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 Super BOM


The bill of material (BOM) of a configurable material 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).

This is why BOMs for configurable materials are known as super BOMs.


When you maintain BOMs for configurable materials, there are additional functions:

  • You can assign object dependencies to the BOM items for a configurable material.

You can assign the following dependency types to BOM items:

  • Selection conditions

To ensure that variant parts are selected when they are needed in a variant, you assign selection conditions to the variant parts.

See Selection Conditions and Selection Conditions for a BOM Item and Operation

  • Procedures (actions)

You can use procedures and actions to change field values in a BOM item, such as the component quantity.

See Reference Characteristics in Dependencies and Master Data References in Bills of Material

  • You can use classes as BOM items for configurable materials, as well as the other types of component. When you configure the material, the characteristic values you assign can trigger the replacement of the class by a material or a document that is classified in the class. You can use a class item instead of using several BOM items with selection conditions.

  • You can use the classification data of a material or document as a selection condition.

  • The BOM can contain components that are configurable materials. These configurable materials have item category N (non-stock material).

See also:

PP Bills of Material

Maintaining the Create Material BOM Initial Screen

Creating New Items

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