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Apr 21, 2015 at 07:23 AM

Creation of alternative material in production

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Dear folks,

I have following requirements:

Customer orders Material A and for some reason (e.g. low stocks), the mrp controller decides to produce an alternative material (B) which is

equal to Material A. This also counts for planned independent requirements.

How can I maintain this in SAP? I tried to use alternative item group in the BOM, but this does not solve my requirement, since this is just a function to assign an alternative BOM position for Material A. I really need to assign an alternative material on header level.

The assignment has to take place before actual production. We cannot use Material Determination (SD) - Transaction VB11.

Any ideas? Is this something we have to develop?

Kind regards,

Peter