Bill of Material (BoM) - CS03 in SAP PP
A bill of material is a complete, formally structured list of the components that make up a product or assembly. The list comprises of the material number of each component, together with the quantity and unit of measure.
BOM can be single level and multi-level. For example, finished material would contain semi-finished materials as components which in turn would contain raw materials as components in next level.
There can be different alternative BOMs for a product depending upon the lot sizes, validity dates, and different production methods.
BOM is used in production planning for semi-finished and purchase planning for raw materials.
BOM's are also used in standard cost calculation for finished Product by rolling up the cost from raw to semi-finish and then to finished Product.
Material BOM can be made for material in PP module and equipment BOM are used in Plant Maintenance module.
From SAP Easy access screen open transaction CS03
Enter parent material for which BOM needs to be displayed.
Enter Plant Code.
Enter BOM usage = "1" which is used for changing Production BOM.
Enter the valid from date which means that BOM would be valid from that date.
Click to go to the next screen.
In this screen, a list of components along with quantity would be displayed.
Click icon to see the BOM header.
In next step, you will see BOM header.
There might be the case wherein component material does not exist. For this, you need to create the material master for the component material before creating BOM.
Some users try to create the BOM again for the same Product, system gives warning message regarding "Alternative BOM2 is being created" and they tend to ignore the warning message and move forward and hence end up in creating similar alternative BOM 2 for same product. This unnecessary creates duplicate data.
That's it! These are all the actions that define the workflow that the Mission Critical SAP SD Display Material BOM Robot will perform each time.
It just works!