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Make To Stock in Variant configuration..

HI,

Can any one give me idea on Make to Stock scenarios in Varinat configuration?

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MNSR

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    Posted on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:06 PM

    hi,

    You have to create material variant ( or what earlier used to be called as stockable types).

    refer to

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp60_sp/helpdata/en/cb/7f9b7043b711d189410000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

    for details

    cheers

    Rav

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    Posted on Dec 17, 2008 at 10:39 PM

    Hi,

    Mostly Variant configuration is used in Make To Order scenario.

    In Make To Stock scenario we will start production even before receiving the sales order based on forecast. i.e., through Planned Independent Requirements.

    So you should create PIRs for configurable material in MTS scenario.

    Regards,

    Prasad

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  • Posted on Dec 18, 2008 at 06:59 PM

    Hello,

    the question is whether you want to use classical MTS and variants. In these case you have "real" MTS, all sales orders, and all stocks of the variant have the same attributes. This is easy.

    If you are interested in more advanced modes, like we have in the metals or paper industry, you will have to look at the Mill Products industry extension of ERP. This allows you to actually configure sales orders in an MTS mode.

    How does this work?

    First, you have to be able to identify the different configurations in inventory of the same material. This concept is based on using batch management.

    Secondly, you have to make sure that sales orders with a specific configuration are related to stock of a certain configuration in MRP, ATP and so on. This can be acchieved by APO characteristic dependent planning.

    See also Link:[http://help.sap.com/saphelp_erp60/helpdata/en/d1/bd1ca818eaee4baf7634b52af282a0/frameset.htm]

    Benefit

    You gain a lot of flexibility in supply chain planning, e.g. enable postponement strategies which allow you to reassign stocks from one sales order to another (e.g. when production deviates, plans change etc.)

    This scenario is described in detail in the Best Practices for Primary Steel.

    Is this what you were looking for?

    Regards, Stefan

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