What are Pegged Requirements? – pegging in Supply Chain, SAP

It is crucial to understand pegged requirements to maintain an efficient supply chain. Pegged requirements are when you tie a specific sales order or purchase order to a particular order of production.

This blog post will explain pegged requirements and how they work in SAP and supply chain management. Stay tuned for more information!

Pegging in SCM

Pegging in SCM

Pegging is the process of tying together two or more orders to create a master and dependent relationship. Pegging can be done with different types of sales and purchase orders.

Pegging allows for better visibility into your supply chain and better planning, forecasting, and scheduling for production management. Therefore, pegged requirements are a very effective tool for supply chain management.

Pegging allows you to see the future demand of your products and manage your production schedule accordingly.

Why is Pegging needed?

When a firm produces items, it first predicts how much of each product it will sell in the future. Then, based on this estimate, the firm calculates how much of each raw material and component it will require to manufacture the necessary amount of goods.

Forecasting future demand is never an exact science, so businesses frequently must make educated guesses. Companies may utilize “pegged requirements” to help them predict their sales. This means they establish a need for a particular raw material or component based on their higher-level forecast. To put it another way, if the higher-level forecast changes, so do the need for the relevant raw material or component.

What is Pegged-Requirement?

The pegged requirement in production planning is a way to show the next level parent item (or customer order) as a source of demand. This allows you to track where your materials are going and can help with inventory management, traceability, etc.

[The pegged requirement is a requirement that shows the next level parent item (or customer order) as the source of the demand (i.e., by using the where-used capability from the BOM).]

The following diagram attempts to show the parent and child relationship mentioned above.

Pegged Requirements

What are pegged requirements in SAP?

In SAP, Pegged Requirements are called Dependent Requirements. For example, in the Materials Management module (MM), there is a function called “Create dependent requirements” (transaction code MB51).
This transaction allows you to create pegged requirements between two sales orders, between a purchase order and a production order, or between two production orders. The dependent requirement will be created as soon as the first order is released.


Pegged requirements is a way of forecasting future demand by setting requirement for certain types of raw materials or components dependent on higher-level forecasts. Companies do this to help them forecast, as it can be complex and not an exact science.

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