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Extracting changes from Change Master and importing to another BOM

Dear All,

Our client uses ECM and manages two BOM's the Engineering BOM and Production BOM.

The Engineering BOM s are changed through change number. We need to import these changes to the production BOM, (only the changes) through another change number

This means,

We have the Engineering BOM (No plant, usage 2) and Production BOM (Plant BOM with usage 1)with the same structure (BOM header is Z)

Header : Z

Position 1 :A Qty 1

Postion 2 : B Qty 1

Both initially had components A and B, each with Qty 1.

Now with a change number, the Engineering BOM is changed, a new component C is added, the quantity of A is revised to 2.

Now the Engineering BOM is

Header : Z, Plant ( blank) and Usgae 2

Position 1 :A Qty 2

Postion 2 : B Qty 1

Position 3 : C Oty 1

Our requirement is to extract the changes from the Change master, ie, the extract should say BOM header Z is changed,

New position 3 : C Qty 1,

Modified Position 1, Qty 2.

This should have only the changed information and we want to input this to the Production BOM, through another change number to change the Production BOM.

We want this process to be automated, in the sense, user enters the Production BOM header, Plant and usgae 1 and the new change number, then the BOM will be updated with the changes in the engineering BOM.

My Questions are

1- How to get an extract from the Change master with only the changes file, to a txt or xml or any format?

2- Apart from manually updating the Prodcution BOM by seeing the changes from Environment ->Reporting ->BOM changes of the Change master of the Engineering BOM, is there any other way to update the Production BOM only with the changes?

3- Ideally we want to import the changes to the Production BOM rather than deleting the items and again copying from Engineering BOM. What is best practice used in this scenario?

Any suggestions would be helpful

Regards,

Aby Thomas

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  • Posted on Jan 16, 2012 at 02:48 PM

    How is the engineering BOM changed? Do you have maybe an interface from a PDM system?

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    • Former Member Mario Adler

      Dear Mario,

      Got ur point.. This is of course possible.. Practicallyboth the BOM's are not exactly identical. Tere is one more BOM apart from the Production BOM.

      And there is a need to transfer the changes ( changes alone ) between BOM's.

      Further more, there are interface from SAP to other systems, where they alos requires the BOM changes.. So the requirement arises, how to transfer the changes between BOM and also to other systems from SAP.,

      If we do not have any interface from legacy PDM, how to extract the changes from the change master?

      What is the general practise followed?

      Regards,

      Aby Thomas

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