You are on page 1of 7

Contents

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................. 2
Configuration Guide ...................................................................................................................................... 2
1. Structured Article Maintenance............................................................................................................ 2
2. Structured Article in Logistic Process .................................................................................................... 3
Master Data .................................................................................................................................................. 4
1. Create Structured Article ...................................................................................................................... 4
Transactional Data ........................................................................................................................................ 6
1. Create the Purchase Order ................................................................................................................... 6

Introduction
There are different types of article masters that one can create in FMS. Previously we discussed the
creation of Generic Article Master in FMS Click here.
In this document we will take a look at how we can create a Structured Article. There are different types
of structured articles Sales sets, Displays and Prepacks which can be used for different business scenarios
based on whether they are purchased, sold and kept in inventory together or not. The common factor
making it a structured article is that they are made up of a number components. So inherently they will
have a Bill of Material which shows the quantities of the components they are made up of.

Configuration Guide
The following configuration needs to be in place to specify the behavior of the Structure article type for
each process.

1. Structured Article Maintenance


IMG Path:

Make sure the BOM usage and Item Categories are specified for the type of Structured article you are
trying to use.

2. Structured Article in Logistic Process


This needs to be defined to specify how the BOM explode for each scenario. For Purchasing select Work
Area 100 and Warehouse select Work Area 200.
IMG Path:

This can be specified at a high level of Site category for each Structured article type or at a specific sales
org/dist channel/site combination or specific aticle itself. By setting 1 or 0 at the Sp Type Strc you specify
whether the BOM explodes or not.
For example the first entry here would mean that for Sales Sets you want the BOM to explode for
purchasing.

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

1. Create Structured Article


Transaction: MM41

Article Category should be a Structured Article. (10, 11 or 12)

For the purpose of this document we will be creating a Prepack but please note that the screens and
behavior of each Structured article type is different.
Click on the Components button on the bottom of Basic Data screen.

Provide the Generic article which will be the components and Quantity for each component.

Enter the other attributes for the article and Save.

Transactional Data
1. Create the Purchase Order
Transaction: ME21N
In this step we will be creating the Purchase order to be sent to the vendor
Note You only need to enter the Structured article number and it will automatically derive the
component of the prepacks with the quantities as new line items on the purchase order.

Author: Malith Tharaka Perera


E-Mail: malith_p@hotmail.com / tharakap@learnsaptips.com
Website: www.learnsaptips.com
View my profile in LinkedIn

Disclaimer
This article is done based on my research and readings, unless otherwise stated. The views expressed are
my own and not of anyone else.
Author accepts no liability for the content of the articles in this website or for the consequences of any
actions taken on the basis of the information provided. Using this information is at the users own
discretion and responsibility.