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Divestiture – An SAP Logistics Approach

In this fast paced world, divestitures are common in many verticals like CPG, Aerospace, Automotive, etc. Some products, product lines, divisions, companies, plants are sold from one company to another. Typically transition happens on a specific date.

The following logistics steps should be looked at the selling company.

  • MM/PP and sales statuses in material master should be set so that no further no planned order, purchase req (PR)s are created. This is for top assembly, semi-finished and components.
  • Also status in material master should prevent creation of manual POs, production orders and sales orders.
  • Bill of materials validity date
  • Work center validity date
  • production version validity date
  • MD62 Any Planned Independent Requirements should be deleted for Assembly.
  • Open sales order lines should be rejected.
  • Open Purchase Order (PO) lines should be deleted.
  • Open production orders should be TECO’d.
  • For equipment transferred, status should be changed to Inactive/Deleted.
  • Open notifications should be NOCO’d.
  • Open maintenance orders should be TECO’d.
  • Open WM transfer orders TOs should be closed.
  • Open Physical Inventory documents should be closed.
  • If a full plant is involved, remove it from MRP run andf remove it from batch reports.

The acquiring company will ask for master and transaction data. Data should be extracted, provided to them and then clean up should be done.

Removing configuration is not recommended for the following reasons

1. Your support team may/will not do new configuration. This technically becomes a project. Thus your $ and timeline will be extended

2. SAP screens will lock up when you delete config.

 

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