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material is same – only changing the material no (roh) to a new material no (with partial quantity withdrawn by production against reservation)


I need expert help on the following scenario in our Stores (MM module).- Industry Manufacturing (Discrete)

Production order release is done by planning and for the reservations Stores had issue Materials (ROH) for Production shops.

Unfortunately the Material No.(ROH) is being changed to new Material No. by Stores team in the Material master due to various practical reasons, which should not be case at all. But it is being done due to emergency and for valid reasons; THOUGH THE ITEM (MATERIAL) REMAINS SAME.

(Say for example Material is “5mm Plate”, Old Material Number is 05021245401 and Assigned new Material No. is 08022544701 by Stores)

The Stores further informs about the change to Planning

Planning person goes to Production order and changes the old Material No (ROH) quantity & adds the new Material no., with balance quantity of Old Material.

This is a rigorous exercise for Planning person as there are many entries to made individually.

So the question is when Stores changes the Material no. to new Material No(ROH),

Is there any way to link Old Material to new Material such that the Production can withdraw the Reservation quantity having Old Material No, Please advice in Standard MM module practice to keep track of old material no. with new material no. (automatically) or through Enhancement.

Kindly give us a ELEGANT Solution without handling the same from Production order end(Avoiding entries through CO02, BDC) and Long term stability of the system

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    Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 09:51 AM

    dear subramanyam ,

    kindly check MM01 Tape Basic Data1, you can put your old material No.

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  • Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 06:45 PM


    Yes, this is possible using the discontinuation process. You can mark the discontinuation indicator on tab MRP of of the material master and define the new material as the "follow-up" of the old material.

    The discontinuation is used by MRP and by production orders but I'm not sure if it will affect production order which were already created. I believe that you will need at lead to re-read the production order master data.

    I suggest you to read carefully the following note for more details about this functionality:

    43636Discontinued parts

    Best regards

    Caetano Almeida

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    • Former Member

      Thanks Caetano,

      Ok but can it be applicable to the above scenario, as material is same (not different) only the Material no. changes also the quantity drawn from earlier material no. can be passed to new material no. automatically?

      And mostly importantly new material no. needed to changed for all the production orders which had the old material no.

      And Production/Planning doesnt want to create Reservation manually in the production orders, they want this issue to addressed at Stores(MM) area itself automatically, is there any solution to it?

      kindly advice.

  • Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 01:25 PM

    Dear Subramanyam,

    Most of the manufacturing companies are facing the same problem and they are addressing this issue through material version.

    Example: Material Number is 112210, if any changes you can use version like 112210/A later it will be 112210/B and 112210/C etc...

    Kindly implement the same if it is suitable for you.


    Karna J

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