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How to exclude material from Sales Order Costing?

Hello to everyone,

I have the following situation:

We are using Customer Materials (materials which customer send to us for free) in our production process. We decided to make Goods Receipt (GR) in SAP for these materials to get those on the balance in order to have an idea which of the materials has already arrived at the warehouse, at what Storage Bin it's located at the moment and for which product was used in production.

So basically we handle these materials in SAP exactly in the same way as we handle usual Purchasing Materials from BOM. The only difference is that we make "Free of Charge" Purchase Orders (ME21N) in case of Customer Materials, using a Dummy Vendor code. The idea is to create PO and then GR for the Customer Material without any Moving Price. In other words, we place free of charge Purchase Orders for ourselves.

But then we faced with the next problem:

As the Customer Materials are included in the product BOM, the Sales Order Costing takes those materials into account. But Costing cannot be completed due to the 0,00 EUR price in Material Master. Temporarily we decided to put 0,01 EUR into Material Master to avoid errors with Sales Order Costing. But in some Cases we have 30 000 units with 0,01 EUR in one BOM, what means 300 EUR of costs that don't really exists (as we receive Customer Materials for free). That's dilemma for us.

Here is just an example of the Sales Order Costing (VA02)

Is there any option how to keep this Customer Material in the BOM, but exclude it from Sales Order Costing? Of course we can always delete material from BOM, make Costing and then add this material back to BOM. But sometimes we need to re-cost Sales Order Costings and this is pain in the a...

Perhaps there is somewhere an option like "exclude material from SO Costing" or something like this?

Many thanks in advance guys,
/// Product Version: SAP NetWeaver 7.5 / SAP Basis 750

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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Actually I found one solution:

    CS02 ---> Item Level ---> Status/Lng Text ---> CostingRelevncy:

    Once II deleted "X" from this field, I got a green light in Sales Order Costing. But the problem is that I cannot define this parameter on Material Master level. Unfortunately I need to change each BOM manually. This is not very convinien solution.

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  • Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 01:59 PM

    Am I understanding correctly, that the only way is to remove this CostingRelevancy indication manually if necessary?

    I mean there is no option to remove CostingRelevancy for particular material in the Material Master?

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