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How can I select alternative BOM when creating subcontract purchase order?

In our business, a finish good material always has different production versions at the same time. Each of production versions has its own alternative BOM. When I create a planned order, I can select wanted BOM through specifying production version.

But, when I creating subcontract purchase order, there is no field for me to specify the production version or which alternative BOM I prefer. In this case, I need to create a planned order at first. And then, convert the planned order to purchase. Only through this way, I can create a subcontract purchase order with my wanted BOM.

So, I wonder if there is any way to select alternative BOM directly when creating subcontract purchase order.

Thanks a lot!

Regards

Robbie

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    Dec 17, 2010 at 04:07 AM

    Hi

    You may try this option :

    In the Subcontracting PO, when you select the components or explode BOM, the 'Selecting Components : Collective Entry' screen opens up.

    Here, go to Menu option Extras -> For Explosion, there is field for selecting 'Alternate BOM'.

    You can also try by giving the Production Version with validity period in the MRP4 or Work Scheduling view of the Material Master Record of the Finished Good.

    Edited by: Arun R on Dec 17, 2010 9:50 AM

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    Dec 17, 2010 at 05:36 AM

    In order to have automatic BOM determination for subcontracting purchase orders, you may like to follow below procedure.

    You need to assign respective production version to alternative BOM in material master and then assign the production version to your info record. Info Record need to be created under subcontracting category which will give you field production version.

    If you do not find production version field while creating info record, please check below configuration in IMG

    SPRO ---> Material Management ---> Purchasing ---> Purchasing Info Record ---> Define Screen Layout. check the 'Production Version' field is set as optional field under selection key ME11/ME12 and so on.

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    Dec 17, 2010 at 02:51 PM

    Hi,

    if you do not want to open the field selection on the Purchasing Info Record, you may go down another route:

    Set the Quota Arrangement indicator on the Material Master PUR view

    Set the Production Version indicator on the MRP 4 View

    Assign Production Versions to the Alternative BOMs

    Create a Quota Arrangement with the preferred Production Version.

    Now during the source determination the Quota Arrangement will be found with the preferred Production Version BUT I would not expect the sytem to offer you during the Purchasing cycle the different Production Versions as it is not meant to be. I remember having the same requirement some time ago and we solved it the way I described above, additionally we created a Pop up window with a user exit during the PO creation which offered the different production versions and if the one linked with the quota arrangement, the standard PV, is used in the PO.

    cheers MM

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      Dear Mr. MM

      can you give me additional information about your solution?

      BUT I would not expect the sytem to offer you during the Purchasing cycle the different Production Versions as it is not meant to be. I remember having the same requirement some time ago and we solved it the way I described above, additionally we created a Pop up window with a user exit during the PO creation which offered the different production versions and if the one linked with the quota arrangement, the standard PV, is used in the PO.

      We also have the same problem, we activated businessfunction SCM_GEN_02 so that it is possible to have several production versions for one supplier, but unfortunatly it is not possible to change the production version in the purchase order. (business function does not seem to be very integrated)

      So i would be very interested in your solution because acually it seems that i have to modify the sap standard.

      Thank you and best regards

      Lisa

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    Dec 21, 2010 at 04:33 AM

    Thank you all.

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    Feb 12, 2013 at 05:29 PM

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