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Contents

Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 2
Configuration Guide ................................................................................................................................ 2
1. Define Special procurement type ..................................................................................................... 2
2. Setup Subcontract order .................................................................................................................. 4
Master Data ............................................................................................................................................ 4
1. Material master ............................................................................................................................... 4
2. Info record....................................................................................................................................... 5
3. Bill of Material ................................................................................................................................. 6
Transactional Data................................................................................................................................... 6
1. Create the Subcontract Purchase Order ........................................................................................... 6
2. Transferring the Components to Subcontractor ............................................................................... 9
3. Receiving the Header material ....................................................................................................... 11

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Introduction
In a subcontracting scenario materials are sent to a third party vendor to add value by carrying out an
operation. Once the operation is completed the subcontractor (3rd party vendor) sends the value added
materials to the manufacturing plant in order to complete the finished good.

Configuration Guide
There are few configurations that are needed to be setup before carrying out the subcontracting
process.

1. Define Special procurement type
IMG Path:

Make sure Special Procurement type 30 has been defined for the plant with the following setting enabled
for subcontracting.

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2. Setup Subcontract order
This needs to be defined if there is a requirement to send the component stock to the subcontractor
using an SD delivery.
IMG Path:

Master Data
We need the following master data to be set up first for the subcontracting scenario to work.

1. Material master
Create header material that will be received from the subcontractor after the value addition and the
component material that will be sent to the subcontractor.
Example – If we are sending a jersey for embellishment, we need to create the jersey and the
embellishment item as two materials.

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Important – Make the following setting on the header material. Here the procurement type ‘F’ is used to
indicate that it is procured externally and the special procurement key ‘30’ is used to indicate that it is a
subcontracting material.
Transaction: MM01

2. Info record
Create a subcontracting info record for the material/vendor combination using the following option. The
price specified here will be the amount paid to the third party vendor for the value addition.
Transaction: ME11

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3. Bill of Material
Create a BOM for the header material with the component material attached to maintaining the
consumption. (BOM usage 1 can be used)
Transaction: CS01

Transactional Data
1. Create the Subcontract Purchase Order
Transaction: ME21N
In this step we will be creating the subcontracting PO to be sent to the vendor with Item Category “L”.
Note – If you are using a separate PO Document type for subcontracting Item category can be defaulted.

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To display the component requirement select the Schedule line and click on the “Object List”.

To display ATP results select the Line item and click on the “Component Availability”

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2. Transferring the Components to Subcontractor
Transaction: MIGO
In this step we will be sending the required quantity of the component material to the subcontractor.
This will be done through Transfer posting using movement type 541 against the PO.

Upon saving the transfer posting the stock will remain under the plant but will show as “stock provided
to the vendor” as below in the Stock overview.
Transaction: MMBE

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Stocks at the vendor could be monitored using Transaction code ME2O.

This tool can be used to create outbound deliveries if the in transit item needs to be monitored, carry
out post goods issue once the items reach the subcontractor and navigate to stock requirement list and
overview screens.

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3. Receiving the Header material
Transaction: MIGO
Once the subcontract operation is complete the vendor will be sending back the finished product. Once
we receive the items we will be carrying out a goods receipt for the PO using movement type 101.

Note – There will be 2 lines when item 1 is expanded; one for the header material which will be received
through the movement type 101 and one for the component material which will be backflushed using the
movement type 543 automatically. However, you are able to adjust the quantity on the component to
reflect any over/under utilization by the vendor if needed.
This will complete the subcontracting scenario and now you will have stock for the header material.

Author: Malith Tharaka Perera
E-Mail: malith_p@hotmail.com / tharakap@learnsaptips.com
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