In order-based planning, components of production data structures (PDS) can now be withdrawn from different locations than the production location, which means that components in planned orders and integrated production orders can have locations differing from the location of the finished product. The new function provides an alternative to using stock transfer orders for components and is especially useful when plants are close together.
The function is enabled by the component location ID attribute of the PDS component. If it differs from the location ID attribute on the PDS header, planning will create component requirements with locations different from those of the finished product receipt.
Integration (RTI) - SAP ECC, S/4HANA
With real-time integration (RTI), you can integrate components with issuing plants other than the receiving plant of the output material. These components must be defined in SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) or SAP S/4HANA with the special procurement key Withdrawal from alternative plant.
Production and planned orders using a different location on component level than on finished product level can be integrated into SAP IBP, and planned orders including components with alternative plants can be integrated to your SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA system as well.
Configuration (in IBP)
To enable the withdrawal of components from alternative plants, your IBP model must comply with a series of requirements. If you build a planning area from scratch based on a copy of the SAP7F sample planning area in SAP IBP 2311 or later, your planning area is already configured to use the new function: Master data type, planning level + your component location ID is assigned to the new PDS Component Location ID attribute business meaning in the Business Meanings for Order-Based Planning app.
However, if you want to adapt an existing planning area to the use of alternative plants as component locations, we suggest you follow the relevant migration procedure described in Setting Up Withdrawals from Alternative Plants in the SAP help portal.
Configuration - Prerequisites
If you want to adapt an existing planning area, please consider:
- You use a planning area based on the flexible master data model.
- The component location ID must be present in your master data model and in the DAYPDSCOMP planning level. If your planning area is based on version 2311 or higher of SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP), these prerequisites are met. If your planning area is based on a lower version of the sample, perform the steps described under Setting Up Withdrawals from Alternative Plants in the SAP help portal.
- In the Real-Time Integration Profiles app, you have upgraded to RTI structure version 2 of the Production Source of Supply BOM RTI structure element. (If you are already using this version, refresh the list of components.)
- In your business meaning profile, the component location ID attribute has been assigned to the PDS Component location ID business meaning.
- The component location ID has been filled with the withdrawal plants. New customers as of the 2311 release or higher of SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP) can integrate issuing plants of components with the special procurement key Withdrawal from alternative plant using real-time integration (RTI). Customers using an SAP7F-based planning area created before 2311 need to follow the steps described under Setting Up Withdrawals from Alternative Plants in the SAP help portal.
In your planning model, component location IDs differ from location ID of finished product.
The supply planning run creates planned orders for the (semi-)finished product using the location ID assigned to the PDS header. It creates dependent demand for components using component location IDs assigned to the PDS components.
The following graphic shows such a planned order with the component (COMP) input from another plant than the finished good (FG) output.
Start an outbound integration job. Planned orders including component location information are integrated to SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA.
You can verify that dependent demands are assigned to alternative plants in transaction Stock/Requirements List (MD04) in SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA.
Planned orders are turned into production orders in SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA. Upon order execution, components are physically withdrawn from alternative locations.