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 Engineering Change Management (LO-ECH)

Definition

Engineering Change Management is a central logistics function that can be used to change various aspects of production basic data (for example, BOMs, task lists, materials, and documents ) with history (with date effectivity) or depending on specific conditions (with parameter effectivity).

A change with history has the following distinctive characteristics:

  • It takes effect under precisely defined conditions (precise date or specific effectivity parameter value).

  • The changed object is saved twice: in its state before and after the changes.

  • A change master record or ECR/ECO controls and documents the changes.

Selection Criteria

The selection is recommended if you frequently carry out complex master data changes and want to document the changes.

See also:

Maintaining a Change Master Record

Maintaining Objects with Reference to a Change Number

Displaying a Change Master Record

Automated Processing of Business Transactions Using Engineering Change Requests