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100 Most important SAP PP Interview Questions.

100 Most important SAP PP Interview Questions.

1. What is MTS and MTO and the difference between them?

2. Different types of consumption based planning.

3. What is MPS and difference between MRP and MPS?

4. Explain the Difference between the Discreet and REM.

5. Difference between PP and PI.

6. Explain PI sheet.

7. What is the Difference between TECO and CLSD?

8. What is Backflush, the places where the backflush is used?

9. What are the MRP master data?

10. What is MRP group?

11. What is MRP Area or How can I excluede one storage location stock from MRP?

12. What is MRP Profile and MRP Group?

13. When you run MRP, What steps it Perform in Back ground or How do you schedule BG job for MRP

14. Which MRP types you have used?

15. What is Planning time Fence?

16. What is the difference between the fixing type 1, 2, 3, 4?

17. What is time phased Planning?

18. Difference between Manual reorder point and Automatic reorder point.

19. What are the lot size you have used?

20. In the monthly lot size proc, how to generate lot at the end of Period?

21. Different types of scrap or difference between types of scraps.

22. Special Procurement type 40 – proc. form alt. plant

23. What is Phantom Assembly?

24. What is collective order. Pre requisite of the collective order?

25. What is Schedule Margin key.  How floats works in scheduling?

26. What are the strategy groups you have used?

27. What is requirement class and requirement type?

28. What is the SPRO Path for requirement class and req. type?

29. Difference between different strategy groups.

30. What is Individual and collective requirements and differecne between them in MTO scenario?

31. What is REM or What is REM profile

32. Have you used Pull list or back flushing in REM?

33. What is SOP and types of SOP?

34. Explain Flexible Planning procedure or How many levels of Flexible planning.

35. What is Material status and which view of the material master it is available?

36. What is Production scheduling Profile and use of it?

37. Difference between byproduct and co-product.

38. What are the Important tables in PP, QM?

39. Can we create a production order without BOM and Routing?

40. What is planned consumption and unplanned consumption?

41. What are the different type of BOM usage?

42. Which BOM item category you have used?

43. Difference between Item categories or what is variable size item or non stock item.

44. What is alternate item group?

45. What is recursive BOM

46. What is alternative BOM, or diff between BOM group and Group BOM?

47. Difference between Routing, Ref op set, Rate routing and Ref rate routing.

48. Steps to configure Production order type.

49. What are the parameters are there in Order type or in dependent para. config?

50. Once the Production order is created, how to change the BOM and routing in that order?

51. How do you do capacity planning ?

52. How do you carry out capacity leveling?

53. What do you mean by pooled capacity?

54. Can you dispatch capacity for a single work center?

55. What is finite scheduling?

56. How do you integrate HR (employee) with PP?

57. How can you create production order without  routing and BoM?

58. Explain what is PRT – how many types of PRT is used?

59. How to create PRT master record?

60. What is trigger Point. What are the setting required to trigger one action?

61. What are the levels of batch, explain batch determination process?

62. Question related to Production order status or status profile?

63. Explain LTP.

64. Integration between PP and SD module.

65. Integration between PP and PM module.

66. Integration between PP and QM Module.

67. Integration between PP and MM Module.

68. Explain Kanban.

69. Explain Planning file entry.

70. Difference between NETCH, NETPL and NEUPL.

71. Difference between MD01, MD02 and MD03.

72. What is scope of planning?

73. What do you do to run MRP  for just one MRP Controller?

74. Explain customer Independent requirement .

75. What is the transaction code to run MRP for sales order?

76. What is the transaction code to execute forecast, and explain types of forecast model?

77. What parameters you maintain in “plant parameters” in configuration?

78. SPRO path for order, confirmation or requirement class.

79. Difference between MD04 and MD05.

80. What are the key fields in MRP views?

81. What is Variant configuration?

82. Different types of Object Dependencies.

83. What is Auto GR?

84. Explain Availability check.

85. Explain different inspection type you used .

86. Explain In-process inspection.

87. Explain source inspection.

88. What is the use of QM control key?

89. What are the types of MIC?

90. What is the purpose of Catalog? how you reverse UD?

91. What is Inspection Points?

92. Explain DMR.

93. Difference between plan cost, Actual cost and target cost.

94. Difference between standard cost and variable cost.

95. What is primary cost and secondary cost?

96. How system calculate the actual cost?

97. What is activity type and how it works in costing?

98. Explain the process of Material costing.

99. Why and how you calculate WIP?

100. Explain transaction code KO88 or CO88.

Hi Friends,

These are most common and important questions which are usually asked into the interviews. Hope this will help a lot of new guys and also the interviewer. Some configuration or scenario related question we can include but than the list will be too long.

