Characteristics Planning w/ Dependent Req'ts (56)
With this strategy, planned independent requirements are created for configurable materials. In addition, the usage probabilities for combination value keys are entered in the configuration supporting points. The requirements for components are automatically calculated by multiplying the component quantity by the usage probability. The dependencies between characteristics are also taken into account for this calculation.
The allocation takes place on the header level; in other words, sales orders consume the configurable materialís independent requirement, not the componentís dependent requirements.
In addition to the usual master data settings such as creation of BOMs, routings and the various configuration data (Configuration: Classes, Characteristics, Configuration Profile, Object Dependencies), you must maintain the following master data settings. For Classes and Characterisitcs, choose Logisitcs ® Central functions ® Classification. For Configuration profiles and Object dependencies, choose Logisitcs ® Central functions ® Variant configuration.
See also:Comparing Strategies 56 and 89 Creating PIRs for Characteristics Planning Strategies for Configurable Materials Creating a Configuration Profile Dependencies Creating a Characteristic Classifying a Characteristic