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Alternate Part determination in MB26


Is there any way to determine Alternate Parts at the time of Goods Issue through T Code MB26 based on stock availability ? Have anyone faced this requirement and is it achievable through any workarounds? Alternate parts are maintained in the Bill of Material.


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    Posted on Dec 05, 2007 at 12:06 PM


    In BOM alternative items are assigned to alternative item group on the general


    In the production order in the general data tab page.

    We can define the alternative item based on priority , strategy and usage probability.


    This defines the priority of the item within the alternative item group.

    This determines the priority of planned withdrawls of items.

    EX Two items are assigned to alternative item group

    item A Priority 1

    item B Priority 2

    The system reads the item A first.


    use the strategy to determine how the planned withdrawl is controlled

    within the alternative item group.

    The strategy should be same for all alternative items within a alternative

    item group.

    If the value 2( 100% check) is defined for the strategy the first material in

    the defined priority sequence for which sufficient quantities are available

    are reserved.

    Usage Probability:

    MRP Plans these alternative material components according to probability

    of use.Material requirements for BOM Components are planned according

    to usage probability.

    The planned withdrawls for the production order are based on the

    reservation lists.These lists are based on the priority and strategy.



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    • Former Member

      Thanks Nanda. Let me elaborate my requirements in detail.

      I create a Service Order (IW31) and mention a component, say A. This creates a Material Reservation for A. But there is no stock of A. As per BOM, Part B can replace Part A. I want the system to propose the alternate part at the time of service order creation based on ATP / availability check. Is there a way ? Or, at least I need this check at the time of goods issue via MB26. Is it possible ?


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