PLM Project System (PS)

Variant Configuration (VC) In Assembly Processing of Network / Project

This Blog will cover how Variant Configuration will integrate with Assembly Processing of Network/Project with necessary steps.

Business Requirement:

  • One Material has different Characteristics to Sell and depend upon the characteristics of Material; Operative Network Activity Should be selected.
  • The created Operative Network Creation will help for evaluation purpose by Scheduling, cost, Milestone etc. Assignment as well for user time saving / avoiding mistake.

Constrained:

  • As per SAP Standard behavior; assignment of one material to multiple standard networks is not possible in CN08.

Solution :

To achieve this ; Variant Configuration for Network is the Only Way.

In PS; Only Network is Configurable Object.

Prerequisites

  1. Characteristics for Material / Standard Network
  2. Class for Material /Standard Network
  3. Characteristics Assignment in Class for Material / Standard Network
  4. Standard Network Creation
  5. Configurable Material Creation
  6. Configuration Profile for Material and Standard Network
  7. Object Dependency ( Global / Local ) Creation

1. Characteristics for Material / Standard Network – CT04

Characteristics Like; Type Of Material, Category of Material, Special Procurement.

  • We can create number of Characteristics as per business need.

2. Class for Material /Standard Network – CL01

3. Characteristics Assignment in Class for Material / Standard Network – CL02

4. Master/Standard Network Creation – CN01

5. Configurable Material Creation – MM01/MM02

6. Configuration Profile for Material – CU41

7. Object Dependency ( Global / Local ) Creation

Will be creating Local Dependency in CN02.

  • Note: Local dependencies are created for one object ( In this case its Network – XXXXX ) and can only be used with this object.
  • Means; Activity – A3 will be assigning if all above condition / characteristics are matched.

In Requirement class; Configuration Mandatory must need to enable.

All required setting must be in place for Assembly Processing.

Demo:

1. Create the Sales Order

2. Assign require characteristics to material

3. check the created network

  • Characteristics from Material is transferred to Network, as below image.
  • Check the Operative Network Activity as below ;

Please, let me know if anyone have doubt or I missed something.

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