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Hi there, I cannot get a follow-on material to create Pur Req's. Can someone help with solution?

Hi there, I created 2 ECM's one for component going out and one for component coming in. MRP 4 info has matching disco indicator and follow-on material and CS02 using different validity dates shows the new component as per the valid from and to dates. But I cannot get the requirements to calculate into demand or consumption on MD04 after running many MD02 MRP runs and re-exploding the BOM's on the purchase orders. What needs to change in the set-up? Please note that this has been set-up in our production test environment on a externally procured finished good from our co-packer set-up as a plant in SAP. Please let me know if you need screenshots of MRP 4, CS02 and Change master #'s. Thanks!

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  • Jun 03, 2015 at 08:36 PM

    Hi Eleanor,

    As you mentioned this is externally procured so I am considering this is a sub-contracting process. If that's the case go through the below note to understand that discontinuation is not supported. In note 43636 check point number 6. For workaround check note 570005.

    570005 - Subcontractng:Discontind part f requrmnts of materl provided

    43636 - Discontinuation control

    I hope this explains the reason for your issue. Let us know if it worked.



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    • Former Member Rahul Handa

      Thank you, I will reach out to our FE's for access. If the ECM disco/replace process does not work for sub-contracting (the co-packing plants are set-up in our production environment), could I test it on in-house production plants that use planned orders to process orders? Our co-packers are set-up to go from planned orders to purchase requisitions to purchase orders for the F/G.

  • Jun 05, 2015 at 03:58 PM

    Hello Eleanor

    Discontinuation does not work for components of subcontracting purchase orders/requisitions. Check the following information from note 43636:

    6. No redirection of provision requirements for subcontracting

    The provision requirement is not redirected to the successor material. A requirement after the effective-out date that is not covered is flagged in the MRP list with exception message 58 "Uncovered requirement outside of effective-out date". The requirement is not covered by new order proposals.

    Reason: The system does not make a difference between "Subcontractor Dependent Requirement" (for planned order or purchase requisition) and "Subcontractor Reservation" (for SC order). In the first case a redirection would be useful, in the second case it would not.

    However, the described function is currently not supported.


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    • Former Member Rahul Handa

      We are currently handling pkg changes to sub-contracting finished goods production PO's by creating alternate BOM's. As this is administratively time-consuming especially around correct timing and does create write-offs (follow-on isn't as robust with ALT BOM's), I am looking for other methods for change management. Is substitution or variants an option?

      There are a lot of pkg component changes for all of our co-packing facilities within a year.

      Your thoughts/suggestions are appreciated.