structure (PDS) End of the navigation path to assign a different planning version to the PDS.

    Note Note

    If you are using the production data structure, you can implement the following Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) in SAP APO that can be applied to the generation and explosion:

    • /SAPAPO/CURTO_CREATE Enhancement When Creating a PP/DS PDS (ERP) (Generation)

    • /SAPAPO/CURTO_SNP Enhancements When Creating an SNP PDS (ERP) (Generation)

    • /SAPAPO/CULLRTOSNP Change SNP/CTM Production Data Structure Data (Generation)

    • /SAPAPO/CULLRTOEXPL Enhancements for PP/DS PDS (Explosion)

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  • So that the system uses the PDS generated from ERP data during planning in PP/DS, SNP, CTM, and DP in SAP APO, you must set plan explosion 5 Production Data Structure Generated from ERP in the location product master of the product.

For more information, see Integration of Production Data Structures.

Note Note

If you are using Integrated Product and Process Engineering (iPPE) in SAP APO, you must generate the production data structure from iPPE data in SAP APO. For more information, see Generating Production Data Structures from iPPE Data.

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Constraints

Alternate sequences, as functioning in SAP ERP routings, are not supported in integrated SAP APO orders (see SAP Note 437400Information published on SAP site).