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  Multi Item Order

Use

The multi item order is used in areas in which large production units are to be split into smaller units during production. In a production order that is flagged as a multi item order, you can total up the preselected items (output item quantities) in fast entry and enter this total as a new header quantity. The system updates the processing time and the input component quantity in line with the new header quantity.

Prerequisites

In Customizing for Production , you set the Independent Item Quantity indicator, by choosing Start of the navigation path Shop Floor Control Next navigation step Master Data Next navigation step Order Next navigation step Define Additional Settings for Production Orders End of the navigation path .

To total up several items to form a new header quantity, the base unit of measure must be the same for all items. The items must also have been entered with the same production unit.

Features

When you create a production order, the relevant input component quantities that are needed to cover the required output material are assigned to the header quantity. If the production order is flagged as a multi item order, you can total up the selected output materials (this can be the header quantity plus co-products or several co-products without a header quantity), and enter this total as the new header quantity in the production order. On the basis of this new header quantity, the system calculates the new processing times and the required input component quantities, while the quantity of the co-products remains unchanged. In the standard SAP System, in contrast, the co-products are calculated as proportions of the new header quantity.

You can select any output materials to be totaled up.

If you do not want the input component quantity to be changed along with the header quantity, set the Fixed quantity indicator on the Component Overview screen.

Note Note

You should not enter new items in the component overview, because this would mean that the multi item order function cannot process the co-products correctly. For example, the output item quantities are not totaled up correctly.

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The Independent Item Quantity in Customizing determines that:

  • a material does not have to be entered on the Create Production Order: Initial Screen .

  • the header quantity is formed from the sum of the output item quantities.

Constraints:

Multi item orders are not transferred to the APO system. A planned order created in the APO system cannot be transferred as a multi item order to the DIMP system.

Multi item orders cannot be combined.

The multi propagation function is not supported.

Activities

On the initial screen for the production order, flag the production order as a multi item order. To do this, assign it an order type for which the Independent Item Quantity indicator has been selected.

Alternatively, you can leave the Material field empty, and just select an order type for which the Independent Item Quantity indicator has been selected.

Note Note

You enter the order types in Customizing for Production under Start of the navigation path Shop Floor Control Next navigation step Master Data Next navigation step Order Next navigation step Define Order Types End of the navigation path .

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On the Create Production Order screen, enter at least one co-product on the Fast Data Entry tab page for a production order. Select several items and choose Add up . On the General tab, the system enters the sum of the item quantities as the header quantity.