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Author's profile photo Simon Paul Zhang

SAP PLM Recipe Development – Recipe to BOM Synchronization

This blog belongs to a series of blogs regrouped on the SCN page “SAP PLM Recipe Development for Beginners”.

In today’s blog, we would like to take a closer look at the Recipe to BOM Synchronization. The steps below demonstrate how to synchronize a Recipe with a BOM.

In order to synchronize a Recipe to a BOM, we first need to have a recipe which has a recipe formula which is correctly maintained. This means, that all substances are assigned with materials and that the correct quantities and corresponding units of measure are maintained in the Formula tab. The check if our recipe is fine, we can click on “Check Consistency”.

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Then we need to make sure that the recipe is on status “released” (or any other status allowing a BOM synchronization).

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Our recipe looks very good. So let’s go ahead and create a BOM for this recipe. To do this, we click “You can also” – “Synchronize Recipe to BOM”.

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Now the so called GSS (Guided Structured Synchronization) –  Recipe to BOM Synchronization Workbench opens up.

Before we can go ahead, we have to make sure that we have a valid engineering change number we can use. If we do not have one, we click “Related Links” – “Create Change Number”.

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We now created and saved the change number.

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We copy the newly created change number and click on “Start Synchronization” in the GSS tool.

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When we click on “Save and Continue”, we come to the so called “Reconciliation Workbench”.

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This workbench really makes sense when updating existing BOMs repeatedly. The system spots possible conflicts and proposes solutions.

The conflict S+ mean for example, that there now is a new item in the source (which is the recipe). The system will ask us if we want to transfer this new position to the BOM or not.

After we resolved all possible conflicts, we click “Save” and the BOM is created (or updated accordingly).

Now as a final step, in the Work Center, let’s click on “Material BOMs – Display Material BOM”.

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We can now see the newly created (updated) Bill of Material

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SCN – Guided Structured Synchronization (GSS)

SAP Help – Guided Structured Synchronization (GSS)

SAP Help – Synchronizing a Recipe with a Manufacturing BOM

SAP Help – Reconciliation Workbench

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      Author's profile photo Marina Scherer
      Marina Scherer

      Hello Simon,

      this is a good description of how to create a master recipe through the Synchronisation. Thank you.

      I was wondering if there is a description of how to synchronize a new recipe into an already existing master recipe. Apparently it is possible to use an old Synchronisation-Unit.



      Author's profile photo Meet Vajaria
      Meet Vajaria

      Hi @Simon_Zhang,

      I am having really hard time to sync Long text of Process elements and Connections between Formula Positions and Process Elements for Recipe to Master Recipe (R2MR) via Fiori App "Mange Recipes".

      I followed note 2482399 but there is no suggestion given to read Long text of Process Element from Recipe (Source). It suggests only how to write into Master Recipe (Target).

      For Sync of Connections between Formula Positions and Process Elements, I could not find any notes or help on scn.

      It would be great if you can help for these 2 issues.

      Thank you.

      Meet Vajaria