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Apr 26, 2019 at 07:22 PM

Alternative BOMs - Determine by Sales Order or Production Order and Storage Locations


If I create two Alternative BOMs...

1) How is it determined to use which BOM? (via the Sales Order or via Production Order)

2) If I create inventory for both Alternative BOMs (SKU#123 ALT_1 & SKU#123 ALT_2), is (or can) the inventory stored in separate storage locations? If so, how? [Only EWM or WM lite or Stadard WM?]

Reason: We often re-create an entire SKU setup just to be able to mange the inventory differently. This causes significant confusion on the ordering side when it is the saem prodcut from a GTIN/UPC perspective. Multiple sub-tables and cross references must be made. Also, the amount of time duplicating materials throught the system is extremely wasteful.

If I were able to create SKU#123 (with multiple BOMs ALT_1 & ALT_2, etc.)...I would only need to know what drives the selection of the alternatives (i.e. what SAP allows, forces or recommends (production order or sales order driven)) and that the inventory can be stored in separate locations to ensure material tacking, etc.

Any help on this matter is greatly appreciated!!