SAP Shop Floor Dispatching and Monitoring (SFDM)

ERP Add-on for Scheduling, Dispatching and Monitoring

The Add-on Shop Floor Dispatching and Monitoring Tool for SAP ERP (SFDM) enables you to perform short-term planning on the shop floor.

The SFDM tool is the connection between production planning and shop floor execution. The desktop application graphically represents the real situation on the shop floor by displaying the worklist and the resources for which the production supervisor is responsible.

The SFDM tool supports the user with immediate visualization of production-relevant information. It draws his or her attention to an action, but no tasks are carried out without user involvement. Planning logic and automatisms are reduced to a minimum to take the demands of the shop floor environment into account.

Visualization of production-relevant information



The tool supports the following features:

Scheduling and dispatching

On the basis of several scheduling modes and scheduling directions, the production supervisor can easily dispatch capacity requirements from his or her worklist to resources using drag and drop, taking account of working and nonworking times. The display of capacity overloads or the machine status helps the production supervisor to quickly identify and react to potential bottlenecks. Several capacity-requirement-related functions, such as grouping or fixing features, make scheduling more flexible.


Another main aspect of the tool is the monitoring of production progress. If your production is behind schedule, it is visualized at a glance with the help of alerts, for example, relating to scheduling data, or operation relationships. The order view displays details for these operation relationships. In addition, you can follow the confirmation progress of each capacity requirement. For monitoring, you can create a display mode variant. In the SAP Easy Access menu, choose Logistics ⇒ Production ⇒ Shop Floor Control ⇒ Dispatching and Monitoring Tool.


The SFDM tool is highly personalizable. Starting with detailed Customizing that allows you to include your customer data using various BAdIs or a special text template, the tool offers an administrator's tool where you can define your personal colors, the ribbon settings, or some of the interactive behavior of the application. In the client application itself, the user can display and hide information such as alerts, planning dates, or quick info, according to his or her requirements.


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