Variant Configuration

What is Variant Configuration? It is a tool which helps to simplify the complex manufacturing of final product with more varieties and Variation of the input material. e.g. Automobile manufacturing Furniture manufacturing Visit for more info

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Variant configuration helps To ensure right choice is delivered Easy for the sales person to select Communication is fast and clear Ensures production of right item

Super BOM:-

Variant Configuration-super BOM

containing all the components for producing all variants of the product. Advantage:No need to create a separate BOM One configurable material to cover variants.

Super Routing:-

Variant Configuration-super Routing

containing all the operations for producing all variants of the product. Advantage:No need to create a separate Routing One configurable material to cover variants.

Configurable Material - BOM
configurable material BOM contains all the components that are required to manufacture the material. The BOM contains components that are only used in specific variants (variant parts), as well as components that are used in all variants (non-variable parts)

and production resources/tools (PRTs) that are required to manufacture all variants of a configurable material . operation sequences.Routing A routing (or task list) for a configurable material contains all the operations.Configurable Material .

assign the material to a class of class type 300. The customer can choose from among different options for each characteristic (values).Variant Configuration-Class To define the features of a configurable material. To enable to use characteristics to configure a material. use characteristics. .

Classification & Characteristic Various characteristics of the material can be Defined and these characteristics are attached To the class. e.g Variant class – class type 300 Batch class -.class type 022 . Class is attached to the Material master.

. •Classify the variant part in a class and enter the class as a class item in the BOM.Item selection from super BOM •Enter the variant part as a BOM item and assign object dependency to it. •Use the classification data of a material as a selection condition.

Precondition and Procedure respectively . Restricting the selection & changing the quantity of an item in the BOM are done through Object dependencies select condition.Object Dependency Selection of item.

.Select Condition Super BOM contains all the required and Variable items. From the variable items required items will be selected which are Matching the characteristic value.

85hp engine 3.85hp & 95hp select Condition : power = ’70’ Result:.Select Condition e.g. 70hp engine 2. 95hp engine Characteristic: Power Char.Values: 70hp. Items in the super BOM are : 1. .item 70hp engine will be selected.

Pre Condition e. DPCpump 2. .g.2 Values : Engine_Power Emission_level euro1. 85hp can go with all euro1. DPAMpump 3. 95hp can go with euro3 only.euro2 and euro3. Items in super BOM related to emission are : 1.euro2 & euro3 Constrains:- 70hp can go with euro1 only. HYDpump Characteristic1: Characteristic2: Char.

e Depends on number of wheel character. then Procedure is used.Procedure e. item ‘Fastner’ required quantity per engine may be 8 times the number of wheel. If no of wheel is 4 then fastner qty should be 32 Per product. i. .g. If there is a change in quantity depends on any Characteristic value.

when entering characteristic values. where assign values to the characteristics of the material. see the configuration editor.Creating Sales Order When creating a sales order & enter the configurable material as an order item. dependencies for the characteristics and values are processed. .

Class item in super BOM Another way to simplify the BOM creation Process is through class item in the BOM .

Creation of class Characteristics are created and attached with Class of class type 300(variant class). Class will be assigned to the material master With characteristic values Enter this class as a class item (K) in the BOM .

item & BOM Link is established as class attached to the material master and the same class is entered As class item (K) in the BOM.Link between class. .

Item selection via class item When the particular class is assigned to the Material master and the same class is Entered as a class item in the BOM. while Creating the sales order .

.Control on class and characteristics Classes can be created through Engineering Change Management so that the better control can be Imparted to it. Changes to the characteristic & its effective from dates can be triggered through Engineering change Management.

Pricing You can make the price of a variant dependent on the characteristic values assigned (Pricing).Variant Configuration . You can use variant conditions to define surcharges and discounts for a variant .

Variant – Pricing steps Create condition record create a procedure where you enter the reference from the characteristic Assign the procedures to either the characteristic values configure the material in the sales order The net price for the material is displayed .

. the Conditions pushbutton is displayed.process If a value that triggers a variant condition is selected when configuring a material in a sales order.Pricing steps . On pressing this pushbutton. the price of the material displayed under Net value is automatically increased or reduced. In addition. One can see which conditions have influenced the price.

Making variant make to stock For variants that are required frequently. you can check whether the variant required is in stock. When you receive a sales order. so that you can deliver immediately. you can create material variants. . which can be produced without a sales order and kept in stock.

the configurable material can be replaced in the sales order by a material variant. Material variants that only partly match the configuration of the material in the sales order are ignored Note:-The configuration of the material must match the material variant Exactly .Variant matching in the SO If material variants already exist for a configurable material.

one can test whether it has created the objects correctly and whether dependencies work.Simulating configuration configuration simulation to check configuration model. . In the configuration simulation.

Simulating costing Use the configuration simulation functionality to determine the costs for manufacturing a specific variant of the configurable material. Please note that this configuration is only a simulation – the costing data for a variant is not saved. use the function to simulate the costing for different characteristic values .

The selected items form the BOM specific to SO.order And issued against the production order. .Material Accounting Relevant items are selected from the Super BOM through object dependency.order. Items are copied to

Example of VC Finished Material : Bolerojeep Raw Material :.Many items .

Characters (structure options) Engine Power Emission Level Seating Capacity Body Material Thickness & colour Number of wheels .

85hp. and Euro3 Matching 70hp can go with Euro1 only 80hp can go with all 95hp can go with Euro3 only . Euro2. 95hp Emission Level – Euro1.Character value & constraints Engine Power – 70hp.

Character value Seating Capacity – 6 .0.0.5mmred.6mmwhite.7mmred 0.7 and 8 Body Material Thickness & colour -0.6mmred.7mmwhite 0.0.5mmblack.5mmwhite.6mmblack.0.0.of Wheels – 4 or 5 This is to select the qty of fastner .0.7mmblack No.

Sales Order Creation .

Assigning characteristic values .

Selecting characteristic values .

Selecting characteristic value for constrain .

Selecting characteristic value for constrain-85hp .

characteristic values for 85hp Engine Power .

Complete characteristic values .

View the Sales Order .

MRP result Planned order with selected items .

Planned order detail .

View of Super BOM .

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.Planning for standard variant Planning of fast moving product as a standard item and Matching at the time of creating the sales order automatically.

6mmred colored Product is fast moving and it needs to be Planned and produced in advance. at the time Of configuring.6seater.0. When the order is received.Euro3.Planning for standard variant example 95Hp. . it will pickup this Preconfigured item in the sales order.

6mmred colored product Item code beuro37seat0.0.Euro3.6redfor 95Hp.Planning for standard variant example Item code Beuro36seat0.Euro3.0.6seater.6mmred colored product .7seater.6red for 85Hp.

Example-preconfigured. ..

Configuring in the SO .

Automatic replacement in SO .

Item available in SO .

MRP and Result .

Planned order view .

All the items are accounted for consumption Visit for more info .sap-topjobs.Component Accounting From Planned orders components are Copied to production order and issued.

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