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AltItem Group in BOM / Alternative Material


In Assy A I have two materials B & C in BOM, I like to route the demands to material B as long as I have enough material on stock. If I have no stock or not enough of material B to cover demands of Assy A, system should automatically switch demands to material C.

Is there a way to set this up in SAP, ideally with MRP support to calculate demands between B and C.

Thanks in advance


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Dear Jorg.

In my understanding automatic switching between alternative items based on the stock does not happen during MRP run.

MRP checks the usage probability for each alternative item and based on the usage probability the item gets planned.

Based on the priority defined for the alternative item ,the item gets reserved.



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