If you are using avaluated sales order stock, you can use the functions for variance calculation and the calculation of scrap variances in sales-order-related production.
You can do this in the following situations:
You do not flag the sales document item as carrying costs and revenues.
In this case the functions of Cost Object Controlling are performed at the product level using manufacturing orders (production orders or process orders) or in repetitive manufacturing using a
You can also use a cost object hierarchy.
Here your costs are managed on a sales document item that carries costs and revenue. That is, you use theProduct Cost by Sales Order functionality.
You can calculate variances and unplanned scrap (scrap variances) at the level of the orders (manufacturing orders or product cost collectors) assigned to the sales document item. It is not possible to calculate variances at the level of the sales document item.
If you want to see thevariance categories rather than just remaining variances, the cost estimate on which the calculation of target costs is based must have an itemization.
See also:Standard Price with Valuated Sales Order Stock
This section contains detailed information on the strategy sequence for the selection of the cost estimate relevant to inventory valuation with a valuated sales order stock.
Inventory Valuation on Basis of Sales Order Cost Estimate/Order BOM Cost Estimate
If you want to calculate variances using the standard price for the material manufactured for the sales order that was calculated in asales order cost estimate or order BOM cost estimate, make sure that:
You specify that the status VO (marked) is set automatically in Customizing for Product Cost Controlling under Cost Object Controlling
To be able to calculate scrap variances using a sales order cost estimate, the following requirements must be met:
Inventory Valuation on Basis of Standard Cost Estimate for Collective Requirements Material
If you want the scrap variances to be calculated using a standard price for the material for the sales order which was calculated in a standard cost estimate for the material because you also carry the same material in collective requirements, variance calculation can be performed if the standard cost estimate is marked and released and is valid at the time of variance calculation.
You can calculate variances on the basis of the standard price in the material master even if the standard price was calculated in acost estimate without quantity structure. A cost estimate without quantity structure is created with the costing method unit costing. The variances are shown broken down into variance categories.
You can only calculate scrap variances if the standard cost estimate for the material is acost estimate with quantity structure (costing method product costing) and it has an itemization.
The system requires an itemization with operation information in order to valuate
To calculate the total variance, the system only requires a standard price that was calculated in a cost estimate with itemization. If no itemization exists, variance calculation will report all variances as remaining variances. This will be the case for example if the sales order cost estimate is a product cost estimate without an itemization.
If you are using a valuated sales order stock, you can calculate the variances the same way as in make-to-stock production:
If you are using a valuated sales order stock, variance calculation calculates the total variances (standard system: target cost version 0) on the basis of the cost estimate that is used to valuate the materials in the sales order stock. This can be the following:
In variance calculation, the system assumes that the goods receipt is valuated with the standard price. Differences that are due to a different valuation are shown as output price variances. Output price variances are also reported in cases such as the following:
You create a sales order cost estimate for a sales order item and mark it. The material is manufactured and placed into finished goods inventory. The standard price is updated.
You then reverse the goods receipt. You create a new sales order cost estimate and mark it. However, you overlooked the fact that once the standard price for the sales order stock is updated, it can no longer be changed automatically. The material is again placed into finished goods inventory. The inventory is valuated with the standard price that was updated with the first goods receipt.
In the period-end closing process of Cost Object Controlling, you calculate the variances. The difference between the standard price and the second sales order cost estimate is reported as an output price variance.
Manual changes to the price of a make-to-order material have the following effects:
We continue with the above example:
Suppose you would like to prevent the output price variance from being reported. You manually adjust the standard price of the make-to-order material to the value of the second sales order cost estimate.
Assume that the sales order cost estimate has a total value of EUR 50. The fixed costs are EUR 10 and the variable costs are EUR 40.
When it calculates the variances, the system reports a variance of zero for the variance category output price variance. However, it does report a variance of EUR 10 for the fixed costs and the same amount for the variable costs; these amounts cancel each other out.
If you are using product cost collectors in sales-order-related production, you can only calculate variances with target cost version 0 if you have created a standard cost estimate for the configurable material.
You cannot calculate variances for the sales order item.
Note the following:
If the sales order item carries costs and revenues, the price differences for externally procured individual requirements materials are posted to the sales order item (and not directly to CO-PA). If you now want to see the total actual cost on the sales order item, you must also settle the total variances on the manufacturing orders or product cost collector (the value that is posted to the price difference account) to the sales order item. In this case, make sure you do not settle the total variances to CO-PA because the variances would then get transferred into CO-PA twice.
For more information, read the following section:
See also:Product Cost by Period Product Cost by Order