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Low cost product with less cycle time

Hi All,

       We are using Product costing to calculate the price for our in house produced materials based on master data values. Our product price is too low as well as using less cycle time to produce the material. The problem we are facing here is, while we running product costing, system doesn't calculate Activities cost (setup/machine/labor). We understood that it's because of low cycle time as well as the calculated activity cost  is very minimal ( like 0.0000345). Since, we are maintaining only 2 decimal places for currency unit. so, system didn't display with any value. If we are increase the costing lot size, then setup activity cost may be zero and both machine and labor cost will be calculate as minimal. For example, one FERT and 3 stages of HALB (HALB1, HALB2, HALB3) and ROH are used. We maintained proper BOM as well as routing. When we calculate the price for HALB1, activities cost are zero. This may be used as a component of next stage HALB2. So their price also not calculated properly, because first stage HALB1 price was not included with activity price and so on for further upper level assembly materials. If we are maintaining costing lot size, based on our input, machine and labor activity cost will be calculate but setup activity cost become zero. How we can handle this scenario ( Low cost product with less cycle timing ) in product costing?

      We have 3 operations ( for an material Example, HALB1 ) which are using different work centers. Their setup time as well as lot size are totally different. 

       What should I do to AVOID ZERO activity cost for Direct labor, Indirect Labor,etc?

Thanks

-Repost from discussion Costing Lot size of material in Product costing | SCN

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    Oct 21, 2015 at 02:20 AM

    Hi Athena

    You are posting same issue in different way..

    I can suggest you to take following steps:

    1. Activity unit keep min or if possible seconds

    2. Keep lot size 100000

    3. Formula parameters minimum like 1 or 10

    I think your issue may resolved

    kamal

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Athena

      It is not zero..it becomes 0.10 from 0.01  so what you are telling is confusing..

      Another point..when you are changing activity unit to min then you have to define activity qty in routing operation in min..suppose presently it is 1 hour for 10000 pc now it will be 60 min for 10000 pc..I think you didn't change it ..

      I think it will work..do every thing correct with logic

      Kamal

  • Oct 21, 2015 at 05:08 AM

    Hello Athena,

    Can you attach the itemization view of CK11N?

    Best Regards,

    Owen

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    Oct 21, 2015 at 02:52 AM

    Is this correct?this is our setup in work center.


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