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Special Procurement Costing for Configurable Materials

This blog post is for SD & VC Consultants. This will help you to understand how Special Procurement costing is supported for Configurable Materials in Sales Order Costing.


In a Multilevel Configuration scenario , some of the Sub Configurable materials in the BOM has to be procured from different plants which is maintained with Stock Transfer Special procurement key in Material master.

Now when carrying out Sales Order Costing for Configurable materials with Sub Configurable Materials in the BOM structure, Bill of Material must be exploded in the Stock Transfer plant and cost rollup to be happened at the header level. But BOM is not exploded in other plant and we get error message ‘CK 393 – Special procurement type & ignored for configurable materials’ since Special Procurement Stock Transfer for configurable materials is not supported in costing.

Sales Order Costing error with Stock Transfer Special procurement key settings


SAP has provided the Special Development Note 1121980 to support the Special Procurement Costing. Let us see how this solution is working.


1.New Special Procurement key ‘ZA’ created with Special procurement type as ‘Withdrawal from Alternative plant’.

Special Procurement configuration with Withdrawl from Alternative plant


2. Maintain required Sub Configurable Material Costing 1 view with Special Procurement Costing field.

Sub%20Configurable%20Material%20Costing%20view                           Sub Configurable Material Costing view

  3. Create Sales Order for the Header Configurable Material and execute Sales Order Costing.

  4. In Sales Order Costing , Bill of Material is exploded in procurement plant and the cost is rolled up to the header material.


Sales Order Costing with BOM explosion in procurement plant


After going through this blog post, the readers will have a clear understanding how the Variant function is used to display Custom Popup messages during Configuration.


SAP Note 1121980


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      Author's profile photo Santhanakumar K
      Santhanakumar K

      Hi Tamil

      Good & valuable  blog..

      Author's profile photo Vignesh Veerasamy
      Vignesh Veerasamy

      Good One Tamil Selvan Prabakaran


      Keep going.

      Sale order costing for a VC material is the crux that breaks many keys.


      Vignesh V