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Variant Configuration.

Hi All,

I am working with variant configuration scenariao in automobile industry.There manufacturing of cars is done make to stock as well as make to order.So which planning stratergy is suitable for this scenario?

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Shailendra

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    Oct 08, 2007 at 11:04 AM

    Hi

    Variant configuration by default it is make order with configuration( Strategy 25).

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    YMREDDY

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      Dear,

      It is possible to have VC for Make to stock

      There are many ways of doing this.

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      option 1

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      example - you are producing cars. you have following chars. You have one material number which represents variant configuration (Kmat) CAR

      Char-1 - colour of car (white/red/pink)

      Char-2 - engine type(petrol/diesel)

      Chat-3 - Engine CC(800cc/1000cc)

      One perticular combination of char lets say

      Colour of car-white, engine type is petrol and engine CC is 800, is pop[ular and should be produced and keep in stock so that delivery time is very less.

      Hence this perticular car is created as a material number (halb material)and refer the material no CAR in basics data 2 and enter the combination of char in basic data 2. This is called variant of CAR.

      This can be planned as a normal MTS material like 40/10...etc.

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      option 2

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      You can go through the following link...for more information on stg for MTS and MTO

      Planning Variants w/ a Planning Material (65)

      Planning Variants w/o Final Assembly (55)

      Characteristics Planning w/ Dependent Req'ts (56)

      Assembly Processing w/ Char. Planning (89)

      http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/cb/7f9b7043b711d189410000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

      please come back if required

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    Former Member
    Oct 08, 2007 at 11:04 AM

    Hi

    Could u please tell till what stage is make to order and what stage is make to stock.

    If the final product is make to order, then VC strategy 25 may be applied and for procurment of the components and keeping them ready on the line, Make to stock strategy 40 can be used.

    Regards

    Chandra

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