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Unit of measure conversion

Hi all,

Currently

Material master is setup as a BUOM in Lbs.

Purchase order is created using BUOM

Vendor invoice is billed in Kg's.

Is it possible to enter a purchase order in a different unit of measure from the BUOM.

This change is required because, we buy stuff in lbs and pay to the customer in Kgs, so wanted to have the UOM in Kgs from the purchase order to the end of the transaction.

Thanks,

Quantum.

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    Apr 15, 2010 at 08:53 PM

    this is certainly possible with the order unit, that can be entered in the purchasing view of material master.

    As you had already business, you have to change the info record as well manually.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      Let me try to summarize and add a little information about UOms for you.

      1) UOm for a particular should be maintained by your own Stock keeping Unit, not based on what vendor or customer's UOm.

      2) In Material Master, you can set Order Unit. This means that for every vendor, the Order unit is XX. Alternatively, you can leave this field empty and set the Order unit in Info Record. Im saying this because, maybe, the Order unit is only relevant for a particular vendor and not others.

      3) In Material Master, you can also find Unit of Issue. Meaning conversion for Production Purposes.

      4) And lastly, UOm for Sales. This can be done from Alternative unit of measure in Material Master.

      So to sum up, you can maintain your Material A in EA (Each), Order it from Vendor XYZ in CAR (Cartons), Issue it in BOX (Boxes), and sell it in DZ (Dozen). Just an Example....

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    Apr 15, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Yes, you can do this:.

    If you always order material in the same UoM, in the material master -> Purchasing view, you can set the Order unit = KG

    If the order UoM depends on the vendor you are purchasing from, in the info record (ME12) under Purchae Order Unit of Measure you can also set the Order unit = KG

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    Apr 16, 2010 at 06:10 AM

    you need to maintain "Var OUn " as 1. otherwise it wont allow to change the uint in purchase order

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  • Apr 15, 2010 at 08:59 PM

    Absolutely. You can define alternative uoms and conversions in a number of places .e.g. on the material master.

    In your PIR or Contract define the price per kg (purchasing uom) and add the conversion factor to buom "Quantity conversion" (may default in if already defined as part of uom set up).

    Regards,

    Nick

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  • Apr 16, 2010 at 08:01 AM

    In your PIR set the purchasing unit as KG and hence the price is defined per kilo, then put in a conversion to LBS i.e. 1 KG = 2.2 LBS.

    The conversion is defined in the Conditions sub-screen (lower part) of the Purchasing Organisation data of the PIR.

    Regards,

    Nick

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    • Former Member

      Thanks all for your reply to the issue i am facing.

      Changes may raise couple of questions, given below. Please advice.

      Will there be an any impact, if i make a change in the material master or PIR for that material?

      What care should i take before making those changes?

      What happend to all historical data, if i make a change.?

      Thanks,

      Quantum.