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Correct usage of BOM in PM


My scenario is as follows:

For maintaining my compressor, I am in need of an assembly (say, material no. 1234) with a number of sub-items under it. I have created the assembly as well as the attached items as ERSA. For the main assembly also I have used the material type as ERSA since I will be using it for refurbishment also and thus I need to attach a serial number profile with it. Afterwards I have created a BOM for the assembly (1234) with the components attached as "items" (using CS01). Against each individual items I have specified the required quantities.

Now in order to keep some spare assemblies (material no. 1234) I wish to place an order for the assembly on a vendor and thus need to create a PO. During the creation of PO I need the main assembly (1234) to explode so that user may edit / change the required numbers (may happen since one or some of the components may have already been in stock).

After going through various blogs and discussions on various forums (including this) I understand that ONLY with Item Category "L" BOM explosion would take place (which is, that I am getting a PO for sub-contracting and not a direct purchase, as I would want it to be).

Kindly confirm if my submissions above are pertinent. And if so, kindly suggest how my scenario could be implemented.



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