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S/4HANA Extended Production Engineering and Operations (PEO) Part 5 – Model-Unit Effectivity or Parameter Effectivity Configuration

This blog continuation to previous one – S/4HANA Extended Production Engineering and Operations (PEO) Part 1 – Configuration Settings

The major focus on this blog is to cover Mode-Unit Effectivity (Parameter Effectivity) configuration steps to configure in the PEO module.

When you process an object (such as a BOM item) using a particular change number for the first time, the system generates a new processing status ( change state ). If your organization does not use parameter effectivity, these changes simply have time-related validity, which means that a change state’s validity extends from its valid-from date to immediately before the valid-from date of the changing state following.

The following are the important configuration steps.

  1. Define Parameters
  2. Define Effectivity Types
  3. Enter Descriptions of Effectivity Types
  4. Maintain Effectivity Profiles
  5. Enter Titles for Parameter Maintenance
  6. Set Control Data
  7. Configure Parameters for Product Unitization
  8. Define Additional Attributes for Material Type

Define Parameters

In this step define the effectivity parameters for effectivity types. These parameters will be used in the Define Effectivity type.

In the standard system, the following are the parameters delivered.

  • DATE (date)
  • SERNR (serial number)
  • MATNR (material number)

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Logistics – General -> Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) -> Engineering Change Management -> Parameter Effectivity -> Define Parameters

Cuation this cross clinet configutation settings

Select New Entries and enter the following data

You assign one of the following parameter types to an effectivity parameter.

Type

In the change master record, a parameter can be assigned

Example:

S (single value)

A single value

You assign a single value 234.

I (closed interval)

A single value

A closed interval

You assign the closed interval “between 234 and 456 “.

O (open interval)

A single value

A closed interval

An open interval

You assign the open interval “greater than 456 “.

The domain of data element must be of type NUMC or CHAR and a maximum length of 30 characters, to an effectivity parameter.

Generate a transport request and activate the Data Element.

The following data elements will be created automatically and select those data elements into transport.

Define Effectivity Types

An effectivity type groups together one or more effectivity parameters.

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Logistics – General -> Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) -> Engineering Change Management -> Parameter Effectivity -> Define Effectivity Types

Enter Descriptions of Effectivity Types

The previous step creates the effectivity types. In this step, you enter the language-dependent descriptions of effectivity types.

Maintain Effectivity Profiles

Effectivity profile is a group of settings for parameter effectivity types. An effectivity profile can be assigned to a client or certain materials. An effectivity profile restricts the number of effectivity types available, among those that are available in the chosen client or for the chosen material.

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Logistics – General -> Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) -> Engineering Change Management -> Parameter Effectivity -> Maintain Effectivity Profiles

Enter the following data and save.

Enter Titles for Parameter Maintenance

In this step, adjust the description of parameters.

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Logistics – General -> Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) -> Engineering Change Management -> Parameter Effectivity -> Enter Titles for Parameter Maintenance

Set Control Data

In this work step, you define central settings for engineering change management.

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Logistics – General -> Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) -> Engineering Change Management -> Set Control Data

Select the Effectivity Profile created in the above step and activate the Parameter Effectivity indicator.

Configure Parameters for Product Unitization

This step configuration covered in another blog please refer to the first section of this blog to access it.

In this step, select the effectivity type to be used for unitization and semantically map effectivity parameters. A unitization parameter is a model, unit or a variant for which a component can be used.

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Production -> Manufacturing for Production Engineering and Operations -> Cross-Applications -> Unitized Product -> Configure Parameters for Product Unitization

Select New Entries and enter the following data and save

Define Additional Attributes for Material Type

You assign the model-unit parameter effectivity to allow the system to recognize major assemblies, installation kits, and manufactured parts.

When processing major assemblies and installation kits, the system frequently has to differentiate end items and major assemblies from installation kits and regular materials. The differentiation is important in complex assembly, where the assembly of installation kits into major assemblies is controlled by projects but manufactured parts are assembled using production orders. The model-unit effectivity type is defined for this purpose.

SAP does not ship predefined material types for major assemblies and installation kits. Of course, you can create your own material types with the semantics of major assembly and installation kit. In such cases, you also have to maintain the dependent configuration of BOM and routing and any BAdI implementations for checking materials accordingly.

Create the following material types copying standard material types based on your requirement.

In Customizing for Logistics – General, choose Material Master  -> Basic Settings  -> Material Types  -> Define Attributes of Material Types

  1. Copy material type FERT to create material type MASS (Major Assembly).
  2. Copy material type FERT to create material type EITM (End Item).
  3. Copy material type FERT to create material type IKIT (Installation Kit).
  4. Copy material type HALB to create material type UNFR (Finished Unitized Materials).
  5. Copy material type HALB to create material type UNSF (Semi-Finished Unitized Materials).

Once you define the material types then assign the Parameter Effectivity to Material Types to allow you to enter the Unitization.

SAP Customizing Implementation Guide -> Production -> Manufacturing for Production Engineering and Operations -> Cross-Applications -> Unitized Product -> Define Additional Attributes for Material Type

Enter the Material Type, Effectivity Type and Save.

 

Conclusion: Consultant able to configure the settings required to execute the parameter effectivity or Model-Unit Effectivity scenario in S/4HANA Extended Production Engineering and Operations module.

I would very much appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Best Regards,

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      Author's profile photo venkatasaivijay vasireddy
      venkatasaivijay vasireddy

      Hi Lingaiah!

      Very nice blog on model-unit configuration.

      Vijay

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you, Vijay!

      Author's profile photo Liwu Zhang
      Liwu Zhang

      Good blog. It is really helpful.

      I have followed configuration guide and start to create a EBOM, but I encounted an error when I click create button.

      Error message: Parameter Effectivity is missing in BOM Header

      Could you help me with this? Thanks in advance.

      Error%20Message

      Error Message

      Author's profile photo Lingaiah Vanam
      Lingaiah Vanam
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Liwu Zhang

      Can you maintain the below configuration setting and create EBOM?

       

      Best Regards,

      Lingaiah

      Author's profile photo Liwu Zhang
      Liwu Zhang

      Thank you for your reply.

      Yes, I selected this Header option.