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How can I use different active BOM versions of a component for different products ?

One of my client created two (or more) active BOM versions for a semi finished component and, depending of the finished product where this component is used he requires to be able to use this different BOM versions according to finished product where this component is used, to be able to have correct automatic planned orders created by MRP.

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  • Dec 07, 2017 at 03:44 AM

    I would have thought that if the component had a different BOM and went into a specific FG dependent on this BOM, then it should have a different part number altogether.

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    • So it is impossible to automatically link different finished products with an specific bom of an semi finished component?

      The only solution is to create an semi finished product material code for each bom version and update all BOMs of finished products with the new semi finished material codes specific for each of them?

  • Jun 11 at 07:57 AM

    Hi Laurentiu

    "Impossible" is such a hard word when we are talking SAP... ;-)

    Have a look at production versions, which you can use to group task lists and BOM versions. We use them to determine different BOM versions depending on the lot size. In our case, the different BOM versions essentially contain the same components, but different scrap factors as these can be disproportional.

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  • Jun 11 at 07:18 PM

    Hello

    In the standard MRP process, requirements of both materials in the same day will generate a single replenishment planned order, therefore, it wouldn't be possible to know which production version should be selected.

    However, a possible solution for this issue is to separate the dependent requirements of both materials using storage location MRP areas. Then, you create a different production version for each storage location and MRP will select it automatically, according to the MRP area.

    Another solution is to use BAdI MD_MODIFY_PRODVERS to create your own logic to influence the production version selection.


    Best regards,

    Caetano

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