This process allows you to assign one or more follow-up or replacement articles to the original article. A follow-up article replaces an original article permanently, whereas a replacement article only replaces it for a specific period of time.
You can make assignments on different levels using local assortments for one site, or general assortments for a group of sites or all sites.
You can display, change, and delete existing assignments of follow-up or replacement articles for original articles.
· You have created all the articles that you want to assign as follow-up or replacement articles in the article master.
You can also use core master data to create follow-up or replacement article relationships.
For more information about core master data, see Article: Core Master Record.
· Original articles and follow-up and replacement articles do not belong to the following article categories:
¡ Generic article
¡ Merchandise category article
¡ Merchandise category hierarchy article
¡ Group article
¡ Merchandise category reference article
· Original articles and follow-up and replacement articles are active articles. This means that they are not deleted logically at basic data level.
· In Customizing for follow-up categories, you have defined follow-up categories for follow-up and replacement articles for which the system performs checks.
For more information about Customizing for follow-up categories, see Logistics - General under Article Master ® Retail-Specific Settings ® Settings for Follow-Up/Replacement Article ® Maintain Follow-Up Categories.
1. Enter criteria to select articles, or articles with existing follow-up relationships.
2. The system creates a worklist on the basis of your entries.
3. Edit the follow-up/replacement article relationships and save them.
For more information, see Processing Follow-Up/Replacement Article Relationships.
4. You can display change documents for follow-up/replacement article relationships.
For more information, see Displaying Change Documents.
5. You can reorganize follow-up/replacement article relationships.
For more information, see Reorganizing Follow-Up/Replacement Article Relationships.
You have assigned follow-up articles or replacement articles to original articles.