Introducing Make-to-Stock Production with Variant Configuration (21D)

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Introduce make-to-stock production with variant configuration (21D)

Introduction to Make-to-Stock Production with Variant Configuration (21D)

How to Access SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition Scope Item Process Flows and Test Scripts

  1. Navigate to SAP Best Practices for SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition for Enterprise Management.
  2. Select a country localization from the Version dropdown list.
  3. If necessary, select the Login icon in the upper left corner to log in.
  4. Go to the Accelerators section and, under General Documents, select the link SAP Best Practices content library.
  5. Select the relevant scope option checkboxes to filter information and locate scope item test scripts and process flows.
Ignore the BPMN2 version of process flows.


  • This scope item shows the Make-to-Stock Production with Variant Configuration in which Advanced Variant Configuration enables efficient state-of-the-art configuration for configurable product variants that reflect common definitions of a configurable material.

  • The material variant is defined as a Bill of Material (BoM) where the components meet certain criteria. Initially, this material variant is produced and put into stock as later sales of it are anticipated by collection of planned independent requirements (PIRs).

  • When a customer orders a fork lifter where the characteristics of the components meet those of the material variant, the fork lifter is taken directly from stock as production already happened based on PIRs.

  • The sales price calculation is then based on the characteristics of the material variant. Since the material variant is available on stock, the fork lifter is directly delivered. The process finishes with the billing of the delivered fork lifter.

Key Process Steps Covered

  • Execute make-to-stock production for material variants of the configurable product

  • Create a customer sales order for a configured fork lifter resulting in a material variant

  • Calculate sales prices based on characteristics of the material variant

  • Process the delivery and billing for the customer


  • Improve your company's sales and manufacturing performance with integrated Advanced Variant Configuration

  • Enable your sales business process to handle frequently required variants that are represented as material variants in sales and manufacturing and show the configuration on the print-out

  • Produce material variants upfront to incoming sales orders based on expected demand

  • Deliver customer sales order processing for material variants immediately if stock is available from production

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