Basel, CH – March 2023

Disassembly with Meat and Fish Management 3/4


In addition to the other applications such as Costing and Planning, cut lists are used in disassembly orders. These processes are used to perform disassembly in production and later evaluate yield and costs. The cut list serves as a multi-level inverse bill of material and usually contains all fresh meat components that can be produced from the corresponding inputs.


Disassembly Orders

Disassembly orders (DAO) are required to record input and output materials during Disassembly Process Entry (Inbound) and Disassembly Process Entry (Outbound). Disassembly orders are production orders which are specific to Meat and Fish Management and can be used only in Disassembly. As mentioned in the introduction, the orders are based on a cut list.


When creating a DAO, the cut list is copied, and its settings are applied. Based on the assignment of disassembly processes to individual cuts (master data), several disassembly orders for different areas such as Slaughtering, Cooling, Cutting, or even for different cutting belts can be created from one cut list.


There are several ways to create disassembly process orders:

  • Directly via the Create Disassembly Process function
  • Via an MRP calculation (push/pull planning)
  • Via a planning cockpit (the Meat and Fish Management solution comes with a template cockpit)
  • Automated (must be set individually as part of a customer project)

When a disassembly order is created, an SAP standard production order is generated at the same time (and with the same order number). This standard production order documents, among other things, the progress of the order (e.g., goods movements and cost situation) and is also required to be able to perform period-end closing operations for the order after all entries have been completed.


In the application Change Disassembly Orders, the cuts or the cut list can be adjusted without changing the original cuts or the original cut list. Conversely, changes in original cuts or in the original cut list do not affect the copy of the cut list used with the DAO.


A disassembly order has a header area with data such as order number, cut list, disassembly process and various tabs. Due to the large amount of information, only the most important data on the different tabs are listed. Also, the next newsletter will review the most important information for reporting.



  • General Information
    • Total amount
    • Basic start date, basic finish date
    • Profit center
    • Proof of origin
    • Various default values (price, costs, equivalences)
  • Cuts – quantity and price information, row by row per cut
  • Input – quantity and price information, row by row per cut – input material
  • Output – all relevant quantity and price information, row by row per output material
  • Controlling – overview of the calculations and entries made both in the plan and in the actuals
  • Long text
  • Disassembly plan



Disassembly Process Entry

A prerequisite for disassembly process entry is the presence of a disassembly order.

The recording of actual data on disassembly orders takes place:

  • Directly in SAP via the SAP GUI (SAP Graphical User Interface)
  • Using Softproviding DGA (Device Gateway Applet, e.g., DGA-TPE, DGA-TPA) applications, or
  • With Softproviding RAF (Remote Application Framework) applications

The corresponding data entry variants offer comprehensive selection possibilities, which allow you, for instance, to select only the corresponding (relevant) orders on a terminal.

So-called process data records are created with the entries for the disassembly order (input/output). These are updated in tables provided by Softproviding for data collection (especially table /SPDGS/PDAO). These data records are available there for further processing (e.g., inventory-relevant posting).


The actual data in the disassembly order is updated cumulatively per material. These actual quantities are updated at once with the entry in the disassembly order and displayed there immediately, so that the entries can be checked, and a target/actual comparison may be made. For more details, see our next newsletter.


There is a choice of different ways to record quantities

  • Cut – depending on the input/output, the corresponding cut is selected (a material can serve as input in multiple cuts, or it can be created from multiple cuts)
  • Material – depending on the input/output, corresponding materials are displayed for the disassembly order
  • Unplanned Material – the Unplanned button can be used to enter materials that are not planned or not included in the cut list onto the disassembly order (if allowed).




As part of the shop floor integration, devices like scanners, label printers or other systems such as material flow control systems can of course be connected to request boxes or transport them away or print labels.


Order Confirmation

There are also different options for confirmations for the order:

  • Using the feedback transactions provided by Meat and Fish Management based on actual or target quantities
  • Individual processing
  • Mass processing
  • Via the confirmations in the S/4HANA standard (actual costs)

If this article has piqued your interest, please do not hesitate to contact Stephan Kronbichler (Business Development) for further information: E-mail, phone +41 (0)61 508 21 42.