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Mar 10, 2010 at 04:27 AM

Product Costing and Production Planning

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Hi,

Is Product Costing absolutely required before implementing Production Planning, specifically PP orders? My client does not want to plan costs or need any cost estimates. They want to use a PP order to check availability for a BOM, and then issue it out to an external vendor for services. After this material is processed by the external vendor, he would ship it back and we would be doing a goods receipt at the parent level of the BOM. The whole purpose of this is to get the accurate price of the BOM parent which would include all service costs. This parent would finally be sold via the regular SD sales order process. Our Logisitics consultant suggested that the only way this could be accomplished is a PP order. All this looks okay, but he also mentioned that a PP order cannot work without Product Costing and the process cant be accomplished CO-PC. I am unable to grasp why SAP would force us to have costing when the client doesnt need any cost estimates, planning etc. Could any one please tell me if we need CO-PC for this scenario?