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BILL OF MATERIALS in SALES ORDERS

May 05, 2017 at 11:58 AM

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Dear community,

One of my clients asks me if it would be possible to create one BOM with different alternatives (1, 2, 3...), each alternative representing the usual BOM that a customer purchases - they want that at the moment of the contract creation, given the customer and the BOM/Material, the system determines automatically the correct alternative.

CS01 - BOM creation

VA31 - Scheduling Agreement - at entering the material the system should check the "sold-to-party" and BOM material and choose automatically the "Alternative BOM"

Is there something SAP standard I could use to achieve that? How would you resolve this question?

Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks.

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May be you need to rephrase your question with some examples for better clarity.

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Please Mr Lakshmipathi,

Do not hesitate to ask me for more clarification if required. Thank you very much.

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David Rodríguez de Francisco May 05, 2017 at 01:03 PM
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Ideally, I would use material determination to substitute BUT it looks like I cannot add the field "alternative BOM" into the condition tables...

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What is your question exactly? There is not even a question mark anywhere. I'm confused...

If you google "alternative BOM site:sap.com" the very first item is an SCN post from 2009 explaining how alternative BOM works in general. There are 5k+ other results if you need more information.

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I rephrased the content. I hope it's more clear now.

Thanks for your comments,

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Jürgen L
May 08, 2017 at 07:34 AM
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I am not aware of any option to suggest an alternative Bom from sales order to production, and certainly not based on customer number..

Why is it not a different material number, or done with a configurable material?

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- "Why not a different material number"?

I agree with you - different material numbers - different BOMs and the use of VB11 (material determination) might be enough. I guess that they prefer not to maintain multiple master data...

- " or done with a configurable material"

I've never worked with configurable materials - I'll have a look at it.

Thanks Jürgen!

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