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External Operation: Error in Production order

Hi All,

For an external operation the price is not pulled into CK11N screen. The operation is seen with item category F in CK11N but there is no price. When I created production order manually , correct price is pulled for external operation from operation in cost analysis but there is an error in the production order  which says no price could be determined for external operation . I have mainatained valid Info records and cost element in operation.  There is no issue when I used subcontracting order, the problem is when I am using external operation when there is no check for subcontracting in the operation.



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    Sep 18, 2014 at 02:57 PM

    Dear Sapna,

    have you already check explosion date and validation date of the routing?

    You should check also start valid date of inforecord conditions.

    You should try also to create also a new production order with explosion date in the future.

    As last test : you can verify if for external operation there is a long description for that external operation.

    Let me know if one of this test solved your problem:)


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    • Former Member

      I have checked the validation of routing, it is 08/20/2014. I have added the external operation on 09/15/2014.

      When creating production order , in read Pp master data , explosion date i have given is 11/ 01/ 2014 but same error.

      I have checked the start and valid date of condition record ,  are valid.

      There is no long text for external operation.  I am facing the same error in Cl11n. Please suggest.


  • Sep 18, 2014 at 03:57 PM


    Ensure you have maintained Purchase Info Record in ME11 for external operation with Info record category as 3 with correct price unit in Conditions tab.

    Same Purchase Info Record has been assigned to External operation.


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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Daya,

            If it's production subcontracting, you have to create subcontract purchase info with the combination of material group (instead of material since you don't have material no for your operation output) and vendor. The same info record should assign to external operation in routing. While running the costing, system will fetch the job work cost by using this info record which is assigned in routing. It's possible without add any component, you can create subcontract PR from subcontract PR. It's not mandatory to add any component as BOM item but subcontract PR/PO has been created with operation description instead of nay material. Please test this scenario and revert back.


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    Former Member
    Sep 24, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    Hi Kiran,

    As you said its working fine.

    Have one more query here,I tested just by adding ctrl key PP02 in routing.

    Do really work center assigned for subcontracting operation assigned in routing.

    Will system taje the delivey time mentioned on info record for production order completion/delivery.



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