A capacity calendar contains information on available daily capacity for a work center. Capacity is calculated from information regarding capacity in the work center file in combination with the capacity percentage (working time as a proportion of the day, 0 - 100 %) as stated in the system calendar. Daily capacity can also be maintained manually.
The capacity calendar is used to calculate throughput time. This provides the start time and completion time for a manufacturing order.
Available capacity as set in the capacity calendar is displayed in the capacity requirements plan. Capacity calendars are also used in material requirements planning when scheduling planned orders.