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For the material cost estimate the costing or MRP view contains the following relevant information for the quantity structure:

  • Alternative BOM and BOM usage

The alternative BOM determines which alternative is used as the basis for material costing with a quantity structure for a specific BOM usage.

The BOM usage determines the areas within the company in which the BOM is used.

For automatic alternative determination enter a BOM usage to determine which BOM is to be used for the material costing with quantity structure.

  • Task list group, group counter and task list type

The task list group summarizes several routings or master recipes that have similar production processes or are used to manufacture similar materials. You differentiate between the routings in a group by means of group counters.

You can create a new task list group for each routing usage. This enables you to opt for production alternatives in material costing with a quantity structure. Within the task list group, the same group counter identifies the same production alternative.

The group counter identifies which routing or master recipe within the routing group is used in the material costing with a quantity structure.

The task list type identifies a particular task list together with the task list group and the group counter. A task list contains the information for the production of a material. This may involve for example a master recipe (task list type 2), a routing (task list type N) or a rate routing (task list type R).

  • Special procurement type for costing

This key sets a special procurement type for material costing with a quantity structure that can be different from the special procurement type in materials planning. In this case the entry in the costing view has priority for the cost estimate.

If you do not enter a key here, the special procurement type you enter in the MRP view will apply.

  • Costing lot size

The costing lot size specifies the quantity used as a basis for costing. If you do not specify a lot size when creating a cost estimate, this lot size is used as a default. If you do specify a lot size when creating a cost estimate, the lot size in the material master record is ignored.

  • The indicator co-product/fixed price

Indicates a material as a co-product or a fixed-price co-product

  • Version indicator

Indicates that production versions exist for the material

  • Production version

Specifies the production version to be used as a basis for costing the material

The following information relevant to the material cost estimate is defined in the MRP view.

  • Lot size data

  • Assembly - and Component scrap

  • Procurement type and information for special procurement

  • Indicator co-product

  • Alternative selection

  • Version indicator and production versions

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