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PP-VC Variable Bom

Hello, on a Kmat in Kmat scenario, I need help to setup a selection condition in the bom.

Scenario ex: We use Kmat because we would have too many configuration of a configurable material to create. When for a finish product KMAT we have a MTS configuration, we have the concept of Type matching.

The Kmat is replace with a FERT if an identical classified material exists.

--> At this level, everything is fine.

At the component we ca also have Kmats. In my scenario I have halbs and Kmat that represent the same kind of component.:

ex of component:

HALB_White plastic - If color is white

HALB_Black plastic : If color is Black

KMAT_PLASTIC: if not white or black; (ELSE)

The resulting bom contains one of the previous component only.

- Is there a way to infdicate to the system to pick the halbs first and if the conditions are not met, pick the KMAT? (maybe a kind of type match?)

- I tried the standard selection condition and in my case there's a lot of characteristics combinations to consider and it is very long to write...

Is there other possibilities with classification ?

I need some guidance

Thanks!

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    Oct 15, 2008 at 06:34 PM

    I feel your writing is little confusing, or may be what i understood.

    IF the colour is white, then if the char combination finds type matching as FERT material, you can select white colour FERT material

    IF the colour is black, then if the char combination finds type matching as FERT material, you can select black colour FERT material.

    If the colour is neither white nor black, system will not find any type match and will not go for type match and retain KMAT material.

    Even though char represents the selection of HALB material, it ends when you replace type match. Hence I am not getting where exactly you have problem?

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      Characteristic color has values white, black, blue, grey, green etc...

      the kmat is used if not white or if not black (if blue, grey, green etc).

      The real case I deal with is that I have many characteristics such as color, width, depth, weight, type of profile etc... to use in my selection conditions on my HALB_PLASTIC_01, _02...

      Bottom line -

      > For the KMAT_PLASTIC I cannot enumerate all "Other" possibilities

      > For the Kmat_plastic, I dont want to enumerate all my selection conditions (for halbs) in a negative way in order to select the KMAT...(if NE and NE...)

      --> On that Bom level, I only want one resulting component: either HALB_plastic 01, or HALB_plastic 02 or KMAT_PLASTIC...

      Is there a return code in a class item that I can use later in a selection condition for the KMAT_plastic? (if none were selected then select the KMAT...

      Thanks!

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    Former Member
    Oct 15, 2008 at 06:39 PM

    You could add the 3 materials, (HALB_White plastic, HALB_Black, and KMAT_PLASTIC) as separate line items in your Super BOM. You would then need a Selection Condition for each material.

    For Example:

    HALB_White: Selection Condition SEL_HALB_WHITE: $PARENT.C_COLOR = 'WHITE'

    HALB_Black: Selection Condition SEL_HALB_BLACK: $PARENT.C_COLOR = 'BLACK'.

    KMAT_PLASTIC: Selection Condition SEL_KMAT_PLASTIC: $PARENT.C_COLOR NE 'WHITE' and

    $PARENT.C_COLOR NE 'BLACK'

    You could also use a Class 200 in the BOM and Allocate your Materials to this class. Do keep in mind that when a Material is allocated to a class, the Characteristics must be unique.

    If you need further help, please post back.

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    Jul 21, 2009 at 06:38 PM

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