SAP PP supports functions for the overall level of manufacturing output and other activities to best satisfy the current planned levels of sales (sales plan or forecasts), while meeting general business objectives of profitability, competitive customer lead times as expressed in the overall business plan. One of its primary purposes is to establish production rates that will achieve management’s objective of satisfying customer demand, by maintaining, raising or lowering inventories or backlogs, while usually attempting to keep the workforce relatively stable.
Some of the sub-components of SAP PP module are:
- Production Planning
- Sales and Operations Planning
- Material Requirements Planning
- Process Order
- Process Management
- Product Cost Planning