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make to stock planning for a finished product with variant attributes

Hello All,

I have one finished product with different characteristics like color and sizes, I have to create demand for the same finished product

and to define different characteristics but should get one planned order for each combination of characteristics. Can anybody suggest how to create demand in make to stock situation.

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  • Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 02:01 AM


    You can adopt any of the following options....

    1. Create different material code for each finished product for different combinations of color and sizes then put the demand for each finished product then do the MRP....

    2. For same finished product create different BOM and routings and create production versions. Enter the production versions while placing the PIR's in after MRP system creates one planned order for each production version...

    3. Try to use variant configuration functionality....



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      Hi ,

      Try using "Planning with Planning Material' .

      1: Define Planning material ( which is never produced) & it's BOM with only common assemblies( Finished product specific assmblies should not be added here)

      2: Create Finished products seperately & assign planning material to Finished products. Finished product BOM should contain common assemblies & Variant assemblies

      2:Enter Planned independent req for planning material & run MRP , it will generate procurement of it's common componenets

      3: SO for Finished product reduces PIR of planning material & triggers Final assembly.

      4: Planning with planning material should be 60 strategy . it must be entered in both planning material & Finsihed goods.

      This is possible with make -to stock as seperate Finished goods are created for each combinatin of color & sizes.

      Hope it helps,


  • Posted on Jun 05, 2014 at 06:20 AM

    Hi Rajasekhar,

    Its possible with variant for make to stock, but one would encounter the problem when finished goods comes in the stock and identification of the stock (as this stock comes under un-restricted stock) is difficult (which colour or size?) when you post multiple stocks for different PIRs.

    Hence advise to make sales order stock. Now if your scenario is that you have to make any how a Make to Stock for variant then I would suggest you to create dummy sales order for your plant and then bring that stocks under that sales order. So the stock identification is easy.

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