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Bulk Materials

helo Gurus

How are the bulk Materials are Procured ?

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You also have the possibility of procuring bulk material, which is not backflushed, via KANBAN. This bulk material is not contained in the assembly bill of material and cannot, therefore, be assigned to an assembly. For this reason you must post the costs for this bulk material to cost center as material overhead costs .

If you use grease in your production, for example, you do not usually assign a certain consumption of grease to every assembly. In this case, grease is a bulk material and is posted to cost center.

You have two options for this KANBAN process.

Procurement to Cost Center

Withdrawal to Cost Center.


You have set the bulk material indicator for your material in the material master. In this way you ensure that this material will not be backflushed.

You have created a replenishment strategy in Customizing for KANBAN that plans the procurement or the withdrawal to cost center. If applicable you have defined the transaction type for the withdrawal to cost center yourself.

On creating the control cycle you have entered this replenishment strategy for the bulk material.

You have entered the cost center in the control cycle on the tabstrip Sequential control.

hope it helps..



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