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how to map in sap ?

hai all,

can u please tell me how to map this scenario in sap ?

company sells seeds to the farmers which is kept record of ,

company buys back the plants after a period of time.say i year.



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    Posted on Jun 14, 2007 at 06:00 PM

    Dear Sriram,

    Does that mean company gives the seeds to farmers and takes plants after 1 year?

    In that case you will have to decide if farmer is the employee of the company. What is the relation between Company and Farmer?

    or Company sells seeds and buys plants after 1 year.

    1. You will maintain Seeds and Plants as materials

    2. Maintain Farmer as vendor and customer

    3. You would sell your seeds as normal sales process (including Accounts Receivables)

    4. You would buy them as normal purchasing process (Including Accounts Payable)

    Hope this will help.



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      You are giving seeds and getting back plants so seeds is the raw material and plant is the finished product

      in this case you maintain seeds as component BOM for the product Plant,so that subcontracting will come into picture


      Amuthan M

  • Posted on Jun 15, 2007 at 04:39 AM


    You can probably use subcontracting scenario in MM, there also one material is sent out for subcontracting and other material comes back after some processing



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    Posted on Feb 20, 2008 at 09:21 AM

    Dear Sriram,

    Use Subcontracting.

    Subcontracting is the Delegation by one enterprise (Say Manufacturer), of a portion of its production process, under contract, to another company (Say Contractor), who specializes in these production activities. In other words it is Production Outsourcing.

    SubContracting is often resorted to, by manufacturing companies due to limited in house production capacities of a Part of their Production Processes.

    In a typical Subcontracting scenario, the Manufacturer sends Material (Inputs-Raw Material, Semi Finished Goods like Spares, components, etc) from his Stock to the SubContractor for Job-Work / Processing.

    After the Processing, the Manufacturer receives back the Material in Changed Form or in other words a different Material.

    Here are the steps:

    Steps for Subcontracting

    Like to share with you my Subcontracting Steps:

    1. Define all the materials in your plant (subcontracting and packaging etc).

    2. In the material master MRP 4 view there is one field in which you can mention that this material is not relevant to MRP planning, use this field for subcontracting material so that it will not be planned in MRP runs ( generally use this field for re-order point planning).

    3. In the BOM for the subcontracting material put the special procurement key as Subcontracting and do not keep relevance for costing.

    4. If you're using packaging material of your company and want to capture the cost of these materials in the subcontracting production order then put relevance for cost.

    5. Define alternate BOMs for each customer.

    6. Generally the routing will be the same but materials will change, define different prodcution versions for each alternate BOM and assign to the routing.

    7. Define the activite types for packing and mixing in the work center and assign them to the cost center, use these for your routing.

    8. Whenever you recive a sub-contracting order, use the relevant production version depending on the customer.

    In my place all the palnts belong to the same client in sap and they want to use the same material code in both plants, so I think my subcontracting scenario might be different from yours but it give you some ideas to go about it.

    Do let me know in case of any queries.

    Hope this helps you.



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