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In a collective order, goods movements are usually not required for assemblies that are directly produced. The material produced is passed directly to the work center where it is needed as a component in the superior order. To represent the costs correctly in a collective order, the confirmation of the sub-assembly simulates a goods receipt and also goods issue for the superior order. For the directly produced assembly, the result is that costs are credited to the subordinate order and costs are debited to the superior order.

In exceptional cases, however, you may want to place a particular part of the produced sub-assembly in stock.

Example Example

In a directly produced order, the planned order quantity is 110 pieces. 10 pieces of this are planned as scrap. However, no scrap occurs during production. As a result, you confirm 110 pieces as yield. As only 100 pieces are needed in the superior order (requirements quantity of the components = 100 pieces), you have a surplus of 10 pieces that you want to post to the warehouse.

End of the example.

The confirmation of yield in the subordinate order has the result that costs are credited to the subordinate order and costs are debited from the superior order. Goods receipt with reference to the subordinate order would therefore lead to costs being debited twice from the superior order.

To avoid this error, we recommend that you enter an unplanned goods receipt for the surplus quantity with reference to the superior order.


  1. Confirm the actual yield as usual in the subordinate order

  2. Via the confirmation, the value of the superior order is automatically debited.

  3. In the initial screen, choose   Logistics   Materials management   Inventory management   Goods movement   Goods receipt   Other.  

  4. Enter the movement type 531 (goods receipt of by-product), plant and storage location. Choose  ( ) .

  5. Enter the number of the superior order in the Order field. For item 1, enter the assembly of the subordinate order and also the surplus quantity.

  6. Save the goods movement.