The standard cost estimate for a configurable material can be used as follows:
In a sales-order-related production environment in repetitive manufacturing, the system generates a planned order that lists the material components of the material being manufactured.
You enter a goods receipt posting in the menu of repetitive manufacturing to debit the cost object with the costs for the material components. The cost object is the following:
See also:Selected Logistical Processes and Cost Objects
If you have specified in Customizing for Product Cost by Period under Simultaneous Costing ® Check Control Data for Repetitive Manufacturing Profiles that activities are to be posted on the basis of the standard cost estimate for the material, and you have created a cost estimate for a configurable material, the cost object is automatically debited with the costs for the activities specified in the cost estimate for the configurable material at the time of the goods receipt.
In the Basic Data view of the material master record, the indicator Material is configurable is selected.
Enter the material number of the configurable material in the MRP 3 view of the master record of the configurable material in the Configurable mat. field. The result is that the configurable material references itself. You enter particular characteristic values in the MRP 3 view under Variant configuration. You can create a standard cost estimate for the material on the basis of the object dependencies under Variant configuration.
See also:Standard Cost Estimate