You use this processing option if you want to make customer-specific changes to the BOM of a material that you configure in the sales order. In the sales order, you assign values to the characteristics of the header material, but the BOM is not exploded in the sales order.
The BOM components that match these values are not determined until you call a special processing function. Subordinate configurable materials can be configured in this function, and you can make order-specific changes to the BOM.
There are 2 types of order BOMs:
If you change the characteristic values assigned to the material in transaction VA01, VA02, or CU51, this may affect the order BOM.
The configuration profile of the configurable material has the Process: Order BOM indicator selected, with a single-level or multi-level BOM explosion.
Maintenance of Order BOM not Allowed in Sales Order
The BOM is not exploded in the sales order. You cannot assign values to subordinate configurable materials in the sales order.
The header material appears as a sales order item.
Maintenance of Order BOM Allowed in Sales Order
You can only use this function if you select Result-oriented BOM in the configuration profile first.
The order BOM is saved as a result-oriented order BOM when you save the sales order.
In material requirements planning (MRP), requirements are determined for the order item. To ensure that MRP checks whether a material has an order BOM, set the Sales order BOM indicator in Customizing by choosing Planning ® BOM Explosion/Determine Routing ® Define BOM explosion control.
For more information on maintaining order BOMs with and without Variant Configuration, together with the preceding and subsequent process, see the SAP Library under Logistics ® PP Production Planning ® PP Order BOM.
The following sections deal with maintenance of order BOMs with variant configuration:Order BOMs for Variant Configuration Settings in the Configuration Profile Creating a Knowledge-Based Order BOM Creating a Result-Oriented Order BOM Instantiating Configurable Materials Fixing Configurable Assemblies