Mill Product Integration to SAP EWM: Order Combination and Fast Entry of Co-Products
From S/4 HANA 1510, some of the industry specific solution like DIMP( Discrete Industry and Mill Product) have been moved into S/4 HANA layer and there is not additional license or Business functions are required to activate it. They are by default switched on
Mills Product are more specific to mining industry or batch production when it is required to consolidate multiple manufacturing orders into 1 batch order. This blog is intended to explain how order combination can be integrated to SAP EWM and how manufacturing of Main Products and Co-Products can be packed into single handling unit. Up to now, co-products, like components, had to be entered in the component overview. The fast entry function provides you with a fast and easy way of entering and changing co-products on a separate screen.
The order combination allows to group multiple manufacturing orders into 1 consolidated order and hence group staging can also be triggered.
This blog will deal with combining multiple Production orders into one.
Create manufacturing order, a fast entry tab will be opened, here required Co-product production can be entered.
- Firstly, will check how Co-products can be entered using fast entry tab.
Post the confirmation, CO15 or CO11N displays Main Item+ CO-Product also with 101 mvt type. This functionality is only available in S/4 HANA.
Since GR is initiated from S/4, hence Inbound delivery will created in S/4 and distributed to EWM system. One inbound delivery will contain both Main Product and CO-Product, hence it can be packed into Single HU also or in different HU also,
Now Create HU to receive Main Product and Co-Product
The Co-Product is first Packed in HU 8001000448.
Similarly, Main products can be packed into Separate HU.
2) Order Combination:
The order combination function allows to combine the sequences of identical operations in a consolidated production order. Following objects can be combined in orders:
With this functionality, all BOM components quantity will be summed up and hence resultant summed up staging of components will be initiated from Warehouse to PSA. This will significantly reduce staging task if multiple Manufacturing orders are released per day for a manufacturing line. This manufacturing technique of ”order Combination” is available from S/4 HANA version and is perfectly suited for ”Batch Production”
Limitation of Order Combination
- Production orders and process orders cannot be combined with each other.
- Not all functions are supported for process orders, for example, the formulas with Active Pharma Ingredients are not adjusted for quantity calculation.
- Collective orders cannot be combined.
- Operations from orders that contain a co-product cannot be combined. All orders must be for a material, but the material of the combined original orders may differ.
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All testing are conducted in S/4 HANA 1709 Sandbox system