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Planning dependent and independent requirements in DP


We have a material A here that has a BOM defined. The components of the BOM are all dependent on the initial material. There are some cases where theBOM is recursive, meaning that the components of BOM could include material A. Now, I also have some more components that are infact independent of this material but are necessary for material A but it's dynamic. How do I plan this scenario in DP?

I think DP-BOM does the dependent requirements planning for the material A.

How do I plan for the dynamic components? I have some history on how they are generally consumed. So, should I plan them separately, I mean the material A along with the dependent components and the independent dynamic no. components? But the problem, I am guessing, comes up when we forecast more of the independent components and plan fewer for this month....Can somebody suggest me something?

I think I am correct in going for DP-BOM instead of CBF as I donot have variants involved here. Please correct me if I am wrong, we use DP-BOM when we need to plan on simple BOMs (no variants, multiple BOMs etc.) and use CBF in case we need to deal with variants involving characteristics.

Any suggestions are highly appreciated.


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Visu Venkat

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    May 25, 2007 at 10:07 PM

    Hi Visu

    Cant see a good case for CBF here. CBF would be used if your characterisitics have variants. So it would help you forecast cars as Red, blue, Green which are variants of the characteristics color

    The issue with DP BOM would be if you have recursive cases. this would become cyclic and might be an issue (am not sure - need to test)

    DP Bom seems to be a good case. You might have to update the BOM with the dynamic components and rerun the forecast when they change

    A quick Question - How is the Bom for the dynamic materials. Is it 1:1 by any chance?

    One more idea you can explore for the dynamic components is realignment copy of data.

    so you can copy from the SKU to the dynamic dependents if you devise a way to automate it using some tables that will have the mapping

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