Please also suggest if you have any interesting questions. I will add into the list.



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      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you for this list, found it very interesting as for a junior consultant.

      Author's profile photo Jarlei Nascimento Gonçalves
      Jarlei Nascimento Gonçalves

      . How is possible to see the simulation in costs ?

      . What is WIP and how happens ?

      . What is APO and how this product can help PP ?


      Author's profile photo Solomon Macwan
      Solomon Macwan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jarlei,

      Similar question like first two is there in the list. I have worked in APO, only the execution part happens in ECC. so I will incorporate the last question in another list.



      Author's profile photo Jelena Perfiljeva
      Jelena Perfiljeva

      Will we see all 100 re-posted as questions on SCN? Place your bets now! 🙂

      To be honest, I have some doubts about the value of such posts on SCN in general. Personally I'm not a fan of working with people who just study to pass the interview questions like drones and have no actual understanding or analytical skills. As far as some kind of check list I guess it's OK. But I believe one can be a good PP specialist without knowing an answer to half of these and vice versa.

      As an experienced professional (I assume) maybe you could offer more than just a list and share your personal experience. That would make a much better blog IMHO.

      Author's profile photo Solomon Macwan
      Solomon Macwan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Jelena,

      To be honest, I was also very much skeptical about posting a blog like this. that is why I choose not to post the answers along with it. It will be a too easy cake for someone. All these questions are from the interviews which I gave and conducted. 6 or 7 questions I copied from other post.

      Still I am not very much sure about the blog so now I leave it to Caetano (Moderator).



      Author's profile photo Simone Milesi
      Simone Milesi

      I could not agree more with Jelena.

      I'm an ABAPer, with almost zero experience as PP Functional guy but I can answer correctly to at least 80 of those questions.

      This means I can label myself PP expert?

      Author's profile photo GYAN R
      GYAN R

      Nice one. It is really helpful.

      Author's profile photo Venkatesh Babu
      Venkatesh Babu

      Hi Solomon,

      Nice document.. keep it up with good postings



      Author's profile photo Solomon Macwan
      Solomon Macwan
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you very much Venkatesh.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Solomon,

      Its very helpful to attend interviews . Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience.



      Author's profile photo Ashwini Pingle
      Ashwini Pingle

      Thanks a lot Soloman. This definitely helps a newbie to SAP and also those who are well-versed with another module of SAP to start thinking on these questions. Needless to say, getting actual experience anytime beats any question list.

      Author's profile photo Senthil Nathan K
      Senthil Nathan K

      Thanks a lot soloman. It helps a lot..! 🙂

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Good collection. as mentioned by someone, it will be helpful for a junior PP resource. better to add some questions related to PP process design mapping one.

      Author's profile photo Chandra Shekhar CL
      Chandra Shekhar CL

      Hi Soloman,

      Thanks for your nice document. It will useful for many people.

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Soloman,

      Its useful and sharing such knowledge also is useful for many

      people who want to know / understand / learn PP module. I really appreciated your

      time on listing these questions and share it across community.


      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      hi Soloman,

         how can I learn the system configuration knowledge in PP,can  you  recommend  some PA documents for me?


      Author's profile photo Solomon Macwan
      Solomon Macwan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Mei,

      sorry for delayed reply, try SAP PP Book by Jawad Akhatar.



      Author's profile photo Sagar Mane
      Sagar Mane

      Hi Solomon,

      This is really helpful for me as a Jr PP consultant

      Thanks for sharing

      And if possible expect more from you like this.



      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Thank you for this sheet.....

      But I request to you please attach answer sheet of this will be very helpful to all our friends.

      Thank You.....

      Author's profile photo Solomon Macwan
      Solomon Macwan
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Suraj,

      You're welcome.

      I wanted to post the answers too. but than it would be easy cake for anybody so not posting it so purposefully I have not posted it.

      Hope you understand.