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Possible to use MRP groups and MRP areas to define different stratergy group?

Working with a new consultant that doesn't know much about MRP groups,

Is it possible to use MRP groups to allow a single finished good to have different strategy groups within different MRP areas

is strategy group one of the settings with in MRP groups?

In plant MRP area Item A has stratergy group 11 in MRP 3

would like in MRP area BB, for Item A to have stratergy group 52

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  • Posted on Jun 24 at 02:17 AM

    Hello Chris

    The major challenge that I see in your requirement is that you cannot use planning strategy 52 at the MRP Area level.

    If you try to manually created independent requirements in transaction MD61 for your MRP Area using a requirement type like VSE, you will get an error saying that only stock requirements are allowed for MRP Areas. This is standard and it cannot be changed, since you cannot have any special stock segment under the MRP Area.

    Regards,
    Caetano

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    • Hi Chris

      This document clearly states the following:

      - You cannot plan with preliminary planning materials in the MRP area.

      - Only consumption customer requirements with planned independent requirements are allowed: VSF requirements with KSV and VSFB with KSV.

      I agree that the information provided in the link is kind of misleading, but when you try to create a PIR with requirement type VSE at the MRP Area level you will clearly see the error message, which is hardcoded into the program.

      Regards,
      Caetano