Integration Management with SAP R/3
Production order used for discrete manufacturing.
Production orders can only be processed and confirmed in the R/3 system. Planned orders that were created in APO are converted to production orders in the R/3 system. The current production order data relevant for planning is transferred from the R/3 system to APO.
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