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Followup material in Planned Order

Hi All,

We have the following scenario for discontinued and follow up material:

1) In the Material Master of a Discontinued Material A (MRP 4 View), we have maintained the Discontinued Indicator as 1, Effective Out Date and a Follow Up Material B

2) Discontinuation Data is not maintained in BOM - The Discontinued Material is maintained in the BOM with no discontinuation data maintained. The follow up material is also not maintained in BOM.

3) There is sufficient stock available for the Discontinued material, so the requirements are covered even after effective out date.

But after a certain period, the discontinuation material is not available in stock. For those planned orders which are created after this (non availability of stock of discontinued material), the follow up material is reflected in the Planned Order.

How does this work?. We have not maintained any data for Discontinuation in BOM and the follow up material is also not available in the BOM.

Awating your expert feedback on the same.

Regards,

R Vijayakumar

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  • Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 12:45 PM

    Hi Vijay Kumar,

    How SAP know what is the new material replacing the discontinued material ?

    Regards,

    Mahesh.

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  • Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 06:01 AM

    Hi,

    I have tried in my system system is creating planned order with old material can you share screenshot of following observation or try to remove the master also try to Run MRP

    or you can try for manual planned order creation by MD11.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sandeep Kumar Praharaj

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  • Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 10:41 AM

    Hi Rajavelu,

    Check below link fyi,

    Concept of Discontinuation Data - Material Master and BOM

    Regards,

    @KRK@

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  • Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 01:38 PM

    Hello All,

    Thanks for the feedback given.. But the question here remains as to how the follow up material is populated even without maintaining the Information in BOM - Discontinuation Data is not maintained for the Discontinued Materials and Follow Up Material is not maintained in the BOM.

    My understanding is that if the Follow Up Material is maintained in the BOM, then it would be considered in MRP after the effective out date of the the Discontinued Material. But if is it not maintained in BOM, no proposals will be generated for the Follow Up Material.

    Please provide your feedback. Thanks for the patience and understanding.

    Regards,

    R Vijayakumar

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    • Hi,

      The inclusion of a Follow up Material and Discontinuation indicator in MRP4 only works with dependent requirements and as such, planned orders will have the new material in their component list once the old material is exhausted.

      The main reason for this is to allow MRP to create supply of the new material in a more responsive fashion outside of the ordering timefence.

      The setting of Discontinuation data in the BOM will only work for creation of Production orders and hence is not very dynamic but does show more detail in regards to the parts in question.

      Hope this helps

      Darrell.

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