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Alternate material planning in MRP

Hi,

We have a requirement.

In Sales forecast (MD64), Sales person enters material requirement, say Material A.

MRP generates procurement proposal for this material A.

There is an alternate material B which is a substitue (or) equivalent of material A.

Client wants MRP output should consider material B also when planning material A. If the required quantity is available (matl B), PR should not be triggered for A.

If this is not possible, at the least, client wants a report showing the MRP output along with the alternate material code against the material code entered in MD64.

These materials do not have/do not require BOM. Its like Trading Goods.

Can anyone help me with your valuable guidance, please?

Thanks & Regards,

Siva

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 05:02 AM

    Hi,

    You can provide the MRP data and avaliable stock via Z-report this is one solution as suggested by you.

    Else please try below exit OR badi. Here you can control PR creation via MRP.

    exit EXIT_SAPLEBND_001

    badi MD_PURREQ_CHANGE

    Regards

    yasmeen

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  • Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Hi Siva

    This is not possible on the standard MRP. I suggest you to develop your own logic using BAdI MD_CHANGE_MRP_DATA.

    BR

    Caetano

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  • Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    If these materials are items of a BOM you may explore whether alternate items group in BOM ( item basic data ) work for you.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_470/helpdata/en/ea/e9b3c44c7211d189520000e829fbbd/content.htm

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    Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 03:20 AM

    Hi Siva,

    You can assign the alternate material with the main material in a Bill of Material (BOM). Then your requirement may bi fulfilled.

    Regards,

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    • Former Member

      Hi,

      If I assign the alternate material with the original material in BOM, MRP will trigger PR for both the materials. This will double the procurement quantity.

      Please let me know if any other options are available.

      Regards,

      Siva

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