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Former Member
Apr 20, 2008 at 06:16 AM

BOM Management


Dear All,

I have a scenario, where one of the sub-assembly inside a assembly is to be procured by us & supplied to the vendor for them to assemble the entire assembly.

Since we are buying at assembly level, the buying pattern of the assembly is F blank & so p-req is generated at assembly level. Now how i can make the system generate a p-req only for this sub-assembly which we have to procure & provide to vendor? At the moment i have 3 options

1. Change buying pattern of main assembly to F-50, so i can have p-req for all sub-assemblies, but this is not OK from business perspective as we do not buy any of these individual sub-assemblies or maintain stock at this level.

2. Change buying pattern to F-30, but business does not want to manage sub-contracting PO, so solution is not acceptable

3. I can move this sub-assy from level - 2 to level - 1, meaning treating it as a separate assembly. This also would not be acceptable, since the BOM is shared on a global basis & this shift will cause an impact to other plants. Furthermore maintaining of plant specific BOM only for this assembly is also not acceptable.

I would like to know is there any other option for my specific scenario?