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SERIAL NUMBER TRACEABILTY

SERIAL NUMBER TRACEABILITY

In case of any complaint or recall issue from the customer, then we need to track what are all the materials used to manufacture the lot and trace the same.

In Batch management, we can track the raw material used for production through batch by using MB56 (Batch where used list) or In BMBC (BATCH cockpit); where as in serial number, there is no provision to track like batch management.

For serial number managed material we need to create additionally AS Built Configurations to track the serial number.

PROCESS

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Once the production of the material is carried out

1) Create an Installed base – With reference to production data in COIB

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Enter the material and serial number and click explode

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After enter the component serial number and click transfer

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The same way we can create  a link for dependent material

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Enter the material and serial number and click explode

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After entering serial number, click transfer

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And click the save button.

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Select the Create/Change as built in foreground

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2)  Once the material is returned back from the customer due to any complaint

Go to  IH20 or IH22

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Enter the finish material no and serial number & execute

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You will find the installation base no.

With reference to installation base no, we can display the dependent material serial no linked with 300305

Go to IB53

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And enter

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We can find the all the serial no of the dependent materials which is assigned to material 300305 & serial no 2.

Thanks for visting the blog, appreciate your comment/ feedback.

Regards,

Sundaresan.E.V

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      Author's profile photo Anupam Sharma
      Anupam Sharma

      Nice document..

       

      Good work Sundaresan,

       

      Regards

      Anupam Sharma

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      Dear Anupam,

            Thanks a lot

      Author's profile photo Mangalraj Senthamaraikannan
      Mangalraj Senthamaraikannan

      Dear Sundaresan,

       

      Good document which is related to an area where really people struggle to get some

       

      useful information...

       

      I hope this will be much useful to everyone..

       

      Regards

      Mangalraj.S

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Dear Mangal,

       

           Thanks a lot,  I am great fan of you.

       

      During my intial career in SAP, i have followed your answer in SCN, Thanks a lot of sharing your knowledge.

       

      Regards,

       

      Sundaresan.E.V

      Author's profile photo Sundhu M
      Sundhu M

      Dear Sundaresan,

       

      Good document with clear screen shot. Thanks for sharing.. .

       

      Regards,

      Sundhu

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Sundhu

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      Thanks for sharing your content on SCN. However, I have to point out that this should have been posted as a document and not a blog.

       

      Please see The Difference between a Discussion, Blog Post, Document and Wiki

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Jason, I will rectify my error in next post

      Author's profile photo Bhupendra Singh
      Bhupendra Singh

      Hi Sundershan,

                            Congrat  for nice document on serial no. managemnt. But  post it as document so that if sone one would like to download, he would be able to do so.

      Thx

      Bhupendra Singh

      Author's profile photo Jason Lax
      Jason Lax

      You can download this: int he actions box on the top right, click View as PDF.

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Bhupi

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sundaresan,

      Good informative document. Thank you.

       

      regards

      Rijil

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sundaresan,

      Good informative document. Thank you.

       

      regards

      Rijil

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Rijil for your comment and rating

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      This is really useful document for me and other Junior consultants.

       

      Thanks Man!!!

       

      Regards,

      Ramakrishnan.A

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Ram

      Author's profile photo chin yang
      chin yang

      Good Document on Aa built configuration, Thanks for adding screens.

       

      easy to understand and practise compare to http://help.sap.com/erp2005_ehp_06/helpdata/en/a5/63198843a211d189410000e829fbbd/frameset.htm

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Chin Yang for your comment

      Author's profile photo Abu Fathima
      Abu Fathima

      Good document...

       

      Thanks for sharing

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Abu for your rating and comment

      Author's profile photo Maitra .
      Maitra .

      Hi Sundaresan,

       

       

                              Very helpful blog, thank you.

       

       

       

      Regards

       

       

      Sm

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Sm

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi Sundaresan,

       

       

                           thanks for the your contribution, its nice to understand the serial no. management.

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Atul

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      HI Velayudham ,

       

                            Good doc you have posted. This is a major addressing of most of the PP related equipment/serial number GI/GR. I want to know whether this can be with different Serial numbers.PLz let me know.

       

       

      Regards,

      Praveen

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Praveen,

      Assign the issued serial no to the main serial no

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Dear Velayudam,

       

                                  In my scenario  I am issuing serial number to another serial number. Suppose, my FG will have one serial number (different ) and my BOm components will have different serial numbers. So that I can track my FG material-SERNR and SFG-SERNR relation. This way I want to test. Any way I am using standard classification to capture this data but want to check whether this is useful than updating in the Equipment type class for SFG SERNR.

      Appreciated your suggestions.

       

       

      Regards,

      Praveen.

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      You can assign the different serial no  of BOM component to FG serial no

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi velayudam and other Gurus,

       

                                                          I have tested this in my development of ECC 6.0 with different SERNR and getting COIB015 error. I do not see any error message for this. Need to test in 4.7. Velayudam in which version I were succeeded ?

       

      Regards,

      Praveen.

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      I am Using in ECC 6. I never encounter this problem in ECC 6.

      Author's profile photo Sharat Sugur
      Sharat Sugur

      Hi Sundaresan,

       

      Good document. Thank you for sharing.

       

      Regards,

      Sharat

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
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      Thanks Sharat

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice document, Sundaresan

      Regards,

      Senthil

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi sir, Good document, very helpful.

      Thank you,

      TK

      Author's profile photo Monst Yang
      Monst Yang

      Hi, Sundaresan

       

      If a company produce thousands of materials per day,how to setup this linkage ?Any mass creation solutions?

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      In OPK0- You can link the serial no assignment. while confirming the operation, you can link the serial no assignment or create a simple BDC for COIB transaction

      Author's profile photo Monst Yang
      Monst Yang

      OPK0,where can Ilink the serial no. assignment ?would you give me more information..

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      In OPK0- select area selection

       

      In Area- select the serial no assignment, This assignment will link the As Build configuration of serialized assembly  in confirmation screen

      Author's profile photo Monst Yang
      Monst Yang

      thanks..Sundaresan...

      so the serial number assigment during confirmation is usually used for small production orders? if we have tens of production qty to confirm,then we should use BDC...

      Author's profile photo Sundaresan Velayudam
      Sundaresan Velayudam
      Blog Post Author

      yes

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Nice Work Sunderesan. I have a question.  You are entering serial number 2 of FG material for compoennets as well. How you track actual serail numbers of compeoennet then? Is this 2 used same for FG and compoenent for illustration purpose only? or it needs FG serial numbers at compoenent level? please clarify.

       

      Thanks,

      Santosh

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      It is valuable document,

      thanks for sharing,

       

      Regards,

       

      Devendra

      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member

      Hi,

      Thanks for sharing this document.   How does this integrate with Production Order process. In other words, if we hab a production order to build the assembly and issue components of certain serial number and receive assembly with its serial number, can we still create install base as outlined in this document and co-exist?

       

      Thanks

      V Divakar

      Author's profile photo PRIYANKA SAINI
      PRIYANKA SAINI

      Hi,

      i am working on SAP PP ,module can you help to trace the Production order serial number any TCODE for this ? ( if i want to check the hierarchy for same with the help of serial number)

      Author's profile photo Vignesh Veerasamy
      Vignesh Veerasamy

      Hi try to use COOIS t.code.

      Also you can use IQ09 to list all the serial numbers or need to go for a custom Z report.

      Vignesh V

      Author's profile photo OUASMINE ibtissam
      OUASMINE ibtissam

      Good document.

      Thank you for sharing .