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Business Scenario - Crowd thinking question

Hello Experts,

Following is the business requirement

  1. Customer gives order for a product A. Product A is essentially made up of following bom

Item B – Assembly product that consists of Item C – motherboard and Item D – software

  1. Item B is supplied by our Vendor as a complete assembly and made up of C & D
  2. At our assembly we receive item B and then add value in terms of testing, loading software and then send the tested product A to our customer

Seems pretty straightforward right?

Normal SAP Solution would be

  1. Create Sale order for A & generate Production order for A
  2. A contains item B supplied by Vendor as complete assembly
  3. Receive item B and issue to Production order of A
  4. Confirm production order for labor hours related to testing and loading software

However, here is the curve ball….

Product A is really a variable product. It will contain Item B which can be made up of item C, Or E or Z…

Essentially B is derived based on what the client needs and can be highly configurable. Going for Variant Configuration is not an option we want to pursue at this time. Hence we doing workaround solution of creating Item B as a new BOM based on customer needs.

The main challenge is arriving at true costs for Product A. The cost would keep changing based on what configuration Customer needs. Based on the costs of assembling Product A, we would add our margin and suggest price to customer.

Please send me your ideas. I would love to get thinking of our Experts.

Thanks in advance & Regards

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    Posted on May 11, 2014 at 06:55 AM

    Hi Shenoy ,

    Could you try with Group BOM ,

    As base of Variant Config , that could support at ease for your business requirement


    M. Tallha Sonalkar

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