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How to make system consider Alternative unit of measure while creating BOM?

Dear Experts,

When creating a BOM, how do I make the system consider the alternative unit of measure if at the point of creating the BOM, I decide to use the component material alternative unit of measure? The scenario is as follows:


Material code is TK677, Base Unit of Measure is Litres.


Material code is RT677, Base Unit of measure is Litres.

Material code is RV677, Base Unit of measure is Kilogram.

When formulation is done in the laboratory, the components are weighed and measured in percentage weight. For example, 20% for first component (RT677) and 80% (RV677) for the second component.

To depict this, I maintain an alternative unit of measure of Kg in the Material Master of RT677, and maintain the conversion factor (100kg = 116Litres) so as to enable me use Kg as unit of measure for material RT677 when creating the BOM.

When creating the BOM, I enter Kg as unit of measure for material RT677, but gets the system error message ''Unit of measure KG not supported for material RT677 in plant NG00

Message no. 29175''

What do i need to do as I have already maintained Kg as alternative unit of measure? or which other better way should i handle this issue?

Former Member
Former Member replied

FOr your component

IN plant data/ stor, 1 view

Maintain the Unit of issue as Alternate UOM

While assigning a component in BOM, system will show the alternate uom

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