Version Bill of Material creation ´(SAP PEO)

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Let’s start with a new series of Blogs to know about the objects and functions of SAP PEO, its features and usability.

For SAP PEO the main highlight that makes it different is, the use of Version BOMs instead of normal BOMs.

Version BOM’s key aspects needs to be understood before getting into further details.

  • Version BOMs are different from classic BOMs
  • Version BOMs cannot be changed once released. If something needs to be changed then a new BOM has to be created with a new version.
  • Every version of the BOM is completely a different instance. A change in any version does not effect any other version
  • Version can only be created via SAP Fiori apps. (No Classic GUI T-Code supported)

Usually the first version BOM you create in an SAP PEO process is an Engineering BOM. Engineering BOM is the engineering bill of material which comes from the engineering department of the new product.

You can create EBOM (Version controlled BOM) via migration of a classic BOM or directly via app  ‘Maintain bill of material ‘

Migration of a classic BOM

To migrate the classic BOM to a version BOM  the report RMPE_MIGRATE_BOM can be used.

Here you can mention the Bill of material which you want to convert to version controlled BOM

RMPE_MIGRATE_BOM

RMPE_MIGRATE_BOM

You can specify the target BOM as well, as in which do you want to create. And you have an option to delete the existing classic BOM after the creation of the Version BOM.

Maintain bill of material

If you have to create a new BOM altogether then you have to go to the app ” Maintain Bill of material”

Here you have to create version BOM

The selection parameters are the same as the classic BOM. Instead of the BOM Usage. Here you have to select a version controlled BOM, in this case an EBOM.

Once this is done enter the details for the items and click on create. (Similar as classic BOM creation concept)

If you are done with the changes to the Bill of material you can release the BOM.

Here if you click on create then you can change the BOM at a later point of time as well. But if you click on release you don’t have that option to be able to change the BOM.

Once a new version controlled EBOM has been created and released, it has to be assigned to a change number and scope of planning.

  • Change record is created to track the changes done for this specific BOM or routing etc.
  • Planning scope is assigned for the enablement of conversion of the Engineering-BOM to Manufacturing-BOM in the VEMP transactions.

For this “Manage Unassigned EBOM’s” app can be used.

Here the EBOM can be selected and assigned a planning scope and a change number. You have the possibility to create change number from this app and directly assign it to the EBOM.

You can specify in the planning scope the usage of the EBOM. In this case it is shop floor BOM (MBOM)

This EBOM which has been created can be used for creation of planning BOM or manufacturing BOM based on business scenario.

Routing is not created for the EBOM as this BOM is neither used for planning nor for manufacturing.

I hope you would find this Blog helpful. See you in the next one.