We are in the process of implementing ECC 6. I am the team lead for PP & PM modules. We are facing a typical problem and need your help. We are basically heavy engineering company and follow discrete manufacturing.
1. We have a BoM which is normally multi level and contain bought out raw materials, in-house produced semi-finished goods as well as out sourced semi-finished goods.
2. A BoM may contain alternative components for a parent item. EG. Starter Motor is a parent item in the BoM, we have multiple suppliers for starter motors (with different codes because the cost, warranty etc are different for different vendors).
3. We expect material staging to happen based on the available stock.
Item Code XYZ is for the starter motor supplied by vendor ABC, XYZ1 & XYZ2 are alternative to XYZ and supplied by ABC1 and ABC2.
Required quantity for XYZ in production order is 100 where as we have stock of XYZ only 20, but there is a stock available for XYZ1 50, and XYZ3 40.
How can I fulfill the requirement to the production order with the available stock of XYZ, XYZ1 and XYZ3.