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Alternative Items in BOM


Is there an option in SAP, wherein when there is no stock of one component, the system automatically selects an alternative material that is available?

I know that we have the concept of alternative items in BOMs and also the discontinuation function in the material master, but these are not what my client requires. I have noticed that the alternative function works only with usage probability and I if give the usage probability of both components as 100, then it selects the complete quantity of both the materials. My requirement is that if there is not enough stock of item A then it should select the balance quantity from item B.

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Edited by: Man Man on Oct 17, 2008 6:26 AM

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