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Alternate Item group in BOM

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I have a question on Alternate item group in BOM

Here is the business requirement:

Material A is a component of FG,

And material B can be an alternative item for A when A is in a shortage.

let's say the stock of A is 10, the stock of B is also 10.

And the requirement for A is 12,

Can system automatically suggest in production order processing that 10 pieces of A and 2 pieces of B should be used in the prod order?

PS: if A has enough stock, no reservation for B should be proposed by system.

Thanks in advance!

Sridhar R

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  • Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 02:53 PM

    Hi Sridhar,

    In SAP PP, there is a scenario called Substitute BOM item. In SCN we already have many threads on this. Please search with keyword "Substitute BOM Item".

    Regards,

    Dinesh V.

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  • Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 06:47 AM

    Hi,

    Kindly look at following document this will solve your issue.

    Concept of Alternative Item group functionality in BOM

    if you are still facing issue kindly revert.

    kindly search before posting this kind of question in scn.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sandeep kumar praharaj

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    Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 08:59 AM

    Hi Sridhar,

    we have 2 options in alt item grp (A and B are alt item )
    .

    1-we can have strategy "Manual maintenance /by usage probability" where

    probability is defined in bom for each component in the alt item grp.

    lets say com A=60%

    comp B=40%

    in this case if requirement is of 10 quantity for component then A=6 and B=4 will be used for consumption.

    2-we can have 100%check where "priority" is used to select component for consumption in condition stock is available.

    lets say comp A has

    priority=1 (stock avl=10)

    comp B has priority=2 (stock avl=20)

    then if during confirmation component quantity required is 12 then component B will be used for consumption.

    if during confirmation component quantity required is 8 then component A will be used as it has 1 priority.

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