Discrete Manufacturing Process
This manufacturing process is nothing but a assembling manufacturing process for example manufacturing of a cycle we need subcomponents like seat, rim, handle, peddle, chain, stand etc… and we can assemble and if you want to disassemble the assembly cycle we can get back the subcomponents.
Discrete is the terminology given by SAP but normally we called this process as a assembly manufacturing process.
The master data we maintain in discrete manufacturing process is material master, BOM, work center and routing (task list and the order we create is production order.
Example: Manufacturing a cycle or a motor cycle or cars
Process Manufacturing Process
This manufacturing process is used for process industries for example: food, chemical, Pharma, mining industries where once the finished product is produced we cannot dis assemble the subcomponents used or involved to the get the finished product therefore we called this process manufacturing process.
The master data we maintain in process manufacturing process is material master, BOM,work center (resource – resource category should take processing unit normally) and routing (master recipe – additional functionalities include process management and PI sheets) and the order we create is process order.
Example: food – biscuits, ice creams etc …
Chemical – chemical preparations – liquids, acids etc…
Pharma – tablets, Syrup etc…
Steps to perform PP PI Process
Create a material master with FERT material type by selecting the extra views like – 10 – MM01
Create BOM – CS01
Create Resource – CRC1, C2, C3
Create master recipe – C201, 202, 203
Phases describes the details steps of the operation
Create PIR – MD61
Run MRP – MD02
Process the planned orders – MD04
Convert planned order to process order – COR7
Manual creation of the process order – COR1, 2, 3
Release Process Order – COR2
GI wref to process order – MB1A / 261
Confirmation of the process order – COR6N / CORK
GR wref to process order – MIGO / MB31