Configuring Procurement of Materials with Variant Configuration

Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Configure procurement of materials with variant configuration

Master data for Procurement of Materials with Variant Configuration

Required Master Data Scripts

To run this process you need the following master data:

  • Material

  • Characteristics

  • Class

  • Dependencies

  • Multi Level Bill of Material

  • Routing

Master Data: Material

Business Roles

The business role required to create this master data is: Product Master Specialist.

Process Steps

The process steps applicable create this master data are:

  • Log on to the SAP Fiori launchpad using your user credentials.

  • In the Product Master catalogue, choose Create Material.

  • On the Create Material (Initial Screen), make the following entries:

    • Material : Material number (for e.g MAT-01)

    • Industry sector: M

    • Material type: HALB

  • ChooseSelect View(s). In the Select View(s) window, select Basic Data 1 and Basic Data 2 and choose Continue.

  • In the Create Material view, on the Basic data 1 tab, enter the material description in the Descr field.

  • On the Basic data 1 tab, in the General Data section, make the following entries :Base Unit of Measure /Material Group/GenItemCatGroup.

  • In the Dimensions/EANs section, make the following entries and confirm twice with Enter:

    • Gross Weight

    • Weight Unit

    • Net Weight

  • On the Basic data 2 tab, in the Client specific configuration section, set, if necessary, the indicator for "Material is configurable".

  • Make any additional entries required for your material in the other tabs.

  • Choose Save.

Master Data: Characteristics

Business Roles

The business role required to create this master data is: Product Master Specialist.

Process Steps

The process steps applicable create this master data are:

  • Log on to the SAP Fiori launchpad using your user credentials.

  • Open the Manage Characteristics app.

  • Enter the Characteristics name of your choice and choose the Create icon.

  • On the Basic Data screen, enter Description, Status,

  • In the Format section, enter Data type, No. Chars, Decimal Places.

  • In the Value assignment section, enter Single value / Multiple value option.

  • In the Values tab, enter the allowed values for the characteristics. Note: The values you enter should match the data type entered in Format section.

  • Choose Save.

Master Data: Class

Business Roles

The business role required to create this master data is: Product Master Specialist.

Process Steps

The process steps applicable create this master data are:

  • Log on to the SAP Fiori launchpad using your user credentials.

  • Open the Manage Classes app.

  • Enter the Class Name and Class type as 300 (Variant class).

  • In the Basic Data section, enter Description and Status.

  • In the Same classification section, choose Do not check.

  • In the Char tab, enter the Characteristics name created from previous step "Create Characteristics".

  • Choose Save.

Master Data: Dependencies

High Level dependencies are created usingVC modelling environment app, in the Model maintenance.

Choose the right type of dependency to be created and enter description, status and enter the syntax in the Editor tab and check for syntax errors and release the dependency and release.

Low level dependencies are created as similar to the high level dependencies but locally at the BOM item level. For this, you use the Maintain Bill of Material App.

Connect your object dependencies to the relevant objects, like characteristics or classes, material BOMs or routings.

Multi Level Bill of Material

Create Multi Level Bill of Materials

  • Open the Maintain Bill Of Material (F1813) app.

  • Choose Create BOM.

  • Make the following entries: For ex : Material: CM-FL-V01/Plant: 1010/BOM Usage: 1

  • Add required components as BOM items

  • Assign respective dependencies to BOM items

  • Save your material BOM.

Purchase info record

Create a routing:

  • Access the Purchase Info Record (ME11) app.
  • Enter supplier, material, Purchasing orgn, plant, info category.
  • Update the purchasing data and condition record & save the PIR.

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