Material Requirements Planning for Structured Materials (Retail Only)

Description

You can only use this function if you use

SAP Retail.

As a result of requirements from the retail sector (SAP Retail), Release 4.0A includes the following new functions:

The following were not included in SAP Retail Release 1.2B:

Features

This function enables you to calculate the requirements for the header material of a structured material from the requirements of the assigned components.

If you use time-phased planning for a header material, the system uses the listing conditions to determine whether the individual components have to be procured.

Otherwise, the system forecasts the component requirements and converts these to the requirements for the assigned header material. You can include your own calculation procedure for the header material conversion by using a user exit.

Prerequisites

You can only use this function in time-phased planning.
The header material and the components must have the same period indicator.
The header material must have consumption values for technical reasons, but they are not included in the requirements calculation. It is recommended that you enter a reference material for the header material.
You should maintain the same number of forecast periods for the reference material and the header material.